[bestbits] REMINDER: ICTs and Constitution Building Tech Fair

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 10:15:04 EDT 2015

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*REMINDER: ICTs and Constitution Building Tech Fair*
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ICTs and Constitution Building Tech Fair

International IDEA, in partnership with the Google Docs and Google Ideas,
is organizing a one-day “Constitution Building Tech Fair
for technology entrepreneurs to present services, platforms and products
that could help in a constitution making process, and have an exchange with
leading constitutional experts and practitioners regarding currently unmet
needs and challenges for which existing technologies could be adapted.

*This event will be hosted by the National Constitutional Center, and
curated by ICT4Peace.*

The Constitution Building Tech Fair will feature TED-talk-like keynote
speeches on the challenges of constitution making today and how public
domain information can be leveraged for participatory processes around
governance. It will furthermore feature “ignite talks” where tech
entrepreneurs present their tools as they may relate to three interrelated
issues in any given constitution building process: Access to information,
transparency in the process, and encouraging public debate.

Deadline: 10 September 2015, 3pm Central European Time.

More details and application form here


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Download the *ICT4Peace Foundation report of 2005 on the use of Information
and Communications Technologies for peacebuilding (ICT4Peace)*, with a
Preface by Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations

An updated version of this report, with critical analysis on current
policies and practices of ICTs in peacebuilding and crises was published in
early 2011. Published in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet
and Society at Harvard University and GeorgiaTech, *Peacebuilding in the
Information Age: Sifting Hype from Reality* can be read here
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ICT4Peace took root with pioneering research on the role of ICTs in
preventing, responding to and recovering from conflict in 2003 and lead to
the adoption of Paragraph 36 by the World Summit on the Information Society
(WSIS) in Tunis in 2005 which recognises *“...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".*

The *ICT4Peace Foundation* works to promote the practical realisation of
Paragraph 36 and looks at the role of ICT in crisis management, covering
aspects of early warning and conflict prevention, peace mediation,
peacekeeping, peace-building as well as natural disaster management and
humanitarian operations.
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*Carolina Rossini *

*Vice President, International Policy and Strategy *
*Public Knowledge*
*http://www.publicknowledge.org/ <http://www.publicknowledge.org/>*
+ 1 6176979389 | skype: carolrossini | @carolinarossini

*Save the Date! The IP3 Awards are September 24th!*
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*Carolina Rossini *
*Vice President, International Policy*
*Public Knowledge*
*http://www.publicknowledge.org/ <http://www.publicknowledge.org/>*
+ 1 6176979389 | skype: carolrossini | @carolinarossini
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