lighting, Diplomacy

CyberMediation: the impact of digital technologies on the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts

07 November 2018 -

Geneva, Switzerland

Event description

The UN Department of Political Affairs, DiploFoundation, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue,  and swisspeace have joined forces in March 2018 to develop an initiative to explore how digital technology is impacting the work of mediators in preventing and resolving violent conflicts. During this session, participants will hear from practitioners about their experience of how mediators are incorporating digital tools in their work and how they are dealing with the new challenges resulting from the development of new technologies. The CyberMediation partners will also report on their initial findings in a number of areas including social media, data for mediation and artificial intelligence for mediation.

The event will take place on Wednesday 7 November 2018 from 09:00 to 10:15 at the United Nations Office Geneva (UNOG), Room XI.



Introductory remarks

Mr Enrico Formica, Senior Mediation Officer, UN Department of Political Affairs on CyberMediation initiative


Ms Tamara Shakarchi, Project Associate, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue 

Dr Katharina Höne Researcher Diplomacy and Global Governance, DiploFoundation 

Mr Matthias Luefkens, Founder of Twiplomacy

Ms Kirsten Salyer, member of the Graduate Institute Capstone Project


Dr David Lanz, Co-Head of Mediation Program, swisspeace


In order to attend the event kindly register. Please note that remote participation and live streaming will NOT be available for this event. 


Please note: if you do NOT have a UN badge you will also need to:

  1. create an account in INDICO (if you do not already have one) at the following link: ·        
  2. register for the badge to the Palais des Nations at the following link: – INDICO – UNOG will open the registration on Monday 24 September 2018
  3. Once the registration is approved, participants and speakers will then receive a single badge valid from 7 to 9 November 2018 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2018

 If you do not complete this additional procedure, the access to the Palais cannot be granted. 


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