Welcome

Established in October 2020, the InterAgency Institute is a digital think tank created as a Research Collective of people from the Global South and academic peripheries.

What do we do?

We do research and advocacy on security & social policies agendas that affects human-rights and human-being. We publish and talk within academia, international organizations and public opinion outlets.

Organisation

As a virtual think tank, we are built as a collective of researchers, integrated as members or affiliates. Members can vote for the integration of the new researchers and be elected annually for the Board.

Research

Our focus is dedicated to implications on human-rights, from Artificial Intelligence to Maritime Security, Information and Social Schemes to Migration Policies, Cooperation Frameworks to Arms control.

Publications

Our main publication product is the IA Policy Brief Series, registered under the ISSN 2789-8040. Our other publications include Reports and Glossary, all part of our ZENODO library, under the European Union OPEN AIRE base.

Projects

Leading projects that are the focus of our next events and publications.

Current Projects

Conferência “Armas autónomas letais, inteligência artificial e a lusofonia. O InterAgency Institute (IA) e a Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa promoveram em Lisboa, no dia 11 de julho, a Conferência “Armas autónomas letais, inteligência artificial e a lusofonia”. O evento, que tem apoio da campanha Stop Killer Robots (In Portuguese, videos at the IA youtube channel)).

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The InterAgency Institute (IA) participates as a civil society member advocating for the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects. Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the Area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons System. Geneva, 7-11 March, and 25-29 July 2022.

Stop Killer Robots - 11 de Julho de 2022

Latest News

UNODC – Constructive Dialogue on International Cooperation and Technical Assistance

FRIDAY 27 MAY 2022
The InterAgency Institute has participated in the Constructive Dialogue on International Cooperation and Technical Assistance within the UNODC conventions review constructive dialogue sessions. Our statement is public as part of the collection of inputs and suggestions from participants and provision of information on relevant activities, including those related to meeting technical assistance needs (para.
53 (i) and (j) of the Procedures and Rules for the functioning of the mechanism for the
Review of the Implementation of UNTOC).

Conferência intersetorial sobre Armas autónomas

O InterAgency Institute (IA) e a Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa realizou em Lisboa, no dia 11 de julho, a Conferência “Armas autónomas letais, inteligência artificial e a lusofonia”. O evento, que teve o apoio da campanha Stop Killer Robots, decorreu em formato híbrido, com a participação de convidados e do público. 

A Conferência foi gravada e está disponível de forma gratuita no nosso site de Youtube

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks

The InterAgency Institute is dedicated to research security issues, such as border control, interagency schemes, and cooperation frameworks, especially those involving complex scenarios, policy building, and governance. Our proposal aims at enhancing collaboration in developing ideas for a more effective multistakeholder approach in dealing with migration crises, adopting a people-centered approach and a gender perspective. Our focus for the HNPW 2021 was the Venezuelan refugee crisis, especially the experiences and demands of women, LGBTI+ and children.

Our main invitee is Plataforma CIPÓ, an independent policy research institute dedicated to climate and environmental issues, as well as correlate issues such as migration, including in the Amazon basin. We also are looking for partners inside the networks already established within HNPW.