Call for participation: Research on drone policy for development and humanitarianism

September 9, 2017 |

Call for participation: The Sentinel Project has launched a new research project focused on the use of drones for development and humanitarianism in the Global South. We’re looking for people and organizations working with this technology around the world to participate in interviews about your ideas and experiences. See the bottom of this post for…

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Chasing Wind Part 2: The Potential of Drones for Peacebuilding

August 9, 2017 |

(Continued from Part 1) With all of this in our basket and realising the project’s limitations as a team, we started discussing ways to enhance the existing technology used in our work. This led us to realise the great potential in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to bolster the existing Una…

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Chasing Wind Part 1: Rumour Investigation in Kenya

August 4, 2017 |

As the twilight begins in a Tana Delta village, someone awakes and steps outside to answer the call of nature. She stops, then turns to run back to her hut, panting and trembling. “I have seen them. Three armed men are crossing our village.” Those few words ignite like wildfire and before long the whole…

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The Sentinel Project Testifies to Parliamentarians on Assisting Vulnerable Peoples

July 22, 2016 |

On Wednesday morning the Sentinel Project, represented by Director of Operations Drew Boyd, provided expert testimony to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on how Canada can assist vulnerable minorities threatened by mass atrocities. Last month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion officially declared that the atrocities committed against the Yazidi people by the Islamic…

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Violence Prevention From the Ground Up

September 30, 2015 |

  An interview with Drew Boyd, Director of Operations at the Sentinel Project How has Una Hakika worked with authorities to prevent the spread of rumours that may lead to violence? Drew: Una Hakika set out from the very beginning to plug into as many different and varied groups as possible and local authorities were…

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Youth Preventing Violence

June 1, 2015 |

    An interview with Una Hakika community ambassador Kode Komora   What are the lasting effects of violence in the Tana Delta? I think that ethnic hatred has led to unfair job distribution, based on which tribe is in power.  Unstable political development agendas are another effect, as now people have come to know…

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Una Hakika Users Vote On Value of Misinformation Management

April 28, 2015 |

In April 2015, residents of Kenya’s Tana Delta voted.  The votes cast were not to elect a new official to political office.  Instead, the Una Hakika program wanted to ensure that the direct recipients of its humanitarian programming also had the most direct impact on how it would continue.  In a first for the Tana Delta,…

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The Una Hakika Forum

April 28, 2015 |

  The Una Hakika forum was held on 14th April at iHub in Nairobi. The forum’s intent was to inform stakeholders of  Una Hakika’s one year journey from its  birth and implementation to challenges faced and future plans. One year down the road we have covered 16 villages, have a total of 193 ambassadors and…

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In Nairobi on April 14? Join us at the Una Hakika forum

March 31, 2015 |

Is there a relationship between peace, conflict, technology, and misinformation? If so, how does this relationship work and what can we do to create healthier, more stable societies by responsively making accurate information readily available to citizens? You’re invited to join the Una Hakika team for a discussion about the link between technology and violence…

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The Sentinel Project Launches Conflict Tracking System

February 11, 2015 |

Sentinel CTS to be used for violence monitoring and tracking of emerging conflicts     The Sentinel Conflict Tracking System is a data visualization platform that displays global conflicts being tracked by the Sentinel Project. The platform presents an interactive display model that allows visitors to view and explore the root causes, relationships and operational…

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