Q: What is a Peace Engineer?

A: A Peace Engineer is a professional who applies engineering principles and techniques to build sustainable peace. They are trained to identify, analyze, and design technical solutions to address the causes and consequences of negative outcomes in design. Peace Engineers typically have a background in engineering, finance, computer science, physics, mathematics, or other technical disciplines, and have also been trained in peace and conflict studies.

Some examples of the roles and responsibilities of a Peace Engineer include:

  • Analyzing the causes of conflict and designing solutions to address those causes

  • Developing and implementing early warning systems for potential conflicts

  • Building infrastructure and services to support post-conflict reconstruction and development

  • Creating digital platforms for dialogue and collaboration among people from different communities based on Peace Data Standards.

  • Supporting peacekeeping and peacebuilding activities through the development and deployment of technology

Peace Engineers often work in international organizations, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, or private sector companies. They may also work in academia or research institutions where they can contribute to the development of new technologies and approaches to peacebuilding.

Peace Engineers are a new generation of professionals who bring an innovative approach to the field of peacebuilding. They can help to make a real difference in the world, by applying their technical expertise to address complex peace and security challenges.