Over the past few months the Igarapé Institute has published extensively on the Amazon in the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, the Agenda, Folha de São Paulo and many other outlets around the world. Most of the focus has been on the extent of deforestation and
Massive changes in new technologies are disrupting law enforcement and criminal justice everywhere. There are tremendous advantages to be gained from real-time crime mapping and predictive policing, but also enormous risks in relation to discriminatory police practices and data privacy. Robert Muggah, Emile Badran, and Katherine Aguirre discuss these issues in a new Igarapé Institute publication – Crime Prediction for More Agile Policing in Cities.
Igarapé Institute took active part in the annual climate summit – COP25 – in Madrid this December. Adriana Abdenur and Giovanna Kuele released a new report – Climate and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: From Evidence to Political Solutions – available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The team also released several opinion articles, including in O Globo, and full-page interviews in O Globo and Estadão.
Everyday thousands of refugees cross international borders, fleeing from war, violence and uncertainty. In Brazil, at least 100,000 new refugees have arrived since 2017, many from Venezuela. A major challenge is accessing basic services. To meet this challenge, Igarapé Institute launched OKA, a free mobile app. It connects new arrivals – refugees, asylum seekers and also internal displaced and vulnerable communities with critical geo-located information on shelter, food sources, education, transportation and health services.
Brazil has the third largest prison population in the world. Yet there is comparatively little understanding of the role of women and girls in Brazil’s penal system. According to research conducted by the Igarapé Institute, there were 37,828 women in prisons in 2017, a sevenfold increase on 2000. In order to draw attention to their particular challenges, Igarapé Institute launched the Sócios da Liberdade (Freedom Partners) campaign in October.
At least 1.2 million women suffered from violent victimization in Brazil between 2010 and 2017. In order to reveal the sheer scope and scale of violence against women and help strengthen data collection and public policy responses, Igarapé Institute launched a new data visualization platform.
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We are living in turbulent times. Deepening geopolitical tensions are transforming international relations and political tribalism is revealing deep fissures within countries. The spread of exponential technologies is upending long-held assumptions about security, politics and economics. The pace of change is making it hard to
The Igarapé Institute owes all of its victories to strong partnerships. The Institute is delighted to announce a series of new partners in 2019, bringing our total to over 100 strategic alliances. A shortlist includes: Partners: Create Lab and the International Committee of the Red
December 2018 1 App Cpeace – A new app to connect influencers in the theme of conflict prevention. 5 Publications A Strategy for Cybersecurity Governance in Brazil, by Louise Marie Hurel and Luisa Cruz Lobato; Existe um Direito à Explicação na Lei Geral de Proteção
Public security is one of the top concerns facing Latin American cities. And not without good reason. The region is home to 41 of the 50 most murderous urban centers in the world. Latin American city residents are also among the most fearful in the
Igarapé joined the international campaign 16 Dias de Ativismo pelo Fim da Violência Contra as Mulheres [16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women]. Specifically, it launched #MulheresViramOJogo [Women who Change the Game]. The campaign began in Brazil on National Black Consciousness Day (20
Ilona Szabó, Igarapé’s executive director, was one of the main speakers at the EuroLeads Brasa (Brazilian Student Association) European Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit is one of the biggest gatherings of Brazilian students in Europe. Ilona delivered a talk called “O Brasil que eu quero”
Igarapé Institute was invited to present its latest work on conflict prevention at the Paris Peace Forum from 11-13 November. The Institute was selected from thousands of potential participants to feature its Innovation on Conflict Prevention (ICP) project. The event assembled more than 60 heads
Brazil currently registers the third largest prison population in the world. Brazil´s prisons are also bursting at the seams. There are over 726,700 prisoners with room for just 368,000. What is more, 40% of Brazil´s inmates have yet to be convicted. The profile is also
Throughout October Robert Muggah continued his review of peace support operations in Africa. He visited the Democratic Republic of Congo – particularly Goma, Beni and Bunia – to review disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) as well as community violence reduction (CVR) projects. This follows on
The Igarapé Institute released two new publications on a complex and under-analyzed theme – the Internet of Things (IoT). Very generally, IoT refers to the digital interconnection of infrastructure, services and people. The first Strategic Note – “Segurança e Privacidade para a Internet das Coisas”
The Igarapé Institute is participating in the Paris Peace Forum in November 2018, an event hosted by French President Macron. Igarapés Building Peace coordinator, Adriana Abdenur, will be showcasing the new digital platform – Innovation in Conflict Prevention (ICP). The ICP dashboard features hundreds of
The Igarapé Institute was selected as Brazil’s top human rights NGO in 2018. The Institute was also listed as one of the 100 Best NGOs in Brazil. The prize was issued by Instituto Doar and Rede Filantropia. There are more than 300,000 NGOs in Brazil,
Public security and corruption were key themes during the 2018 electoral campaign Brazil. Before and after the October election, the Igarapé Institute intensified outreach and action on data-driven and evidence based approaches to public security. For example, the Institute released a new book – Segurança
The Igarapé Institute was invited by the federal government to join the National Council of Public Security and Social Defense. The Council was created to develop strategies to curtail the crime and violence in the country. Igarapé was one of just three civil society organizations
More than a third of the world’s homicides are concentrated in Latin America. Between a tenth and a third of these killings are by gangs and drug cartels. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) worked closely with the Igarapé Institute to prepare a major story on
Igarapé Institute’s Robert Muggah has been touring the world to discuss ways that smarter cities can reduce carbon footprints and improve public safety. In September he gave one of two keynote addresses to Latin America’s largest city gathering – the Smart Cities Expo. The Expo