Build Peace 2017: Conference Report (April 2018)
Build Peace 2017 took place in Bogotá, Colombia. With the title Making paper count: New forms of citizen participation in peace agreements, Build Peace 2017 explored innovative approaches to amplify participation in all phases of a peace agreement, and bridging the gap between top down and bottom up peacebuilding initiatives. Also available in Spanish.
The Commons: A pilot methodology for addressing polarization online (February 2018)
Between June and December 2017, Build Up, in partnership with MIT MISTI and with funding from HumanityX and The City of The Hague, ran a pilot program that explored interventions to address polarization on Facebook and Twitter in the USA. This evaluation report explores the process, results and impact of The Commons pilot.
ICTs & EU civilian peacebuilding: Reflections on good practices, opportunities and challenges (February 2017)
Build Up is part of the Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding research project. This report builds on the practical challenges of and opportunities for operationalising peacetech identified in an initial scoping study (see below), and highlights a range of good practices from two case studies: SMS-based programming by Sisi ni Amani in Kenya and the use of video game Peace Park in Georgia by Elva.
Innovative Peacebuilding in Syria: a scoping study of the strategic use of technology to build peace in the Syrian context (June 2016)
In January 2016, the British Council commissioned Build Up to map current peacetech initiatives responding to the Syrian crisis and consider options for future work using technology for peacebuilding and development. This report outlines the outcomes of the research, represents the first and only such mapping to date. Also available in Arabic.
Uses of ICTs for EU Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (March 2016)
Build Up is part of the Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding research project. This report is a first scoping study, produced jointly with colleagues at the London School of Economics.
Peacekeepers in the Sky (September 2015)
Build Up co-founder Helena Puig Larrauri collaborated with Patrick Meier to produce this paper on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by peacekeeping operations. The paper was published by the ICT 4 Peace Foundation.
Participatory Video for Peacebuilding: A Guide for Practitioners (March 2015)
This guide provides advice, exercises and notes for practitioners who wish to use a participatory video methodology to enhance the resilience and peacebuilding capacities of conflict affected communities.
New Technologies: The Future of Alternative Infrastructures for Peace (January 2015)
This paper is part of the Geneva Platform for Peace’s White Paper Series, a collection of input documents for the White Paper on Peacebuilding. The paper explores the processes that are being set in motion in the peacebuilding space by this technological growth.
Building on Open Data and Information Technologies: The Future of Resources, Narratives and Collective Intelligence for Development (January 2015)
Build Up Co-Directors Helena Puig Larrauri and Rodrigo Davies outlined their vision on the future of development assistance in this essay that was one of the winners of the Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014, which was held by the Global Development Network in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Nigeria Special Report: Early Warning & Early Response in Plateau State (September 2014)
Build Up and PeaceTech Lab partnered on two workshops with participants from Jos, Nigeria (Plateau State) to identify gaps in existing early warning and early response (EWER) systems and to look for potential entry points to support groups working in this area.
Digital Activism in Sudan (July 2014)
Build Up co-founder Helena Puig Larrauri wrote a chapter for a book on Global Digital Activism curated by MIT’s Centre for Civic Media, focusing on challenges to using technology for non-violent activism in Sudan.
Technology for Peacebuilding (November 2013)
Build Up co-founder Helena Puig Larrauri collaborated with Anne Kahl to produce this foundational paper on peacetech, published by the Stability Journal.
New Technologies and Conflict Prevention in Sudan and South Sudan (April 2013)
Build Up co-founder Helena Puig Larrauri wrote this early paper on peacetech, published by the International Peace Institute.