EmpatIA: AI to solve public issues in LATAM

2022-23 Scale-up project   Overview¬† EmpatIA explores the use of machine learning to tackle the most pressing development issues in the public sector in Latin America and engages in participatory and open projects to develop evidence that promotes a fair, open and sustainable region. The second edition of EmpatIA will focus on piloting and documenting … Continued

Machine Learning for Peace

Recent advances in technology have endowed governments with new repressive tools and even the ability to anticipate citizen action and engage in preemptive response. The Machine Learning for Peace Project (MLP) aims to level the playing field by equipping policymakers and civil society actors working to defend democracy with new tools to navigate increasingly sophisticated … Continued

Peace by Africa Civil Society Network

Peace by Africa represents Africa Wide Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network engaged in Inclusive Reintegration and Community Based PeaceBuilding Activities. This Network builds on the recommendations from the UNDP-CSO Reintegration Symposium of November 2018, which mapped best practices of CSO-led reintegration efforts in Africa and sent a unified appeal to form a wide-African Civil Society … Continued

Economic Justice on Women’s Land Rights

The project targets women-led grassroots organizations, local authorities, government agencies, and men in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe to achieve equality in land ownership and control between men and women. Women constitute between 42-88% of the agricultural labor force yet remain excluded from owning and controlling the land they work. Ntengwe and its four partner … Continued

Adaptation to climate change locally

Central Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, yet there is a distinct lack of both information and action at a local level. Local populations, farmers, SMEs, youth, and woman urgently require information as to how to best prepare for such impacts, especially in water, energy and food production sectors closely … Continued

Addressing Violence & Normalizing Equality

While many local women’s organizations shut down amid the pandemic, others, including many in armed conflict contexts, developed innovative strategies to address increased domestic violence (DV) and rising authoritarianism. This project collates these strategies and develops new technology to provide struggling grassroots women’s organizations in 55 countries with new programming to adapt DV policies to … Continued

Civic Space Guardian

The project consists of creating a web tool to alert and provide information on proposed laws or policies likely to impact civic space in Latin America. This would lend a crucial, rich digital presence to our current newsletter on the same theme, circulated fortnightly via email, thus broadening the product’s offer and beneficiaries substantially. Events … Continued

Coordinated Response & Local Action: Covid-19

This project assists civil society organizations (CSO) in responding to the pandemic’s impacts on their work and on wider civil society, highlighting and supporting country-specific challenges, and sharing best practices. To do so, the initiative consults various CSO partners to identify the key impacts of the pandemic in their contexts, such as widening gaps in … Continued

The Civic Space Initiative

The project is a collaborative effort to protect and expand freedoms of assembly, association, and expression so citizens can influence leaders and hold them accountable. An open civic space is essential for accountability to human rights standards, development and inclusive decision making. As the global context shifts, the project has shifted to take address the … Continued

Public Art to Promote – Protect Human Rights

Human Rights Defenders in South Asia are not working together to protect and promote themselves and their work and to build a shared future for the region. The growing generation of young human rights defenders in this geography lack the means to connect, collaborate and share experiences. The aim of this project is to bridge … Continued