Build Peace is a global conference series and community of practice that brings together practitioners, activists, academics, policy makers, artists and technologists from around the world to share experiences and advance knowledge on emergent challenges to peace in a digital age, and peacebuilding innovations to address these challenges. Under this umbrella, each year Build Peace focuses on one central theme, linked to the location where the conference takes place.

Around 300 people gather annually at the Build Peace conference. Participants come from more than 65 different countries, working in national and international NGOs, the UN system, academic institutions, civil society organisations, grassroots organizing and the private sector. The conference is a catalyst for the strengthening of the ecosystem of social innovation for peace, focused on that year’s topic and location.