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Technology for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding: 4 week online course (Discount available for PCDN members)

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    Course date: October 6 – October 31

    TC109: Technology for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding is a highly interactive online course designed for conflict management professionals to assist them in understanding the roles of technology in conflict prevention and peacekeeping. TC109 will touch on technical, political and ethical issues of using ICTs in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The course will be taught on TechChange’s online learning platform, and will include self-directed reading and commenting, interactive lectures from guest experts, and hands-on exercises with different technology tools. Participants can expect to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to manage the basic aspects of using ICTs in their work, both as an end user and for building effective project teams.


    Course description:

    This course will cover the use of mobile phones, digital mapping, and social media in conflict management and peacebuilding. Case studies from Myanmar, Kenya, and Syria; live discussions with experts from international organizations, academia and government, and instructor moderated discussions will make up the core of the learning experience.  Participants will also get hands-on experience with mapping software during a simulation the final week of the course. By the end of the course, participants should expect to have developed an understanding of how different pieces of technology work, be able to do basic assessments of technology integration for their organizations, and some basic hands-on experience with crowdsourcing technologies.


    Course topics:

    • Mobile phones, digital mapping, social media, and big data for conflict analysis and prevention

    • Crowdsourcing & participatory mapping and GIS in conflict analysis

    • Issues to consider when deploying technology for peace: ethics and inclusion

    • 21st century strategies for data management and information security

    • Localizing conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts through technology

    Format: Interactive online course with facilitated discussions with technology experts in the contexts of conflict management, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding in conflict zones across the world.


    Facilitated by Charles Martin-Shields


    Guest speakers:

    Apply now before October 3 for early bird discount and before seats run out! For an additional $50 off, use coupon code “PCDN”. For more information, please visit the Technology for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding course page. For group discount rates, please contact

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