PeaceGeeks partners with community leaders and organizations to understand the challenges they are facing, and collaborates with these stakeholders to create tech-based solutions that strengthen their efforts for peace and humanitarian action. Our approach is always community-driven — we believe that when communities affected by conflict and displacement have the tools to lead change on the ground, we as a global community can collectively respond to some of the world's biggest challenges.
Since our inception in 2011, PeaceGeeks has managed more than 70 projects in 26 countries and engaged over 1,000 volunteers around the world. Today, our partners include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Criminal Court (ICC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps, Google, the Government of Canada, and the Province of British Columbia.
While the technical aspects of our projects may be varied, all of our work touches on these areas of focus:
Whether in humanitarian crisis situations or countries of permanent resettlement, poor access to information is a critical setback for people rebuilding their lives.
Digital tools, social media, gaming, bots, videos and misinformation play an increasingly prominent role in inciting and escalating social divides and violence.
In situations of human rights violations and crimes against humanity, technology can help close the gap between the most affected communities and traditionally top-down decision-makers.
From political interference to humanitarian innovation, global security and conflict are increasingly intersecting with online spaces and technology, in ways that the world has yet to fully understand.
By donating to PeaceGeeks, you're elevating breakthrough projects for peace, and more importantly, investing in incredible individuals and organizations working to make peace, accountability and human rights a lived reality for all. Donate today.