The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab got off to a great start on May 23rd.
On a sunny afternoon local movers and shakers met up to be introduced to peace innovation. The local founder, Anne Kjær Riechert, warmly welcomed the audience and gave a short presentation describing the future plans for the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab. Hereafter, event partner Dr. Joana Breidenbach, director of Betterplace Lab, gave a short introduction to their Continue reading
So nice to see Coca Cola’s Peace Innovation Intervention bringing Pakistan and India together. It has all the ingredients we like: BJ Fogg’s Behavior Model where behavior = motivation + ability + trigger; fun; baby steps approach to behavior design; Minimum Acceptable Peace Interactions (MAPIs); it’s technology mediated; interactive; and it elicits pro-social behaviors across conflict boundaries. We’ve been supporting Romancing the Border, a project initiated by Rehman Ilyas to increase social interactions across the India/Pakistan border. We’re happy to see Coca Cola get in the game.
The Berlin Peace Innovation Labs utilizes Design Thinking with Mobile, Facebook, Maps and Wiki Technology to solve social problems. We want to organize meet-ups where we can discuss, learn from speakers and actually hack new innovation to use our skills here to solve real life problems.
More information on the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab MeetUp here.