The Sentinel Project is pleased to announce that the first episode of our podcast, Atrocity Prevention Monthly, is now available on SoundCloud and will soon available to download on iTunes. To listen…Continue
Episode #2 of Atrocity Prevention Monthly is ready. The Sentinel Project’s monthly podcast looks at Una Hakika, our current project to counter rumours and prevent atrocities in the Tana Delta. Guests Christopher Tuckwood, Timothy Quinn, and Drew Boyd joined Kristina Croce just before our team left for Kenya. They discussed the important and exciting work the Sentinel Project is undertaking…See More
We’ve been talking and writing a lot lately about Una Hakika but haven’t really taken the time yet to fully describe what it is. After all, what does it mean in practice to prevent atrocities in a remote part of eastern Kenya by using mobile phones to counter misinformation? This is a unique and fairly complex undertaking that deserves some explanation.The latest …See More
Human rights defenders are finding many creative uses for both new and existing technologies, such as unmanned aerial vehicles which can be used to document abuses and map crises.Technology is changing the nature of human rightsThe Sentinel Project team is excited to offer the next session of our newly improved course…See More
"That sounds quite interesting. Is there anything you'd be able to send me about it? Ideally, we want to expand Una Hakika beyond the Tana Delta once it's more established, so any information about similar issues and projects in other…"
"Thank you Christopher, I am looking forward to hearing more about it.
I have done research in the Rift Valley of Kenya on communication for development in peacebuilding, so in relation to the PEV. It will be interesting to see how your project can…"
"Hi Valentina - Thanks for your comment. We're going to be posting more details on the overall project soon. In short though, Una Hakika will function primarily as an information service. Tana Delta residents will be able to report rumours that…"
This sounds like a very interesting project, but the links you have posted here do not give much information about how exactly you are going to use mobiles in this context. Where can we find out more about it?
Thanks a lot!
The Sentinel Project and iHub Research have launched the Una Hakika project, which will use mobile phones to monitor and counter misinformation (such as rumors) in the Tana Delta region of Kenya. This area saw significant ethnic violence starting in August 2012 which killed 166 people, displaced tens of thousands, and left lasting resentment. Rumors have played a major role in fueling hostilities…See More
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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
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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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