Breakout Session “Counter-Narratives to Cyberextremism through Apps and Video Games”

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Baku, April 26, AZERTAC

The session was moderated by Renee Black, President, PeaceGeeks.

Speakers included Aaditeshwar Seth, Co-founder, Gram Vaani; Timothy Receveur, Director, PeaceTech Lab, Inc.; Tanya Silverman, Coordinator Against Violent Extremism Programme, Institute for Strategic Dialogue; Hans Shakur, Founder, Games for Peace; Adel Iskandar, Professor, Simon Fraser University.

Key points of discussion at the session included What concrete examples of good practices of ICT for peace-building can be highlighted?; How could educational institutions and governments support ICT peace-building initiatives?; How could the private sector support these initiatives?

The session participants considered what role and what contributions information and communication technologies can bring to peace-building and inclusion efforts and initiatives.

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