Crowdsourcing for Collaborative Prevention

2012. Author: William Tsuma, Christy McConnell, Peter Mwamachi and Anne Kahl

Subtitled “Strengthening the 4th generation conflict early warning for multi-stakeholder response,” this background paper provides an overview of components of crowdsourcing and lessons learned for using crowdsourcing for conflict prevention. Highlighting the considerations needed for practical engagement and programming in this field, the paper discusses the strengths and limitations of crowdsourcing for prevention. The Uwiano Platform, used in Kenya ahead of the 2010 Referendum, is used as a key example of a system for early warning and response for conflict prevention.

  • Kenya
  • Africa
  • Infrastructures for Peace , ICT for Peace
  • Research/Lessons Learned

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