Carole's passion is working intensively with people, technology, and digital media, exploring how they intersect to change lives. That's why she founded CryPeace: to see how information and communications technologies - or ICTs - can be creatively used to enhance peace (ICT4P).
Carole has presented numerous workshops on ways ICTs can enhance peace, particularly through the power of personal stories. As she travels, she asks people what peace means to them, and if they are experiencing it. She posts people's inspiring answers, from the jungles of Panama, to Israel and Palestinian, to Uganda, Canada, and beyond, on CryPeace.
The arts are another lens through which Carole views peace. She was honoured to have her video poem, Cry, screened at a Rwandan genocide commemoration ceremony, and finds poetry a potent way to process the harsh realities of conflict.
Professionally, Carole is an award-winning specialist in information and communication technologies (ICTs), with over twenty years' experience implementing ICT projects in North America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East through fluidIT solutions. Key contributions include:
- Serving on the board of Isis-WICCE, a Ugandan peacebuilding organisation, for 6 years
- Serving as Vice-President, North American Executive Committee, of the World Association for Christian Communication
- Facilitating international workshops and roundtables on ICTs for peace
Carole holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Master’s in ICTs for Development from York University, and a Certificate in Ministry from Tyndale Seminary.
Learn more about Carole on LinkedIn.