OECD: The Future of Conflict Early Warning and Response

The OECD‘s publication on “Preventing Violence, War and State Collapse: The Future of Conflict Early Warning and Response,” (PDF) has finally been published. I was solicited by the OECD to be the main peer reviewer for the publication, which was authored by my colleague David Nyheim.

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I had a lot to add so the peer review process turned into a consulting assignment back in September 2008. My main contribution to the publication included paragraphs on:

  • Evaluating CEWARN, ECOWARN and CEWS
  • Fourth Generation Early Warning Systems
  • Current Trends in Warning and Response
  • People-Centered Early Warning
  • Forecasting Armed Conflict
  • Advances in Technology

I added references to the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning (CM&EW) as well as to Ushahidi‘s approach to crowdsourcing crisis information.

Patrick Philippe Meier

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3 responses to “OECD: The Future of Conflict Early Warning and Response

  1. Hi Patrick,

    I am really interested in reading your evaluation of ECOWARN and the current trends in warning and response. Please could discuss some aspects of the work.

    Thanks
    Onyinye

  2. Thanks for sharing.

    How come OECD publications are not freely distributed?

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