Tools for Improving Media Interventions in Conflict Zones

Through its goal of better understanding the role of media throughout the conflict cycle, the Center has been working on the development of a variety if assessment and evaluation tools. These tools include a strategic framework for media interventions, a template for the assessment of the media landscape in conflict situations and guidelines for evaluating the impact of media programs in conflict areas.

Media As Global Diplomat

Through a series of summits to highlight the expanding power of today’s media to transform public diplomacy and promote peaceful international relations, the Center has brought together a variety of public diplomacy thinkers and media stakeholders. These events have been hosted by influential public figures such as Ted Koppel and Queen Noor.

Promoting Legal Awareness in Afghanistan through Radio Programming

After traveling to Afghanistan to conduct an in-depth media evaluation, the Center is working with local partners to use edutainment to address the challenges of dealing with Afghanistan’s multiple informal and formal judicial sectors through a serial radio drama. The Center is also using new technology and radio to provide youth with the capability to inform others on legal issues and solutions.

Universities for Ushahidi

The U4U training program brings young people from conflict zones around the world to train them in the use of crowdsourced mapping tools like Ushahidi as well as in the skills of conflict management, helping them address community needs in-country, train others, and join a growing community of global crisis mappers and technology-enabled peacebuilders.

Women in Haiti

By: Emily Jacobi; Co-Founder; Executive Director of Digital Democracy

This report draws on the experiences and lessons learned from Digital Democracy’s work with Haitian women's organizations in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake. With support from the U.S. Institute of Peace, Digital Democracy has conducted trainings for women activists in Haiti on how to use cell phone and other forms of information technology to prevent violence.


U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security

“Women should have access to the same opportunities and be able to make the same choices as men. Experience shows that countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded full and equal rights and opportunity. When those rights and opportunities are denied, countries often lag behind.” U.S. National Security Strategy, 2010, p. 38 September, 2012 | News U.S. Agencies Move to Implement National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security Two U.S. government agencies, the U.S. De...


Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice

Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice

Working in cooperation with the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), USIP launched the Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice Project in 2001. The model codes are being published in a three volume series. This book below, the second volume, was published in Summer 2008 and contains the Model Code of Criminal Procedure that details the rules and procedures that govern the inv...

Praise for "Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World"

“Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World captures the variety of security challenges and the diversity of conflict management practice across the regions. Featuring regional voices, this timely and innovative volume will help students and practitioners grasp the global conversations taking place on conflict and security issues. The editors are surely correct to conclude that we live in an age where security is divisible but collective action is more necessary than ever.”

"Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World"

What changes have led to a rewiring of regional security, and what do you mean by “rewiring”? How have views of security expanded during the past twenty years? Why is it so important to look at security challenges from a regional perspective?