Who We Are
What do we do?
The Data4Peace team explores data-driven strategies to implement the 2016 Colombian Peace Accord. This past year, the Data4Peace team helped plan and execute a two-day “hackathon” in partnership with Universidad de los Andes, Cifras y Conceptos (a Colombian research firm), and USAID in Bogotá, Colombia. Prior to hosting the event, the Data4Peace team produced comprehensive policy briefs that offered context for each pillar of the peace accord.
During the two-day "hackathon" in Bogotá, Colombia
Pillars of the Peace Accord?
Data4Peace produced comprehensive policy briefs that offered context for each pillar of the peace accord which included:
political participation, rural reform, illicit drugs, the end of the conflict, victim reconciliation, and implementation and verification of the peace accords.
After gathering and synthesizing dozens of datasets and hundreds of variables, the teams from UT and Uniandes hosted the hackathon in May of 2017. Academic leaders, students, data analysts and government officials worked together to identify possible strategies to carry out the accords and find solutions to challenges that were expected to arise.
This coming year, the Data4Peace team will continue to analyze its findings, and will stay in communication with our Colombian counterparts to support progress in peace between the Colombian government and the demobilizing FARC groups.
The team will also incorporate new research on regional governance programs in Colombia and global trends in the privatization of security.