Advances in neuroscience and cutting-edge social science research are showing that preschool programs could possibly lead to more peaceful societies. Devex talked to Katherine A. Merseth, early childhood development team leader at RTI International, about how experts are developing tools that can be applied anywhere, from the United States to Kenya.
A text message might save a life, a game may help build a different future and a new app may map the challenges. What is clear is that a variety of new technologies and data have the power to be the tools of peace. Here, Devex looks at six tech companies changing the face of international peacekeeping.
There are real strides being made to maintain peace in conflict and "post-conflict" zones. But no matter the method, all agree that before anything can efficiently work, good governance must be in play.
While it may seem like the world is in constant upheaval, a shift in focus toward countries that have managed to survive can provide a window into strategies that have actually worked. They may even offer ideas that can be translated and adapted to other places in transition.