New digital technologies are spreading worldwide, affecting more and more areas of life, and changing conflict dynamics and peacebuilding efforts likewise. They provide both violent actors and peacebuilding activists with new options and space for action and change the way how communication, information, and analysis unfolds. The Corona-pandemic required a fast digitalisation of various processes. This necessity accelerated the development and application of digital technologies and the political will to utilise them for development cooperation and peacebuilding.
International networks of peacebuilding offer incentives for more digital interconnectedness and IT-experts promote the collective development of new instruments. The complex spectrum of new possibilities, challenges, and risks continues to evolve and will increasingly impact the work of peacebuilders.
FriEnt encourages critical reflection on the framework conditions and prerequisites for digital technology to promote the sustainability and quality of peace work.