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Sanjana hattotuwa

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  • 1. ict4peace: beyond the hype Sanjana Hattotuwa TEDGlobal Fellow 2010 Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation
  • 2. sri lanka
  • 3. systemic problems • Post-war violence and repression still high • Violence against independent media and critical dissent • Legacy of 30 years of war: Communal distrust, no reconciliation, no political settlement, continued militarisation, national security mindset, repressive government, on-going censorship, poor rule of law, un-constitutional governance
  • 4. my work from sri lanka
  • 5. one text peace negotiations platform
  • 6. monitoring election violence
  • 7. human rights monitoring
  • 8. mainstream media monitoring
  • 9. helping CSOs and NGOs use new media
  • 10. helping mainstream media leverage new media
  • 11. helping rural communities leverage new media
  • 12. visualising peacebuilding
  • 13. groundviews: crowd-sourced investigative journalism
  • 14. groundviews: civility code
  • 15. the future is anchored to and underpinned by • Geo-location and geo-referencing via Google Maps, Bing etc • New media and Web 2.0 technologies, including social networking • Mobiles, and especially smartphones • Broadband, especially wireless • Interoperable ODR systems / data portability initiatives
  • 16. the enduring challenges will be • Privacy, in the age of Facebook • Culture and context, actors and process, physical vs. virtual • Transforming investments on PC based platforms, to mobile based platforms • Engendering the political will to transform complex conflict • The emphasis on the process, as opposed to the technology - people as opposed to the platform
  • 17. Thank you