Tech for Peace Initiative

Digital technology such as the internet and social media has created endless possibilities, but has also created a threat to peace, democracy and lack of trust in people, governments and institutions across the world. Intolerance and hate speech spread on social media with an unprecedented speed. We need to step-up in order to counter this trend and increase the use of digital tools and promote peaceful dialogue and respect, especially in countries with violent conflict. The issue of hate speech and polarisation is merely too great and too complex to be tackled by NCA on its own, hence The Tech for Peace Initiative has been established – a cross-sectoral initiative where civil society, private sector and academia will develop methods and tools to counteract hate speech and polarisation online.

The Tech for Peace Advisory Group

The Tech for Peace Initiative is a cross sectoral initiative, and by engaging highly motivated members representing big tech, the Norwegian IT sector, academia, media and law, we are forming a strong alliance to counteract...

The Tech For Peace Initiative Workshop

On 22nd June 2021, NCA held its first Tech for Peace Workshop at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo organized By NCA and Semcon Norway. In attendance was the Tech for Peace Advisory Board comprising of ICT Norway, Microsoft Norway, Codex Advocate, Norwegia...

Building Peace online with Semcon

Norwegian Church Aid works in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. When the organisation saw an increased need for digital tools in their global peace work, they asked Semcon for support to find the way forward. The initiative is called Tech...

The Tech for Peace Advisory Group

The Tech for Peace Initiative is a cross sectoral initiative, and by engaging highly motivated members representing big tech, the Norwegian IT sector, academia, media and law, we are forming a strong alliance to counteract the global issue of increased...