This event is part of the Geneva Science Diplomacy Week Open Forum, organized as a collective impact process facilitated by GESDA on behalf of the 17 partner institutions to mobilize science diplomacy in International Geneva.
In an era of changing strategic landscapes, the nature of conflict is becoming increasingly multifaceted, dynamic, hybrid, and protracted. Multi-stakeholder alliances are becoming increasingly important in the field of peacebuilding. They can leverage their complementary expertise to break down sectoral silos and bridge capacities to achieve greater impact and accelerate the achievement of sustainable peace for all. This new approach to diplomacy recognizes the need for integrated, multidisciplinary collaboration across different professional communities, including science. Computer scientists can best produce innovative technologies when built on the field expertise of peace practitioners and the scientific evidence of social scientists. This session will explore science diplomacy in action: it will present the roadmap and discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities of a specific research project on mitigating online polarization in the context of conflict, conducted by members of the Swiss Alliance of PeaceTech.
Dr. Peter Maurer, Former President of the ICRC
Amb. Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador, Special Representative for Science Diplomacy, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and Chair of the Diplomacy Forum at GESDA
Dr. Klaus Schönenberger, Director, EPFL EssentialTech
Dr. Annyssa Bellal, Executive Director, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform
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