PeaceTech and the Syrian Conflict: What Canadians Are Doing

PeaceTech and the Syrian Conflict: What Canadians Are Doing

Join us on 30 September 2016 at Ottawa’s Peace Festival as we share our experience with PeaceTech and the Syrian conflict.

The conflict in Syria has been fought on, and through, the internet. Since 2012, SalamaTech has helped hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians to stay safe online. Run by Canadians, SalamaTech is the only digital safety programme that delivers emergency assistance and on-the-ground protection to Syrians trapped by the conflict. We have seen how digital safety saves lives in Syria. Our Be Heard training helps authentic Syrian Voices of Resilience to make their voices heard on social media — to cut through the noise of conflict and send their messages to the world.

This special panel will feature our latest initiative A Tale of Two Cities, including interviews from our partners in Eastern Ghouta.

This panel session is hosted in partnership with the Canadian International Council – National Capital Branch.

Event Information

DATE AND TIME:
30 September 2016
12:00 to 13:00 (arrive at 11:45)

LOCATION: Auditorium, Main Branch – Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa

TICKETS AND REGISTRATION: Free

Seating available on a first come first serve basis.


Photo Credit: Sameer Al-Doumy