Empowering Women in Agriculture Amid Conflict

Project presentation The Women in Conflict Zones Initiative (WICZ) is solely dedicated to respond to women and girls’ specific needs and vulnerabilities in conflict environments and engages them in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution efforts. In pursuing its objectives, WICZ identifies, funds, and provides technical assistance for projects in six core areas including crisis response, education, healthcare, … Continued

Space-enabled Urban Solutions in Nepal (SUSN)

Project Presentation SUSN is an AI-enabled, space-derived innovative technology initiative addressing urban challenges in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) capital of Nepal. KMC is home to 1.6 million people and faces chronic traffic congestion every day. Lack of planning, digital information on land use, house information and road mapping has led to unplanned, dense urbanization and … Continued

CAST: The Conflict Alert System

Project presentation The ACLED Conflict Alert System (CAST) is a tool for forecasting political violence globally. It uses machine learning to predict political violence events in every country in the world at the national and subnational level up to six months into the future. This tool is unique in its comprehensive use of ACLED data; … Continued

Extractive Industries Governance in the DRC

Project presentation The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to many of the minerals required for the green energy transition, yet these minerals are extracted from the country instead of being leveraged to induce sustainable development in Congo. This not only disrupts the global value chain linking DRC to consuming countries, but also perpetrates … Continued

Safeguarding Gene Synthesis

2023-24 Scale-up project   Project presentation Cheaper & globally distributed gene synthesis technology increases the risk that malicious actors could misuse this technology to create and modify biological agents. The incentives, standards, & technological approaches in place for screening orders & customers have not kept up with the pace & reach of synthesis technology. The … Continued

Promoting Ethical Approach to Gene Editing

Project presentation Advancement in gene editing technologies such as CRISPR is fueling new scientific discoveries in cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and various gene therapies, enabling life-saving treatments and promising to revolutionize healthcare. But gene editing, like so many emerging technologies, has its ethical downsides. Broader application of gene-editing tools can lead to the risk of … Continued


Project presentation DigiMENTE is an initiative focused on improving media education in Spanish-speaking Latin America with more than 6,000 teachers trained and over 200,000 students impacted, strengthening key skills in critical analysis of information, creativity, collaboration, and ethical reflection. These initiatives seek to expand media literacy awareness and tools in the region through a contextualized … Continued

Disinformation and digital marketing

Project presentation InternetLab’s approach to tackling disinformation in the digital age involves working with digital marketers through constructive dialogue. Their aim is to engage a wide range of people and help them gain a deeper understanding of what misinformation is. By promoting cooperation and innovation, they hope to achieve their long-term goals of promoting a … Continued

Security, Human Rights and Critical Minerals

Project presentation Mining of critical minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents great promise for economic and social development in a country with chronic instability and weak governance. The project aims to improve the human rights and security of communities living around mining sites in the DRC through dialogue with government and private … Continued

Goidhoo-Atoll Earth Observation Pilot Maldives

Project presentation The pilot project focuses on using Earth observation (EO) technologies to build climate resilience, with fieldwork taking place from February 25 to March 2, 2023. A consortium of local and international entities is investigating the five issues affecting the community that were identified with extensive community consultation: seagrass trends, inconsistent agricultural yield, coastal … Continued