What is peace tech?

Peace tech is an umbrella term for all technology that is used to build peace. That’s pretty clear from the term itself. But can actually be called peace tech?

There are many opinions and definitions on the term. Some believe that all technology that increases happiness is peace tech. Others would rather have a more restricting definition.

Maria Mekri from an independent peace and security think thank SaferGlobe believes that only technology that reduces or prevents violence can be called peace tech.

On 22nd of March Futurice will host a cross competence workshop on the topic. We’ll take a deep dive into the very definition of peace tech and ask our participants: “If peace tech would have a Wikipedia-page, what would it say?”

We’ll keep you up to date on the results of the workshop!