WHAT WE DO
Policy & Research
We develop think-pieces and conduct research to explore opportunities to use digital technologies for peace and emergent challenges to peace related to digital technology.
We use digital technologies to build peace: we support peace innovators across the globe, working with local organisations to design and implement technology interventions to peacebuilding processes.
We transform conflicts that happen in digital spaces: we conduct research and interventions to address polarization on social and digital media in contexts across the globe.
We support peacebuilders to produce, analyse and share quantitative and qualitative data. We have adapted two methodologies – participatory video and participatory polling – to the specific needs of peacebuilders.
At Build Up, we are honest, open and vulnerable.
We’re not experts, we value knowledge, we engage in cross and trans disciplinary thinking. We give space to learn, encouragement to grow, and sometimes to err. We work with and support ourselves and others as whole people. We place stewardship, respect, love, peace and non-violence at the heart of our work. And our style is a bit punk: non-hierarchical, diverse and a little bit irreverent.