Applying Data for Peacekeeping: Challenges and Opportunities

On 14 and 15 November, the Protection of Civilians department of PAX will organize the conference ”Applying Data for Peacekeeping” at Bleyenberg (Grote Markt 10) in the Hague.

Peacekeeping relies on structural, actionable and timely information to be effective. The challenges lie in collecting and collating relevant information, applying information for effective actions and measuring performance. This conference brings together researchers and data specialists, peacekeeping staff and policy makers. The aim is to link innovations in data collection and analysis with the need for structural information for peacekeepers to improve peacekeeping in practice.

The conference aims to contribute to solutions by addressing the various types of data (e.g. need assessments, remote sensing, open source, big data) and their application through tools (e.g. threat analysis, data management systems, surveys etc.) for peacekeeping operations.

There is a limited number of spaces available  and registration is mandatory. To register, please send an email to PoC -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl before 2 November.

The conference reports from our 2017 conference can be found here.

The first day will be an invitation only expert meeting. The meeting focuses on the challenges of timely and actionable data for peacekeeping through a facilitated exchange between researchers and data analysts focusing on civilian harm, remote sensing, intelligence, and population-based surveys with military and civilian peacekeeping staff from UN missions


The second day will provide an interactive marketplace of ideas between participants from the first day with policy makers from the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense and the UN.


Conference reports, when available, will be posted here.



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