JustPeace Labs supports the adoption of technology tools by peacebuilders
working in post-conflict situations.
Our innovative tools and software help peacebuilders undertake more
context-relevant peacebuilding programs that facilitate meaningful
participation of affected communities, local ownership and inclusion, and broad
access. We assist peacebuilders in empowering local communities to be active
participants in creating lasting just peace.
Challenges to using technology in peacebuilding include ethics, access and
capacity. We aim to overcome these challenges through our holistic, open
approach. In particular, we hope to contribute to the following outcomes:
- An ethical and secure approach to using technology in peacebuilding.
peacebuilders’ access to technological tools, focusing on easy-to-use and
- Enhancing technological literacy and capacity to build
and use tools for just and sustainable peace.
What We Do
Tooling. We utilize the latest advances in computer science to develop robust, user-friendly and open-source software for peacebuilders.
JustPeace Labs addresses common peacebuilding challenges, including time, capacity, and resource constraints, by offering peacebuilders an online development platform for creating targeted mobile applications.
Capacity-building. We facilitate broad use and adoption of technological tools by providing capacity building to local peacebuilding stakeholders. Specifically, JustPeace trains local peacebuilders on incorporating technology into peacebuilding
work, designing and deploying mobile phone applications and other software solutions and relevant legal, security, privacy and ethical considerations.
Research. We offer research and advice on technology, peacebuilding, international justice, transparency, economic development, ethical investment in post-conflict countries and related laws and policies.
Technical assistance. We provide advice and assistance on developing and applying technology in peacebuilding contexts. We work together with peacebuilding organizations to customize tools, analyze data and develop tech-related strategies.