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How Technology Can Prevent Violent Conflict

How Technology Can Prevent Violent Conflict

Context:

In the Phillippines, one organization is working to address humanitarian needs by utilizing emerging technology. As a result, increased connectivity reduces violence and fosters social impact.

In the News:

“They are trying to get the people access to information, to educational material, to be able to monitor people so they can know who needs help, but they are not able to do that because they don’t have basic infrastructure like a telephone or the internet.”

Insight from Peace Science:

  • Violent conflict is much more common in areas with low-tech communication capabilities.
  • Technology-based programs, as simple as text message reporting, have been proven to aid in conflict monitoring and prevention.

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