Short 15-minutes interviews with data and technology experts at non-profit, government, multi-lateral, research or private sector organizations on the application of digital innovations to tackle global development and humanitarian challenges.
What is peace tech? How is it used by civil society?
Dr. Lisa Schirch, Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Research Fellow at the Toda Peace Institute, introduces us to peace tech, its history, trends, current examples, and their impact - including Ushahidi, Build Up, Polis, and the “Angry Uncle” Chatbot.
More about Lisa’s work at www.toda.org and https://kroc.nd.edu/faculty-and-staff/lisa-schirch/
Social media & conflict: Global framework, local context
Adrienne Brooks, Senior Advisor for the Technology for Development team at Mercy Corps, specializes in addressing the weaponization of social media as it relates to peacebuilding. She introduces Mercy Corps’ global framework for understanding risks and resilience of social media and conflict and how it is applied in local context.
Training youth social media activists
Jomari Guillermo, Communications Manager at Catholic Relief Services in the Philippines, shares lessons learned from social media training of youth activists for strengthening their peace agendas and increase influence.
Civil society's role in fighting hate speech
Alice Nderitu, the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide at the United Nations, explains how civil society organizations can join the collaborative flight against hate speech and contribute to the prevention of atrocity crimes.
For more information visit https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/
ICT4D for Malaria Elimination
Dr. John Reeder, Director of TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease, based at the World Health Organization, gives an overview of digital technologies used globally to help fight malaria, their benefits and potential, as well as challenges or barriers to overcome.
Jocelyn Williams: Role of digital tech in empowering women
Jocelyn Williams (Director of Business Development, Every1Mobile) on the role of digital tech in empowering women and addressing digital diversity and inclusion.
Love these podcasts!
I enjoy the diversity of speakers and topics. Always fresh content and interesting interviews. I find myself sitting in my car finishing the newest episodes even after I have already arrived home! Just have to finish before going inside :)