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Summer School Big Data for Peace & Justice

Monday 28 August 2017 - Friday 1 September 2017

The Hague

The Peace and Justice sector, thanks to the Data Revolution has already leveraged the use of new data streams, such as social media, mobile phone data or satellite imagery to better serve vulnerable populations. As a result of this, lessons can be drawn from projects and prototypes that have been deployed in the field.

HumanityX (Centre for Innovation, Leiden University) is committed to exploring the opportunities that such technologies offer to the peace, justice and humanitarian sector. Every year the Big Data for Peace & Justice summer school provides a platform for practitioners, policy makers and innovators that are eager to expand their knowledge and skills in data-driven innovations in the peace, justice, and humanitarian sector.


The 4th edition of the summer school provides an in-depth exploration into the challenges and opportunities that lie in using data for peace, justice and humanitarian response. Throughout the 5-day programme, you will combine theory and lessons that are drawn from practice to address some major challenges in leveraging the Data Revolution.

The courses are especially tailored to meet the needs of organisations that work in sensitive environments. To meet such challenges, the programme allows the development of the right set of skills to design data-driven innovation.

The annual summer school Big Data for Peace & Justice by HumanityX and the Centre for Innovation, Leiden University will take place 28 August – 1 September in The Hague, The Netherlands.


Our speakers will lend their expertise using a Theory, Think and Action labs format: a mix of academic teaching, presentations by practitioners and hands-on workshops. Over the course of the week, you will work in team-contexts to address particular challenges brought forward by  the experts, yourself, or other participants.

This year’s programme includes various thought leaders and experts working on data-driven innovation in the peace and justice sector, with contributions from Leiden University, NOHA/University of Groningen, UN OCHA, Institute for Economics and Peace, AidMetrics, and many more!

Additional information

Fees* (include catering and social events):

€1250 Professionals

€450 Students**

* We offer sponsorships to selected candidates from non-OECD countries.

** Only a limited number of students will be allowed


Please apply through this link.

Deadline for registration: 31 July 2017.

More information on application and speakers will be available on our website soon!

Questions? Email us here

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