WP3 - Technological development

Understanding how vulnerable communities engage with technology to cope with insecurities has been a central part of our project. 

The technological development work package has evaluated the role, uses, infrastructure, and ethical realities of inclusive technology and information networks in communities confronting chronic violence, active conflicts, or in post-conflict societies.

Of particular interest has been how communities experience and navigate interactions with state security and police forces, and how they use inclusive technologies to build their resilience to crisis, improve their own security, and safeguard themselves.

The Department of Informatics (Ifi) at University of Oslo was responsible for coordinationg technology efforts across the project, conducting context analysis, and developing context-appropriate plans alongside community organisations for the inclusion of technology in community policing activities. This includes COP ICT pilots in Kenya and Guatemala, and development of a Knowledge Base System.


Contributing staff

Arunima Mukherjee

Picture of Arunima Mukherjeeis the leader of the ICT pilots under the project. Her work is inspired by her interest to understand ‘are we making a better world with ICTs?’ Her research has involved fieldwork in South Asia, Kenya and Guatemala –culturally complex societies. Her research interests include health, equity, digitisation & society, ethics. 

Petter Nielsen

Petter Nielsencontributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 3: Technology Development, by coordinating work on the design of the knowledge-based system. Petter Nielsen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. His field of research is digital platforms and innovation in the context of developing countries and related socio-economic development.

Sigvart Bretteville-Jensen

Picture of Sigvart Bretteville-Jensencontributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 3: Technology Development, by content management and design of the knowledge-based system. 

Abyot Aslefew Gizawa

Picture of Abyot Asalefew Gizawcontributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 3: Technology Development, by coordinating and working on the design of the knowledge-based system. He is a DHIS2 software developer working in the HISP project at the University of Oslo.