A DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE FOR PEACE
Business Plan for Peace and the Dutch Ministry of Defence invite you to help in the challenge of preventing human suffering and shifting humanity’s habit away from violent conflict towards the prevention of conflict.
Find out below what you can do and how you can participate in Odyssey Momentum, November 13-15, 2020.
An invitation to get involved
WHY WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP
Personal loop to break
The causes of violent behaviour run deep, rooted in our own personal approach to life: for each situation we have triggers and options to prevent or escalate. People are currently lacking abilities and skills, and effective methodologies to learn are not yet widespread.
Institutional loop to break
In the past years, international organizations, governments and NGOs have begun prioritizing conflict prevention instead of responding to crises.
Early signal, early warning and early action systems – these are both IT-systems and observation methodologies and indicators in society used by civilians, diplomats, NGOs and the military that conflicts could escalate – are suboptimal, as they can be exclusive, top-down, fragmented and used in a biased way, being vulnerable to manipulation. Sometimes the user cannot act based on the signal, as the action to take is unclear, too complicated, too high risk, or even too late. There is a big gap between the current systems and concrete action.
We need to approach this more holistically, including all the stakeholders involved in this challenge.
Generate a groundswell of people from all walks of life who believe that a world without war is possible and necessary. A community that is actively engaged in accelerating the change by understanding and acting to prevent violent conflict.
Each of us should be aware of early warning signs, feel responsible for the de-escalation of conflict, and be able to contribute to the resolution of violent conflict. There needs to be a shift in global culture away from the habit of violent conflict towards the prevention of human suffering.
WHAT WE ARE BUILDING
The challenge for the teams and everyone helping them:
“Use existing methodologies and tools to move away from violent approaches to conflict by co-creating an inclusive protocol empowering anyone to connect, contribute, act and learn the skills to prevent violence. Let’s create a groundswell of people from all walks of life who can take early action to prevent violent conflict!”
Find out what each team is building and which part of the problem they are tackling, and how you can contribute.
Dutch Ministry of Defence – Innovation Centre Front/Policy Team Conflict Prevention
Business Plan for Peace
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dutch Public Prosecution Office (OM)
By applying for Momentum, you can take part in these activities:
Getting ready phase
Connect and prepare with everyone ahead of Odyssey Momentum (online):
- Touching Base Session on
- Getting Ready event on October 29th
- Challenge meetup
November 13-15, 2020
49 hours of online mass collaboration
Co-create new solutions to this challenge with five teams and hundreds of experts:
- Share your story and experience
- Ask questions and provide feedback
- Choose your favorite solution and become part of the pilot project after Momentum
Starting the pilot
The best solution is turned into a pilot project with everyone involved.
Be the first to test and help improve the solutions.
THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:
16.6. The solution will be contributing to developing effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.
16.A. The solution will be contributing to strengthening relevant institutions as well as citizens to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.