The 2021/22 Programme – Digital Peace
In 2021 RISING explored #Leadership4Peace as an integrated approach to preventing violence and violent conflicts Leadership was defined not just by the style and approach of leaders and what they do, but by the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and to thrive.
The 2021 RISING Global Peace Forum in Coventry shared ideas and inspiration about, amongst other things, community peacebuilding and reconciliation, participation in democratic processes, intercultural appreciation, dialogue and expression, respect for human rights in addressing extremism and authoritarianism, welcoming refugees and migrants and women in leadership. Speakers included: former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Archbishop Justin Welby, Lord Peter Ricketts, Sabir Zazai, Andy Street, Chris Hazzard, Sasha Havlicek, Tufyal Choudhury, Ahmet Erdi Ozturk, Mariana Llanos, Alyson Kilpatrick, Matt Qvortrup, Gita Sahgal, David Gergen and Kenneth Gergen. View films from the event .
In 2022 the theme for RISING’s activities is Digital Peace. Both generally and in specific situations, for example amongst diaspora and in Rwanda, we’ll be exploring how peace can be both built and destroyed through use of digital media. This focus will include the use of cyber technology in creating conflict and tensions and how digital media can be used at international, national, community and individual level both to undermine trust and security and to enhance cohesive communities.