Technological development

Understanding how vulnerable communities engage with technology to cope with insecurities is a central part of our project. 

The technological development work package will be evaluating the role, uses, infrastructure, and ethical realities of inclusive technology and information networks in communities confronting chronic violence, active conflicts, or in post-conflict societies.

Of particular interest is how communities experience and navigate interactions with state security and police forces, and how they use inclusive technologies to build their resilience to crisis, improve their own security, and safeguard themselves.

The technological development work package, one of four crosscutting thematic research areas of the project, is led by Valerie Oliphant of SIMLab. Other team members are Kelly Church, Miranda Davies and SIMLab’s CEO, Laura Walker McDonald.