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A community platform for building peace through information-driven dialogue

Obiettivo

In any society that has emerged from civil conflict there is a risk of recurrence unless the underlying divisions are addressed. Peace education has been shown to promote reconciliation by developing empathy, critical thinking and moral responsibility. Various factors for building resistance to conflict have been identified as key: the provision of access to an ‘evidence base’ of balanced information; active engagement with information to familiarise users with concepts of evidence, authenticity and critical thinking; and inclusive spaces for dialogue between communities, in which reconciliation is forged through participation. We take these participatory approaches and map them into the digital sphere. While social media are widely used for participation, their potential for abuse makes them unsuitable for such dialogue. More focused platforms have emerged to support the public’s engagement with information, issues and each other, such as Ushahidi, which focuses on collecting and sharing data about unfolding situations, to involve communities in dealing with them. We will build on this software to develop a participatory platform that supports active engagement with bodies of information, allowing communities to share, organise, enhance, and reuse it, within a digital space for information-driven processes of reflection and informed, constructive dialogue. The platform will be piloted and evaluated in two countries recovering from civil conflict, Rwanda and Kenya, and the reach of the trials will be extended into areas of poor connectivity via BRCK hotspot devices. We will follow a living labs methodology based on social innovation and co-creation, involving close engagement with citizens and communities in participatory design and evaluation events throughout the project. Evaluation will also use quantitative methods from data science to assess the relevance, innovation and impact of the platform, and analyse the behavioural responses of the platform’s users.

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H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Bando secondario

H2020-ICT-2017-1

Meccanismo di finanziamento

IA - Innovation action

Coordinatore

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 658 617,50
Indirizzo
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

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Regione
London Inner London — West Westminster
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00

Partecipanti (6)

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 111 775,00
Indirizzo
Main Campus
256 Kampala

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
AEGIS TRUST
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 269 507,50
Indirizzo
The Holocaust Centre Laxton
NG22 0PA Newark

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Regione
East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire North Nottinghamshire
Tipo di attività
Other
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
DOTSOFT OLOKLIROMENES EFARMOGES DIADIKTIOY KAI VASEON DEDOMENON AE
Grecia
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 117 337,50
Indirizzo
Kountourioti 3
54625 Thessaloniki

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PMI

L’organizzazione si è definita una PMI (piccola e media impresa) al momento della firma dell’accordo di sovvenzione.

Regione
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 50 287,50
USHAHIDI NETWORK
Kenya
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 640 144,66
Indirizzo
Bishop Magua Center Ngong Road
Nairobi

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Tipo di attività
Other
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
KIGALI COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH CENTER (KCRC)
Ruanda
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 327 568,04
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Paesi Bassi
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 48 013,55
Indirizzo
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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Regione
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo di paesi terzi
€ 0,00