For 2016, PeaceNexus Foundation chose to partner with the Build Peace Conference on the selection of and support to their fellowships that enable peacebuilding practitioners to use and develop technology for peacebuilding purposes. The three selected fellows are:
- Colombian lawyer Diana Dajer who will design, implement and evaluate a technological participatory budgeting tool suitable for Colombia – the peace agreements reached so far emphasize the construction of peace at the local level through active citizen participation. For more information, see Diana’s latest blog post here.
- Jean Marie Ndihokubwayo who will develop a strategy for use of technology in his organisation’s Participatory Action Research process in Burundi.
- Maude Morrison who will work to introduce a phone-based Early Warning Early Response communication system that targets local peacebuilders in Myanmar.
All fellows get a support package consisting of mentoring, training, conference participation and a small grant towards project development and implementation. In addition to partnering with Build Peace in their fellowship programme, PN is organizing two workshops at the next Build Peace conference in Zurich (register here), in part to share our experience and that of our partners with a wider audience.