This event explored the role of technology in addressing climate change and resource-based conflict. From open-source data to earth observation, new technologies provide development practitioners with a means to study and elucidate intertwined environmental and peacebuilding objectives.

The panel provided insights into how field practitioners can use technology to achieve climate and conservation goals while also reducing conflict and building peace. Through identifying tools and perspectives, the event explored the uses and limits of myriad digital technologies with examples from African drylands and Asian, Latin American, and African forests.

Event Speakers

Sahar Tabaja, Global Practice Lead, Peace, Stability, and Transition, Chemonics International

Peter Beaumont, Strategic Account Director, International Development & Humanitarian, Satellite Applications Catapult

Anjali Nayar, Founder of TIMBY (This Is My Back Yard)

Dr. Alexander Ramsbotham, Director of Research and Innovation, Conciliation Resources

Erol Yayboke, Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Fragility and Mobility, CSIS