As peacebuilders place increasing importance on the use of digital technologies to sustain peacebuilding work in this midst of the COVID‑19 pandemic, we convened an online consultation for people across the globe to share insights and knowledge on how to capitalise on the opportunities for peace that digital technologies provide.

The latest in our series of ‘Local Voices for Peace’ reports, ‘Digital Pathways for Peace: Insights and lessons from a global online consultation’, shares perspectives from local peacebuilders on the benefits and challengeof using technology to build peace, and offers recommendations for policymakers, donors and civil society to harness the capabilities digital technologies offer.

 

Click here to read the report

An Executive Summary is also available here 

 

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