HAMOC

Analysing threats and vulnerabilities in the human environment is crucial to breaking the cycle of conflict and protecting civilians during crisis.

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A people-centred approach to military planning

Numerous social, political, economic, and other human factors exacerbate today’s conflicts and complex crises. These factors can manifest in a myriad of ways, further undermining the security of civilian populations, jeopardising efforts to achieve stability, and prolonging the cycle of violence and conflict.

Defence and security planners are keen to develop a deeper, more robust, more holistic, and ultimately more ‘people-centred’ analysis of the human environment in order to better understand, respond to, and resolve conflicts and crises.

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Project HAMOC

Building on the work undertaken in Project Solebay, which looked at the test case of human trafficking in conflict, Project HAMOC’s goals are:

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Develop a co-designed, data-driven solution for human security threat and vulnerability analysis, providing defence, security, and humanitarian planners and decision-makers with the crucial insights needed to analyse, map, interpret and understand the human environment.

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Deliver socio-technical tools, methods and insights to foster critical knowledge development and training on analysing, interpreting and understanding the human environment.

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Work with organisations across the defence, security and humanitarian sectors to advance a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to understanding, responding to, and mitigating conflict and crisis response.

Our Approach

Project HAMOC is being developed using STRIAD®, Trilateral’s cloud-based platform for data-driven risk assessment. Using co-design methods, Project HAMOC will exploit the power of STRIAD® to develop and deliver functionalities that add unique value to planners and decision-makers.

To achieve a result that is fit-for-purpose, Trilateral is working closely with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to co-design and pilot the analytical solution.

At Trilateral, our teams collaborate across the technical-social divide disciplinary divide to design innovative and impactful solutions through leveraging machine learning algorithms that are underpinned by rigorous social science research.

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PROJECT HAMOC IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF PROJECTS FUNDED UNDER THE UK DEFENCE AND SECURITY ACCELERATOR (DASA) – OPEN CALL

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