About

The Kluz Prize for PeaceTech is an annual initiative designed to celebrate, recognize, and propel the innovative use of emerging technologies to foster peace, reduce conflict, and safeguard human dignity and universal human rights across the globe. The Prize is dedicated to individuals, organizations, or initiatives, particularly those initiated by the younger generation and the tech community, including entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers, scientists, startups, accelerators, and venture capitalists. It recognizes their distinguished achievements in peacebuilding, peacemaking, peacekeeping, or peace enforcement efforts, contributing to the development of a local, national, and global PeaceTech movement.

What we are looking for

In particular, the Prize seeks to:

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    Recognize and reward groundbreaking PeaceTech achievements

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    Encourage collaboration among global leaders, peacebuilders, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymaker

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    Raise awareness about the potential of technology in fostering peace

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    Engage individuals, societies, states, international organizations, entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers, scientists, and by and large new generations of young people in building up a local, national, and global PeaceTech movement

Artur Kluz

Technology holds the key to unlocking a more peaceful world, and PeaceTech is the driving force behind this transformative opportunity. Together, by showcasing groundbreaking applications of technology to foster peace, we can accelerate the PeaceTech movement and create tangible, life-changing impact on a global scale.

Artur Kluz, Founder and CEO of Kluz Ventures

Innovative technologies for peace

PeaceTech is a rapidly growing field that leverages technology to prevent, mitigate, and resolve conflicts, and to build sustainable peace. It encompasses a wide range of technologies and methodologies, including:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), predicting conflicts, enhancing decision-making, facilitating mediation, and assessing responses to societal issues
  • Predictive modeling, spotting early conflict indicators for timely interventions
  • Satellite internet consolations and drone imaging, serving multifaceted roles from conflict prevention to post-war reconstruction
  • Robotics, offering surveillance capabilities, and aid delivery to displaced populations, minimizing wars and fostering peace
  • Social media, monitoring for potential social unrest, and providing vital communication in conflict zones
  • Digital communication platforms, fostering dialogue, promoting understanding, and mediating conflicts
  • Crowdsourcing and citizen reporting, tapping into collective intelligence for conflict mapping, violence reporting, and peace initiatives
  • Digital educational tools, spreading knowledge on peacebuilding and conflict resolution
  • 3D printing, meeting essential supply demands swiftly in conflict-stricken regions
  • Biometrics, enabling fair democratic processes like elections and referenda, and facilitating targeted aid distribution

These are just a few examples of PeaceTech. The field is continually evolving as new technologies and methodologies are developed. Learn more about the key themes and challenges of technologies used by and created for peace efforts in “PeaceTech Topic Map: A Research Base for an Emerging Field”.

Kluz Prize for PeaceTech 2024

Applications are Open

Apply to the 2024 Kluz Prize for PeaceTech and be recognized for your achievements and contributions to the evolving field of technologies for peace.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM EDT on July 15th.