Strengthening Partnerships

May 11 – 17, 2018 • Vienna, Austria

Crime Prevention in a Digital World


What is SOLVE2018?

SOLVE2018 is an innovative way to enhance the work of the larger stakeholder community that travels to Vienna each year for the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The first SOLVE is organized by the Alliance under the guidance of its international chair, Dr. Karen Judd Smith.

This year, SOLVE2018 will form multi-stakeholder MetaNets that will operate using a typical agile approach. Their work will be to devise doable strategies to help unlock the current impasse due to tech-enabled transnational organized crime (TOC). The work will not be comprehensive, but focused.

For example, on of the 3 Strategy Sprints during the week will focus on how to create a more functional partnership platform that enables the engagement of all stakeholders: Member States, relevant technical experts, civil society and NGO, activists, academia and institutes, foundations and funders.

Another will focus on the wildlife trafficking, technological resources, tactical resources, member states representatives.  The third will look at some of the ways that evolving technologies can support the essential work of countering violent extremism (CVE).

What is a "MetaNet"?
How are the MetaNets formed for SOLVE2018?
What is a Sprint?
Can I join a MetaNet team?
Are MetaNets just committees with a fancy name?
What happens after the CCPCJ?
What does the program of work look like for a MetaNet?
MetaNet Challenges
  • Strategize about a partnership platform to engage UN funds and programs, Member States, tech experts, civil society/NGO activists, IGO representatives, and law enforcement/judicial counterparts.
  • Strategize what is needed to create defenses against wildlife trafficking. This will include key elements of cybercrime, life information sharing, community capacity building, etc.
  • Strategize partnership platforms needed to utilize emerging technologies,

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