Technology and Peacemaking: Getting to Yes

Technology and Peacemaking: Getting to Yes

Technology and international development have worked together for decades. Together, they have helped build bridges, provide clean water, education and healthcare, connect remote villages, fight epidemics, or respond to crisis and natural disasters. But what kind of technology can peacemakers use and what should they expect?

Development has two prominent sides: on the one hand, it deals with very tangible issues like infrastructure, health, food security, or economics. All of these can be easily measured and compared. The role of technology on this “hard” side of development is clear: provide tools and mechanisms to reduce costs, increase output, and improve livelihoods.

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