Peacekeeping Tech Events and Institutions List

The United Nations created the Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping in 2014. To help the United Nations identify potential partners and activities, this webpage lists a varitety of eventsinstitutions and recent publications (all with internet links) directly relevant to peacekeeping technology.

 

EVENTS
(including conferences & technology exhibits)

 

2019

October 23-25   Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference    AAAS   Washington, DC

 

2016

 

Date

Event

Organizer(s)

Location

November 7-10

NEThope, “The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action”

Global Summit 2016

Atlanta, GA, USA

November 15-17

6th “Mine Action Technology Workshop”

GICDH/UNMAS

Lyon, France

November 17

Tech 4 Peace Discussion

Alliance For Peacebuilding

Washington, DC, USA

November 15-17

Smart City Expo

 

Barcelona, Spain

November 18

“Where Science Gets Down to Business” – LA Chapter

The Aerospace & Defense Forum

Los Angeles, CA, USA

November 18-19

ICTES 2016: 2nd International Conference on Technology and Environmental Science 2016

ISABIS

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

November 18-20

Halifax International Security Forum 2016

Halifax International Security Forum

Halifax, NS, Canada

November 23-24

Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2016 

SMi Group

London, United Kingdom

November 25

#PeaceHacks

PeaceGeeks and the Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, Canada

November 29-30

Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response

Defence IQ

London, United Kingdom

November 29-30

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling 

SMi Group

Firenze, Italy

December 6

Canada and UAVs: Future Prospects for Emerging Defence Technology

NATO Association of Canada

Toronto, Canada

December 8-9

International Workshop on the Safe and Secure Management of Ammunition

GICDH

Geneva, Switzerland

 

2017

 

Date

Event

Organizer(s)

Location

January 18-20

3rd Asian Conference on Defence Technology

IEEE

Phuket, Thailand

January 19-20

ICSPPRC 2017: 19th International Conference on Sustainable Peace, Preventing and Resolving Conflicts

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

Bangkok, Thailand

January 26-29

Queen’s Model United Nations Conference: International Peacekeeping and Peace-Building

Queen’s Model United Nations

Kingston, Canada

February 1-2

Network Enabled Capability Technology 

SMi Group

Rome, Italy

February 16-17

2017 Conference on Security and Defence

CDA Institute

Ottawa, Canada

March 13-14

Future Soldier Technology

SMi Group

London- United Kingdom

March 16-17

19th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference

 

Calgary, Canada

March 29-30

Future Armored Vehicles Situational Awareness

SMi Group

London, United Kingdom

April, TBD

East Asian Forum on UN Peace Operations

Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung and the Korean Academic Council on UN System (KACUNS)

Seoul, Republic of Korea

June 6-9

Haiti Tech Impact Summit

WeStartUpHaiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

June 28-29

ICLPJ 2017 : 19th International Conference on Law, Policing and Justice

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

London, United Kingdom

August 10

Washington, D.C. Tech Security Conference 2017

Data Connectors

Washington, DC, USA

October 23-26

RADAR 2017: International Conference on Radars

Institution of Engineering and Technology

Belfast, Northern Ireland


INSTITUTIONS
(to include contact info, if not on website)


Foundations

Foundation

Interests

Notable work

Peace Appeal Foundation

Nonviolent intervention for peace

Security sector reform

Western States Legal Foundation

Nonviolent intervention for peace

On nuclear weaponsmilitary space documents, and ballistic missiles

 

 

Government Programmes

United States


Department of Defence, support for Peacekeeping, 2016 Defence Ministerial,

White House, FACT SHEET: U.S. Support to Peace Operations 2015 Leaders’ Summit on UN Peacekeeping, 28 September 2015

(“The United States will increase the provision of material support to the UN and become a leading ‘technology contributing country'”)

 

Government Research and Training/Educational Institutions

 

Location

Institution

Work

On tech.

Argentina

Centre Argentino de Entrenamiento Conjunto para Operaciones e Paz

Training for peacekeeping operations

 

Austria

Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Training for conflict resolution

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training

Training for peacekeeping operations

 

Brazil

Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center

Training for peacekeeping operations

 

Canada

Canadian Forces College (CFC )

Training for military intervention and conflict analysis

Papers

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)

Conflict studies

 

Korea

National University of Science and Technology, Korea

   

Nigeria

Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre

Training for peacekeeping operations

 

Sri Lanka

Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka

Training for peacekeeping operations

 

United Kingdom

Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

   

United States of America

Agency for International Development (USAID)

 

Global Development LabDigital developmentTech challenge for atrocity prevention

National Defense University

Investigates the implications of technological innovation on security policy

Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP)

Institute of World Politics

Professional education in politics

Cyber Intelligence Initiative

United States Army War College

Strategic thinking training

Technologypeacekeeping

United States Institute of Peace

Nonviolent conflict resolution training

Global Peacebuilding Center

International

College of Europe

   

Réseau d’expertise et de formation francophone pour les opérations de la paix

   

United Nations University

   

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Institution

Work

On tech.

International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres

   

Peace Operations Training Institute

   

TechChange (“online professional development in technology and social change”): 

Online professional development in technology and social change

Courses

 

 

 

 

NGOs and Think Tanks

 

Location

Institution

Work

On tech.

Belgium

Global Governance Institute

   

Canada

Academic Council on the United Nations System

   

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

   

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

   

Canadian Global Affairs Institute

   

Canadian Pugwash Group

Conferences on global security issues, with focus on science

Space securityarmed conflictsglobal security issues.

Centre Canadien d’étude en coopération internationale (CECI)

   

Conference of Defence Associations Institute

Research and discussion on security and defence. Some work on intelligence technology, new weapons, and 

e.g. 12

Mosaic Institute

   

Peace Geeks

   

Réseau de recherche sur les opérations de la paix

   

Egypt

Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa

   

Germany

Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)

   

German Institute for International and Security Affairs

   

Ghana

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

   

Japan

Institute for International Policy Studies

   

Japan Institute of International Affairs

   

Meiji Institute for Global Affairs

   

Spain

Research Unit on International Security and Cooperation (UNISCI)

   

Sweden

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

   

Swedish agency for peace, security and development (FBA)

   

Switzerland

UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) based at CERN, Switzerland

   

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

   

ICT for Peace Foundation

   

United Kingdom

Defence Procurement International

Research of the latest technological developments and acquisition trends within the global defence community.

 

Our World in Data

   

Royal United Services Institute

   

Vertic (Verification Research, Training and Information Centre)

   

USA

Aspen Institute

   

Baker Institute for Public Policy

   

Brookings Institution

   

Carter Center

   

Center for Strategic and International Studies

   

Council on Foreign Relations

   

Hoover Institution

   

Loka Institute

   

Nuclear Threat Initiative

   

Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping

   

PeaceTech

   

POGO Center for Defense Information

   

Progressive Policy Institute

   

Protect the People

   

RAND Corporation

   

Security Council Report

   

World Federalist Movement

   

UAE

Drones for Good

   

International

Atlantic Institute

   

Bilderberg Meetings

   

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

   

Institute for Economics and Peace

   

International Crisis Group

   

International Institute for Strategic Studies

   

International Peace Institute

   

Nonviolent Peaceforce

   

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

   

Providing for Peacekeeping

   

UAViators

   

World Economic Forum

   

 

Professional Societies and Industry Associations

(note: specific commercial corporations not included)

 

Group

Interests

Notable work

Devex

Media platform for the global development community.

Work on apps, initiatives like Global2Local.

IEEE

   

 

 

UN bodies and programmes

Group

Interests

Notable work

Emergency Telecommunications Cluster

Media platform for the global development community.

ETCled by World Food Programme, WFP

Global Services Centre

 

ICT & GIS support

Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping (led by ICTD/DFS/UN)

 

Symposia: 2014, 2015, 2016

Security Council

 

Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations: Technology meetings, 20132016

Signals Academy

 

Entebbe Support Centre, ESC-based, linked to Regional Training & Conference Centre or RTCC

Mine Action Service (UNMAS

   

Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

   

 


RECENT PUBLICATIONS: SELECTED THEMES
(2014 onwards)

Apps

Heydarpour, Roja, 6 tech companies changing the face of peacekeeping, Devex, September 2015.

Landmines and Counter-IED

Sharland, Lisa, Counter-IED Technology in UN Peacekeeping: Expanding Capability and Mitigating Risks, International Peacekeeping, Vol. 22 , Iss. 5, 2015.

Peacekeeping Technology

Dorn, A. Walter, “Smart Peacekeeping: Toward Tech-Enabled UN Operations,” New York: International Peace Institute, July 2016. (pdf)

Expert Panel on Technology and Innovationin Peacekeeping, “Performance Peacekeeping: technology and innovation in UN peacekeeping,” (UN panel, 2015) (pdf, 11 MB)

Tracking

A. Walter Dorn and Christoph Semken, “Blue Mission Tracking: Real-Time Location of UN Peacekeepers,” International Peacekeeping, Vol.22, No.5, 2015, pp.1–20. (online) (pdf)

UAVs

United Nations, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Unmanned Ariel Vehicles in Humanitarian Responses, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Humanitarian Response, June 2014.

Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

UAE and Georgetown University, “Utilizing Modern Technology in Peacekeeping Operations To Improve Security for Women and Girls,” no date (pdf)

Other bibliographies

Monitoring technology (Appendix (pdf) in Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology and Innovation in UN Peacekeeping, 2011)