Welcome

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

What do we do?

Our main focus is human security. 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

We do research and advocacy on security & social policy agendas that affect human rights and human-being.

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

The InterAgency Institute (IA) and Lusófona University promoted in Lisboa, July 11th, the Conference “Armas autónomas letais, inteligência artificial e a lusofonia”. The event was supported by the campaign Stop Killer Robots, and was dedicated to the Portuguese-speaking countries. The conference videos are 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 - 2022

Latest News

Oslo SKR Meeting

Kristiania University, Oslo.

The IA was represented in the Oslo Meeting of the Stop Killer Robots initiative. Together with representatives from different civil society institutions in Europe and US, the meeting permitted the evaluation of the last achievements of the advocacy of the regulation of weapon autonomous systems under the CCW – Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons, which the last Group of Governmental Experts held (Geneva, July 2022). The conversations also included the analysis of particular national obstacles to commitment in terms of the human-centered approach of the developments on the responsibility of decisions fully controlled by humans. The IA will keep its works in Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as Spain and Spanish-related.

IA at UN Geneva

Stop Killer Robots civil society representatives

Our researcher Ana Duarte represented the InterAgency Institute in the Geneva UN meetings for the final meeting of 2022 of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) at the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).  “In July, Stop Killer Robots campaigners flew in from all around the world to attend a week of diplomatic talks on killer robots at the UN in Geneva. The campaign lobbied states to launch negotiations of new international law on autonomy in weapons systems. What’s new about this? It was evident to us, and to very many diplomats in the room, that the CCW is not the appropriate forum to address the challenges posed by these weapons” (SKR).

Cape Verde I National Forum on Human Rights

Our researchers Luzia Costa Becker, Sabrina Medeiros and Ana Paula Rodriguez participated online as speakers at the I National Forum on Human Rights in Cape Verde. The InterAgency Institute congratulates the Center for African Studies for Development and Innovation (CEADI) and the National Commission on Human Rights and Citizenship of Cape Verde (CNDHC) for the initiative dedicated to Human Rights, touching on our perspectives on Migration, Social Integration, and Weaponized Artificial Intelligence.