Conflict Prevention & Crisis Response Solutions

We support governments, organizations, and communities to leverage data to better understand fragile and complex environments, meet the needs of those affected by conflict, disaster or displacement, address key bottlenecks to stabilization, and achieve development impact.

Conflict Monitoring | Counter Violent Extremism | Perception Surveys | Disaster Relief | Food Security | Network Mapping | Defence Spending | Citizen Security | Child Protection | Nutrition | Logistics |

Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS)

  • Client: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
  • Date: September 2016 - December 2016
  • Site: start.umd.edu/pirus

We provided advisory services and deployed our technology to deliver a data exploration and discovery dashboard, to analyze and geo-spatially visualize a rich dataset of the the profiles of individuals radicalized in the United States from 1948 - 2013. The dataset is a cross-sectional, quantitative dataset, the largest known database on individual radicalization in the United States, containing de-identified information on the backgrounds, attributes, and radicalization processes of nearly 1,500 violent and non-violent extremists who adhere to far right, far left, Islamist, or single issue ideologies in the United States. The database includes 147 variables across time, space, and thematics.

Military Balance+

We provided advisory services on data transformation and deployed our technology to deliver an exploration and discovery dashboard that enables government clients and research institutions to track and understand government spending and investments in the defence sector through exploration of a rich indicator-based dataset pertaining to information on 172 countries from 2008 - 2018. The rich visualizations include country-specific profiles with indicator timelines, maps, time-series, thematics data, spending distributions with filtering, comparison, and intuitive interaction. Using Keshif the IISS better demonstrates the value of its extensive current and historical Military Balance data, and enhances capabilities to explore, analyze, and communicate trends, relations and insights from different perspectives, through time, space and themes.

MAPEX

Mapping und Analyse von Präventions- und Distanzierungsprojekten im Umgang mit islamistischer Radikalisierung

  • Client: Institute for Interdisciplinary Conflict and Violence Research (IKG) at the University of Bielefeld
  • Date: April 2018 - Ongoing
  • Site: www.mapex-projekt.de/

We provided advisory services on data transformation and deployed our technology to deliver an exploration and discovery dashboard that enables target audiences of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Conflict and Violence Research (IKG) to explore insights and interact with the rich survey data of more than a thousand local projects on prevention of violent extremism and radicalization taking place across Germany. Our solution helps the IKG to present the diversity of policies and approaches for prevention and deradicalization by the Federal German Government, evaluate what works in practice and the impact projects have in local communities, and identify blindspot areas in the country that require interventions and re-allocation of resources.

Political Violence and Incident Mapping in Bangladesh

  • Client: A United Nations Agency Program in Bangladesh
  • Date: October - December 2016

We provided advisory services on data transformation and deployed our technology to deliver an exploration and discovery dashboard for United Nations agencies to explore insights of 10,000 events of political violence and crime in Bangladesh. Our solution enabled the agency to better understand distribution, frequency, and trends of violence in the country across geography, time and themes. Our technology allowed for further opportunities to compare multiple types of incidents and pinpoint actors and impact on victims.

Incidents on Aid Workers Worldwide

Open Data Project

We deployed Keshif to visualize and digest over 2,500 incidents of violence against Aid Workers worldwide. The exploratory dashboard enables international development organizations and researchers to understand distribution, frequency, as well as hotspots of attacks on aid workers worldwide. The dashboard includes multiple types of visualizations, including country maps, point locations, timestamps, bar charts and histograms, matrixes and metadata text analytics.