During the hackathon, we will tackle real-world challenges presented by frontline organizations, focusing on the thematic areas listed below. Stay tuned, as the list of challenges will be released soon!
PeaceTech is the use of science and technology to prevent, reduce, or resolve violence and conflict, and to promote peace; emphasizing the need to avoid dual use of technology, where technologies can be used for harmful ends instead than for peaceful purposes. It encompasses research, development and application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math to support strategies against violence.
Violence is considered not only in terms of war and armed conflict, but also violence striking civil society by any means – hate speech, cyberbullying, online mis- and disinformation, gender-based violence, and against minority groups.