ICT4Peace Foundation

- Enhance the performance of the international community in crisis information management through ICT Objective: To enhance the competency and professionalism of the international community in crisis management through improved integrated and multi-stakeholder Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding missions as well as interagency interoperability and information sharing supported by practical collaborative frameworks and ICT tools;

- Development of training templates for ICT, media and communications in conflict management. Cooperation with the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) Cooperation with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC);

- Inventorisation of existing ICT4Peace initiatives and tools ICT4Peace aims to enhance the performance of the international community in crisis management through the application of information Communications Technology (ICT)'s technologies that can facilitate effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and stakeholders involved in crisis management, humanitarian aid and peacebuilding.

Crisis management is defined, for the purposes of this process, as civilian and/or military intervention in a crisis that may be a violent or non-violent with the intention of preventing a further escalation of the crisis and facilitating its resolution. This definition covers peace mediation, peace-keeping and peace-building activities of the international community. In bridging the fragmentation between various organisations and activities during different crisis phases, ICT4Peace aims to facilitate a holistic, cohesive and collaborative mechanisms directly in line with Paragraph 36 of the WSIS Tunis Commitment

ICT4Peace aims to enhance the performance of the international community in crisis management through the application of information Communications Technology (ICT)'s technologies that can facilitate effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and stakeholders involved in crisis management, humanitarian aid and peacebuilding. Crisis management is defined, for the purposes of this process, as civilian and/or military intervention in a crisis that may be a violent or non-violent with the intention of preventing a further escalation of the crisis and facilitating its resolution. 

This definition covers early warning, peace mediation, peace-keeping and peace-building, protection of civilians activities of the international community. In bridging the fragmentation between various organisations and activities during different crisis phases, ICT4Peace aims to facilitate a holistic, cohesive and collaborative mechanisms directly in line with Paragraph 36 of the World Summit of the Information Society Tunis Commitment. We value the potential of ICTs to promote peace and to prevent conflict which, inter alia, negatively affects achieving development goals. ICTs can be used for identifying conflict situations through early-warning systems preventing conflicts, promoting their peaceful resolution, supporting humanitarian action, including protection of civilians in armed conflicts, facilitating peacekeeping missions, and assisting post conflict peace-building and reconstruction. See http://www.ict4peace.org/mission-1.html for details.

  • Civil Society
  • Community Conflict Resolution
  • Coordination of International Assistance
  • DDR
  • Good Offices and Peace Support
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • Media
  • Security Sector Governance
  • Transitional Justice

Good Offices and Peace Support

No other organisation brings together the range of expertise on ICT4Peace as the Foundation. Key staff members include senior policy makers and those very familiar with global advocacy as well as local activities, visionaries and thought-leaders with years of experience in active conflict zones and using ICT tools. ICT4Peace aims to enhance the performance of the international community in crisis management through the application of information Communications Technology (ICT) – technologies that can facilitate effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and stakeholders involved in crisis management, humanitarian aid and peacebuilding. Crisis management is defined, for the purposes of this process, as civilian and/or military intervention in a crisis that may be a violent or non-violent with the intention of preventing a further escalation of the crisis and facilitating its resolution. This definition covers peace mediation, peace-keeping and peace-building activities of the international community. In bridging the fragmentation between various organisations and activities during different crisis phases, ICT4Peace aims to facilitate a holistic, cohesive and collaborative mechanisms directly in line with Paragraph 36 of the WSIS Tunis Commitment: “36. We value the potential of ICTs to promote peace and to prevent conflict which, inter alia, negatively affects achieving development goals. ICTs can be used for identifying conflict situations through early-warning systems preventing conflicts, promoting their peaceful resolution, supporting humanitarian action, including protection of civilians in armed conflicts, facilitating peacekeeping missions, and assisting post conflict peace-building and reconstruction.” ICT4Peace aims to raise the awareness of and mainstream the Tunis Commitment in all stages of planning and executing crisis management and peace operations. Victims of man-made and natural disasters as well as violent and protracted ethno-political conflict are often severely disadvantaged on account of existing ICT mechanisms that fail to adequately facilitate knowledge and information transfers, augment collaboration and complement multi-stakeholder initiatives. Under the Chairmanship of President Martti Ahtisaari, a group of experts from the UN, international civil society, business and academia met in March 2007 to identify key challenges of and solutions to existing ICT mechanisms on conflict management.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Direct project implementation
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Upcoming programmes on media and peacebuilding, involving the design and development of initiatives to support local stakeholders in reconciliation/ global.
Enhance the performance of the international community in crisis management through ICT 1. ICT4Peace is working with the United Nations, bilateral and multilateral donors, international NGOs, civil society organizations, academia and Universities as well as global business to establish ICT4Peace as integral to their approach to and understanding of crisis management. 2. ICT4Peace aims to enhance the competency and professionalism of the international community in crisis management through improved interagency interoperability supported by practical collaborative frameworks and ICT tools. 3. ICT4Peace will establish broad principles derived from operational best practices, integrate them into UN processes and make ICT part of UN evaluation exercises./ Global
ICT4Peace aims to enhance the performance of the international community in crisis management through the application of information Communications Technology (ICT) – technologies that can facilitate effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and stakeholders involved in crisis management, humanitarian aid and peacebuilding. Crisis management is defined, for the purposes of this process, as civilian and/or military intervention in a crisis that may be a violent or non-violent with the intention of preventing a further escalation of the crisis and facilitating its resolution. This definition covers peace mediation, peace-keeping and peace-building activities of the international community. * Inventorisation of existing initiatives and tools ICT4Peace will over the next year catalogue at least 100 existing ICT tools and mechanisms – operational, legal and conceptual – geared towards conflict mitigation . The inventorisation will include initiatives identified by the report on ICT4peace by the ICT4Peace Foundation, published in 2005, along with more recent examples from around the world in the use of ICT for conflict mitigation using PC’s, mobile phones, the web and the Internet. / Global
Development of templates for ICT, media and communications in conflict management through the practical application of multi-stakeholder, multi-tier ICT frameworks to augment communication between and within peoples and communities, ICT4Peace will support the design and application of ICT to augment conflict management initiatives in post-conflict contexts./global

Media

The Foundation brings together globally recognised experts in media and peacebuilding, including those who have headed multi-stakeholder, multi-national initiatives at the UN level to those who are pioneering new media and citizen journalism initiatives in support of peace building in regions of violent conflict.
Other
  • Direct project implementation
  • Policy advice
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Development of templates for ICT, media and communications in conflict management Through the practical application of multi-stakeholder, multi-tier ICT frameworks to augment communication between and within peoples and communities, ICT4Peace will support the design and application of ICT to augment conflict management initiatives in post-conflict contexts. / Global

Civil Society

Other
  • Advocacy
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
  • Europe
    • Western Europe
      • Germany
      • Switzerland
      • Belgium
  • Asia
    • South Asia
      • Sri Lanka
  • Americas
    • North America
      • United States of America
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt
    • Western Africa
      • Mali
      • Ghana
ICT4Peace Foundation
Chemin Briquet 26
Geneva CH-1209
International Foundation
From 3 to 10 years
Between 250.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
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Chemin Briquet 26
Geneva CH-1209
Headquarters

Coordination and planning of all activities, strategic visioning and high level policy engagements with key trans-national and inter-governmental organisations, senior diplomats, government officials, NGOs, business and other related entities.

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Mr
Daniel Stauffacher
Chairman
Daniel Stauffacher
Chairman
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Partnership

Cairo Center for Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping for Africa (CCCPA)

Crisis Management Initiative

Type: 
Formal
Main purpose: 
Policy
Description: 

NGO/ Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is an independent, non-profit organisation that innovatively promotes and works for sustainable security. CMI works to strengthen the capacity of the international community in comprehensive crisis management and conflict resolution. CMI's work builds on wide stakeholder networks. It combines analysis, action and advocacy.

Partner organisations: 
NGO

Ecole pour le Maintient de la Paix, Bamako, Mali

UN DESA

Type: 
Formal
Location: 
International Partnership
Main purpose: 
Policy
Description: 

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action. The Department works in three main interlinked areas: it compiles, generates and analyses a wide range of economic, social and environmental data and information on which States Members of the United Nations draw to review common problems and to take stock of policy options; it facilitates the negotiations of Member States in many intergovernmental bodies on joint courses of action to address ongoing or emerging global challenges; and it advises interested Governments on the ways and means of translating policy frameworks developed in United Nations conferences and summits into programmes at the country level and, through technical assistance, helps build national capacities. The UN/DESA Office in Italy promotes and coordinates several development cooperation initiatives under the framework of UN/DESA's mandate and, in doing so, it liaises with Italian and European institutions, the civil society and the business sector.

Partner organisations: 
United Nations

ISCRAM

Description: 

International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.

Partner organisations: 
NGO

Kofi Annan International Training Center for Peacekeeping (KAIPTC), Ghana

Strategic Foresight Group, Mumbai, India

UN GAID

Type: 
Formal
Location: 
International Partnership
Main purpose: 
Policy
Description: 

United Nations/ The Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organizing a Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development: Youth and ICT as Agents of Change, that will help harness the creativity and dynamism that the youth has in exploring and exploiting ICT for their own benefit and for the benefit of their peers and communities in advancement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Forum aims at actively engaging youth in debates and discussions with their peer representatives, policy makers, private sector, technology and thought leaders and others in exploring ways to empower the community and to participate more fully in society through the appropriate and responsible use of ICT.

Partner organisations: 
United Nations

Network

UN CITO CIMAG

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
United Nations / IOs
Main purpose: 
Policy
Geographical scope: 
Global
Description: 

Improve International Cooperation in the field of Crisis Information Management utilizing ICTs and web 2.0 tools. Crisis Information Management in natural and manmade crisis situation.

UNGAID

Type: 
Academic
Main purpose: 
Policy
Description: 

Study and promote role and effective utilization of ICTs and web 2.0 tools and peace-keeping and peace-building and crisis management

UN PB Network

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
United Nations / IOs
Main purpose: 
Collaborative learning
Geographical scope: 
Global
Description: 

Sharing best practices in Peacebuilding.