Governing Tech for Peace: a Multistakeholder Approach

8 October 2023, 11.00-12.00 CEST

Internet Governance Forum 2023 – Networking Session #78

Come and be part of an engaging networking session focused on the multistakeholder challenge of utilizing and governing technology to promote peace and sustainable development. The session is organized by the Global PeaceTech Hub, a platform that serves as a catalyst for collaboration and knowledge exchange among academics, practitioners, and stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The hub is committed to fostering and accelerating policy reflection on the use and regulation of technology to enhance peace and cooperation at the transnational level. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, the Global PeaceTech Hub aims to facilitate the translation of theoretical insights into concrete policy proposals and projects.

This networking session recognises the importance of collaboration between transnational and global network actors, including the public and private sectors, governments, the peacebuilding community, technology companies and academia, to unlock the full potential of the responsible use of technology for peace and sustainable development.  We invite you to join us and contribute your insights and experiences, providing us with your valuable take on this pressing matter. By leveraging the diverse perspectives and experiences of attendees, we can generate innovative ideas and concrete solutions to address the challenges at hand.

Join us for this transformative session and contribute to the global dialogue on regulating and utilizing technology for peace and sustainable development. Together, we can pave the way for a future where technology becomes a powerful force for positive change in the world!


Marielza Oliveira, Director for Digital Inclusion, Policies and Transformation at UNESCO
Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, Dean of the University for Peace (tbc)
Francesca Bosco, Senior Advisor at the CyberPeace Institute
Andrea Renda, Director of Research at CEPS and Adjunct Professor of Digital Policy at the EUI School of Transnational Governance
Mark Nelson, Director of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab
Evelyne Tauchnitz, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Social Ethics ISE (University of Lucerne)
Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder of the Gov-Lab (NYU) and Co-Founder of the Data Tank

Onsite Moderator

Andrea Calderaro

Online Moderator

Michele Giovanardi


Teona Nesovic

Core Partners