13 young researchers under the Toda Institute research programme seek to analyse how Information and Communication Technologies can help promote peace. The project is launched under the general theme `Peace, Education, Art, Culture, and Environment in a globalising world' (PEACE).< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The participants seek to find out what young people and policy experts around the world think about the digital divide and draw out the most innovative ideas to promote peace, justice and digital inclusion. The research will gather ideas and opinions through essay inputs from young people, interviews with industry experts and policy contributors, and workshops held around the research topic. ICTs offer a practical solution that may ensure greater inclusion in society, which can wash away feelings of hatred, which crop up due to economic and developmental divisions. An important concept they are exploring is whether the digital divide is really a circumstance of more general social divides that vary from community to community.