M&E Thursday Talk – Understanding Online Polarization in Kenya: A Digital Peacebuilding Perspective

This is the M&E Thursday Talk from July 16th, 2020, when Professor Fredrick Ogenga, Founding Director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security at Rongo University, led a discussion on “Understanding Online Polarization in Kenya: A Digital Peacebuilding Perspective.

In this webinar, we explored the importance of understanding local ecological factors in order to customize digital peacebuilding goals. Professor Ogenga discussed the roles and codes of conduct that reinforce a successful digital strategy, using his project on online polarization in Kenya as an example. Professor Ogenga will dive deeper into the project, examining the importance of demographics – particularly age, gender, and ethnicity – in the context of Kenya’s political dynamics, and how these factors have impacted individualized and collective strategic interventions.

This M&E Thursday Talk is the third in a series of events that will focus on digital adaptations and technological innovations in peacebuilding. Click here for more information on this exciting 3-month campaign!

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