The Sentinel Project is a Canadian NGO focused on predicting and preventing genocide and other mass atrocities through the creative use of technology and cooperation with threatened communities. Our work includes a lot of exciting projects ranging from the recent launch of Hatebase, the world's largest online repository…See More
Kenya is one of the Sentinel Project's longest-running situations of concern so when the country scheduled a general election for March 4, we made it a priority to have oberservers on the ground. Our team was in Kenya during February and March both to act as election observers and to research recent ethnic violence in the Tana River District.…See More
Technology is changing the nature of human rightsThe Sentinel Project is excited to offer a Human Rights and Technology training course over five weeks (two hours of evening class per week) starting on 15 January 2013. Students will learn the relationship between technological tools and human rights through a combination of theory and real-world case studies from Kenya, Iran, and the Arab Spring.…See More
"I just want to thank everyone for your comments so far and say that we welcome and appreciate any feedback and constructive criticism that you may have. The Sentinel Project's risk assessment framework is still in development (and likely always…"
"Hi Rachel, it would probably be best if I can have one of the analysts from the team who worked on this report respond to you but in the meantime I will do my best. We also agree that in the long term, the devolution of power will likely be a…"
"You are quite right to say that applying the term genocide to the last round of post-election violence would be inaccurate, which is why we don't do that. The report acknowledges that no events in Kenya's modern history could be classified…"
"I'm sure this is a useful report but I feel that calling violence of the type that occurred in 2007/08 genocide completely devalues the term. What is the basis for this decision? I find it hard to believe you are anticipating greater violence…"
Thank you for sharing the report. Your discussion states that
"It is not the extermination of a single group by government forces that seem most likely to occur in this case but rather violence influenced by the…"
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am the co-founder and executive director of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention. I've been working in anti-genocide advocacy for about five years and helped to create the Sentinel Project two years ago. We are currently busy developing an early warning system that can assess the threat of genocide in a given country.
Our mission is to prevent the crime of genocide worldwide through effective early warning and cooperation with victimized peoples to carry out non-violent prevention initiatives.
A cornerstone of our work is cooperation with groups that are at risk of genocide. These are the people with the most to lose and are often left out of discussions on their situation. It is only by working together with the people living in a potentially genocidal situation that early warning can be truly effective and appropriate preventive measures can be developed.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Iran, Kenya, South America
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Co-Executive Director, The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention
How many years professional experience do you have ?
I shared the report with the whos who in the peace and conflict sector in Kenya. Guess what out of more than 10 contacts only one got interested and asked for further details. The aloof nature with which we approach early warning and response is the reason as to why most incidents go unpredicted.
I am in now in Somalia doing a conflict anlysis project for the FAO-UN....Lets talk more
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