Build Up is a non-profit with a global team. Our core team brings together diverse skills: mediation, negotiation, facilitation, peace-building, marketing, media, filmmaking, design, coding, data analysis, social media, metal-work, graphic recording and more.
Build Up transforms conflict in the digital age. We do this by combining peacebuilding best practices, participatory methodologies and digital technologies to identify and address emergent challenges to peace.
We use digital technologies to build peace: we support peace innovators across the globe, working with local organizations to design and implement technology interventions for peacebuilding processes that address divisions in society. 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.
To support our work, we also develop policy and research around the uses of digital technology for peace, deliver online and in-person training courses, and host a global community of practice around peace and technology, convened at an annual conference.
Build Up is a new model for a global non-profit, driven by values we embody in all our work and internal culture: 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.
Build Up is a non-profit with a global team. Our core team brings together diverse skills: mediation, negotiation, facilitation, peacebuilding, marketing, media, filmmaking, design, coding, data analysis, social media, metal-work, graphic recording and more.