The COVID-19 pandemic has solidified the need for researchers and practitioners in peace and development to approach digital technologies. Through technical facilitation, mapping, and consultancy, I help them build solid processes.


Why mapping?

Many dialogue processes struggle processing, analysing and integrating the variety of ideas and perspectives of their different participants. Striking the balance between conciseness and depth isn't easy. That's where mapping can help.

Dialogue mapping is a method for facilitation that involves the creation of dynamic maps using a computer. It can help make dialogues, consultations and meetings easier to translate into action. They are also a powerful tool to report on complex processes. 

A dialogue map is the canvas that results from listening to conversation, reframing statements,  summarising the main points and discovering connections through qualitative analysis. They can help you unlock points of contention and enable participants to see the impact of their words and how they relate to what others have said.

Why social media?

To understand society, you must first understand the technologies that sustain it. Social media are today part of the lives of millions of people. They affect peace processes, humanitarian assistance, and development programmes. Approaching these platforms isn't easy, but data scientists and researchers can help.

See some project samples that use social media data and mapping below

Colour distribution of cancer-related images on Instagram

The distribution of mentions to cancer online is imbalanced, but what do the different cancer sites look like? Work in progress.

Main elements in COVID-19 representations by political parties

Visualisation of the main elements identified in the images posted by Spanish political parties on Instagram during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Work in progress.

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen - Part of a project to support the European Union and the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen in the peace process in Yemen. Developed for the European Resources for Mediation Support, an instrument of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments of the European Commission.

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen - Part of a project to support the European Union and the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen in the peace process in Yemen. Developed for the European Resources for Mediation Support, an instrument of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments of the European Commission.

Mapping responses to the COVID-19 in education in Latin America

Mapping responses to the COVID-19 in education in Latin America

Developed for the OEI, these maps showed different approaches to responding to the COVID-19 crisis in primary education and the opportunities going forward.

Needs for new EU policy/concept on mediation

Needs for new EU policy/concept on mediation

Mapping of over 30 sessions at the European Union Community of Practice on Mediation, leading to conclusions presented to the European External Action Service. Developed for the European External Action Service.

Mapping the perception of reforms in Ukraine

Mapping the perception of reforms in Ukraine

Working with data scientists, we presented an analysis of online perceptions of the reform process in Ukraine, and the key topics being discussed.

Mapping the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Syria

Mapping the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Syria

Mapping the needs of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and Jordan. Over two months, we conducted a round of consultations with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan to better understand their current and future needs. Developed for the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen

Mapping the needs for Track II engagement in Yemen

Mapping the needs of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and Jordan. Over two months, we conducted a round of consultations with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan to better understand their current and future needs. Developed for the Robert Bosch Foundation with David Price.

Mapping social cohesion in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Mapping social cohesion in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Developed jointly with Interpeace, this map showed the key dynamics affecting social cohesion in two neighbourhoods of Abidjan.

Mapping dialogue initiatives in Ukraine

Mapping dialogue initiatives in Ukraine

Over the course of almost 2 years, the maps showed the key emerging topics in dialogues hosted across the country by Ukrainian and foreign organisations.

Is this something you'd want to explore in your work? Get in touch with me!

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