Ceasefires tracker featured at GeoConvergence Workshop


PSRP’s Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19 digital tracking tool was featured at the recent GeoConvergence Workshop.

The GeoConvergence Workshop, hosted on 18-20 May 2021 by the American Geographical Society in support of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator, identified opportunities provided by geospatial science and technology across industries and disciplines to forge collaboration between a diverse, global community of thinkers, innovators, and practitioners.

The Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19 Tracker was featured as a Lightning Talk Video at the event, as part of a collection of videos highlighting current research endeavors and calls for future innovation. In the talk, PSRP’s Dr Devanjan Bhattacharya introduces the tracker and its uses, and offers insights into how the tracker dashboard was developed by the PeaceTech team at the University of Edinburgh. Watch the video now.

About Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19

The Covid-19 Ceasefire Tracker is a publicly available digital tracking tool to examine the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak on peace processes and armed conflict across the world. The tool monitors the progress of ceasefires alongside live data on infection rates in country. The data can be viewed in a timeline format, a search browse format, and a map format which also includes live data on infection rates in country.

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19 is a collaborative project between the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH ZurichConciliation ResourcesMediateur (European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), with thanks to contributions from the Mediation Support Unit in the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. Read more here.

The Tracker was recently featured in The Lancet, in a short piece highlighting the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic and global conflict resolution was published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on 14 December 2020: An interactive tracker for ceasefires in the time of Covid-19

Explore the Covid-19 Ceasefire Tracker now.

About Dr Devanjan Bhattacharya

Dr Devanjan Bhattacharya is a Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow on data-driven innovation at Edinburgh University under TRAIN@ED project. He is working with peace-building processes compiling spatial data collected online, using AI, NLP and geo-visualization.