2018 projects

Discover the projects showcased
at the Paris Peace Forum 2018

The Selection Committee of the Paris Peace Forum received 860 applications from 116 countries. Among them, 121 projects were selected to be showcased at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, taking place from 11 to 13 November 2018 at La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

Project leaders had the opportunity to connect with actors of global governance to discuss their ideas and make them known with experts and decision-makers, liaise with potential funders and ultimately push their initiative further towards successful implementation.

The Selection Committee has evaluated all applications and made its choice based on the quality of the projects as well as a geographical balance. Selected project leaders represent the key stakeholders in global governance in particular international organizations and civil society including NGOs, foundations, think tanks, universities and companies.

Selected projects

Development

EAU ET FRAGILITE AU SAHEL

Organization: Initiative plus d'Eau pour le Sahel

Country: France

The project "water and fragility in the Sahel" tends to the implementation of an multicultural and multi-track integrated approach combining research programs, training sessions and water project management for the benefit of the most water disadvantaged Sahelian populations.


INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE AS A BASIS FOR RESILIENCE, RECONCILIATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF PEACE ENVIRONMENTS IN COLOMBIA’S POST-AGREEMENTS

Organization: UNESCO

The emergency International Assistance project entitled “Intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and construction of peace environments in Colombia’s post-agreements” aims to revitalize living heritage in Colombia’s Guajira Department, Conejo Village.


NETWORK OF SOUTHERN THINK TANKS

Organization: Network of Southern Think Thanks

Country: India

The “Network of Southern Think Tanks” is a collaborative academic forum for the South by the South which aime to generating, systemating, consolidating and sharing knowledge on South-South co-operation approaches to international development.


DEVELOP PEACE THROUGH TAEKWONDO

Organization: Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation

Country: Republic of Korea

Through martial arts, this project aims at improving the living conditions of refugees and helping full integration while teaching skills for their development as individuals.


CLIMATE RESILIENT ZERO-BUDGET NATURAL FARMING IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Organization: Government of Andhra Pradesh

Country: India

This project enables farmers to improve soil fertility, reduce costs and risks drastically, reduce irrigation requirement, and increases yields on a large scale while preserving the quality of the production.


AU-EU YOUTH COOPERATION HUB

Organization: African Union Commission

Country: Ethiopia

The "AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub" is a platform that aims to test innovative solutions to common challenges on Europe and Africa through a new approach to youth inclusion.


ADAPTIVE CLIMATE CHANGE METHODOLOGIES FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES IN THE NIGER DELTA

Organization: Media Awareness and Justice Initiative

Country: Nigeria

“Adaptive Climate Change Methodologies for Rural Communities in the Niger Delta” focus on sustainable forms of energy use for food production and economic empowerment.


ALIPH

Organization: International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas

The purpose of ALIPH is to attract, leverage, manage and invest resources for the implementation of preventive and emergency protection programs for cultural property in danger of destruction.


WORLD TALENT ORGANIZATION

Organization: Center for China and Globalization

Country: China

The World Talent Organization Alliance project seeks to build a platform for countries to coordinate talent recruitment policies, negotiate terms of visa and residency and cooperate on issues such as cross-border credentialing.


UNITLIFE

Organization : United Nations

“Unitlife” is the first innovative financing instrument dedicated to the fight against chronic childhood malnutrition.


VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK EXPANSION PROGRAM IN RWANDA

Organization: Rwanda Development Board

Country: Rwanda

The “Volcanoes National Park” in Rwanda is part of a unique transboundary protected area where live endangered Mountain Gorilla. In this program conservation, tourism will serve as a catalyst for community and economic transformation.


TOBACCO FREE

Organization: AXA

Country: France

AXA is leveraging its expertise and influence to combat tobacco in the interest of not only its customers’ vitality, but more broadly, in the interest of economic development within emerging countries.


UNIVERSITY OF THE CIVIL INITIATIVES COMMITTEE

Organization:  Foundation for Civil Initiatives Development

Country: Russia

The University of the Civil Initiatives Committee is a multi-functional platform established to implement educational and awareness projects in spheres related to citizen activism.


SOCIAL INNOVATION ACADEMY

Organization: Jangu International

Country: Uganda

The “Social Innovation Academy” elicits marginalized and refugee communities' untapped potentials to create own solutions through social entrepreneurship.


SECURING DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC FINANCE AND THE SECURITY SECTOR

Organization: World Bank

The project “Securing Development: Public Finance and the Security Sector” is a policy instrument aimed to help governments and international organizations assess the financial sustainability of defense, police, and courts in conflict-affected and fragile states.


REBUILDING CORE GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS AND SUPPORTING CIVIL SERVICE RESTORATION AND REFORM IN FRAGILE AND CONFLICT-AFFECTED SETTINGS

Organization : United Nations Development Programme

This programme aims at increasing the 16th Sustainable Development Goal by helping governments to deliver essential services to citizens and supporting peace-building processes.


GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING

Organization: Agence française de développement

Country: France

"Gender Responsive Budgeting" is an innovative approach that leads to ask whether public resources raising and distribution reinforce or reduce gender inequalities in order to correct them.


MODELISATION DU RISQUE DE DEPLACEMENT DE POPULATION LIE AUX CATASTROPHES NATURELLES DANS LE MONDE

Organisation : Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre - Norwegian Refugee Council

The “Modeling of deplacement risks linked to natural disasters” enables public actors to anticipate and to prevent from population deplacements et to increase their resilience.


QUDRA

Organizations: GIZ, Expertise France, AECID and Hugarian Interchurch Aid

Country: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

"Qudra" is a large regional programme, financed by the European Union and Germany, strengthening the resilience of Syrian refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crisis.


CAMPAIGN FOR CAMPAIGN FOR GLOBAL GOVERNANCE PHILANTHROPY AND THE WORLD FULTURE COIN

Organization: Nexus

Country: United States

A “Campaign for Global Governance Philanthropy and the World Future Coin” will push Global philanthropy to create new, democratic and sustainable systems.


NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACEBUILDING ARCHITECTURE PROJECT

Organization: Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa)

Country: Nigeria

The “National Initiative for Sustainable Peacebuilding Architecture Project” has the objective to support local and cross-border community dialogue, peace building actions and training that links local initiatives.


LONDO PROJECT

Organization: Agence d'Exécution des Travaux d'Intérêt Public

Country: Central African Republic

The LONDO (“Stand-Up”) Project aims to provide temporary employment to poor and vulnerable people throughout the entire territory of the Central African Republic.


LUTTE CONTRE LE TRAFIC DE FAUX MEDICAMENTS

Organization: Fondation Chirac

Country : France

The project “Fight against fake medicines” supports  the adoption of the Council of Europe's Medicrime Convention, the first international legal instrument open to all which criminalises the trafficking of fake medicines.


INNOVATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Organization: Fudan University & Nazarbayev University

Country: China

Innovative Energy Solutions proposes different forms of deep future energy based on own researches and combines these technologies with the climate and geological conditions in Central Asia.


ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST MIGRANTS

Organization: Médecins du Monde

Country: Belgium

The project Ending Violence Against Migrants proposes to look into migration issues through a new lens, the one of violence in its various forms, making the assumption that many, if not all, can agree that there is a global interest to reduce harm and suffering.


BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE BETWEEN HUNGER AND CONFLICT

Organization: Action contre la Faim

Country: France

Our goal is to launch a “global pact to break the vicious cycle between hunger and conflict” by May 2019. Tools of global governance that we propose have the potential to ensure the global community reaches Agenda 2030 and especially SDG 2.


Environment

DEVELOPMENT THROUGH BIODIVERSITY; THE VIRUNGA CASE

Organization: Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (DG DEVCO)

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of EU support to Virunga National Park. Over this period, the park has built alliances with the public and private sectors, civil society groups and other stakeholders, to focus on developing economic activities in three areas: hydropower energy production, tourism, and helping businesses grow around the park, to provide jobs and opportunities for the 4 million people who live nearby.


SUSTANAIBLE FINANCE FACILITY

Organization: BNP-Paribas

Country: France

"Sustanaible Finance Facility" comprises two initiatives aiming to mobilize the private sector for the funding of projects supporting development and environment in South countries.


DECENTRALIZED ELECTRICITY NETWORK BASED ON SOLAR ENERGY OVER BLOCKCHAIN

Organization: Nimray- Solar

Country: India

This project relies on the idea that renewable energy can offer an economically viable means of providing connections to people and communities deprived from access to electricity.


CLIMATENZA

Organization: CLIMATENZA SpA

Country: Chile

Climatenza is a solar thermal company that aims to become a leading global developer of utility-scale power projects including electricity generation by solar thermal energy.


CLIMATE REVOLUTION PROGRAM

Organization: Dakila

Country: Philippines

The “Climate Revolution Program” focus on capacitating Filipinos to call for and participate in climate action through climate justice education, creative campaigning as well as informed and nuanced discourse.


BARN OWLS KNOW NO BOUNDARIES

Organization: Université de Lausanne

Country: Switzerland

“Barn Owls Know no Boundaries” brings people from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to work together on solving an environmental challenge and to motivate farmers to reduce the use of rodenticides.


ANTARCTICA 2020

Organizations: Ocean Unite, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

Antarctica 2020 is a project led by a diverse group of high-level influencers from the world of sports, politics, business, media and science, to build support for protecting more than 7 million square kilometers of Antarctic waters by 2020.


A.C.T. PROJECT

Organization: EARTH5R

Country: India

The A.C.T. project which stands for "Action-Collaboration-Transformation", was developed to improve the quality of the environment, the status of disadvantaged citizens and reduce plastic waste via new sustainable business models.


A NEW GOVERNANCE MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Organization: Panthera

Country: United States

Panthera’s “A New Governance Model for International Wildlife Conservation” is devoted to the conservation of the world’s wild cat species and their ecosystems.


YOUTH CLIMATE LEADERS

Organization : Youth Climate Leaders

Country : Brazil

The “Youth Climate Leaders” project aims to provide a unique experience: one trip around the world to learn more about climate change in theory and work on it in practice.


TRANSFORMATION DES ORDURES EN CHARBON ECOLOGIQUE POUR LUTTER CONTRE LA DEFORESTATION

Organization : Briquette du Kivu

Country: République Démocratique du Congo

This project consists in collecting organic waste produced by households and Bukavu’s markets in order to transform them in clean coal to cook food.


THE STOCKHOLM TREATY LAB

Organization: Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Country: Sweden

“The Stockholm Treaty Lab” is a global innovation contest that crowdsources law to encourage green investments.


STAR C

Organization: International Solar Alliance

Country: India

STAR-C (Solar Technology Application Resource-Center) aims at building a network of technical training and research centers in order to promote knowledge dissemination and capacity-building with regards to solar energy and infrastructure projects.


THE NATURAL CAPITAL PROJECT

Organization: Stanford University

Country: United States

“The Natural Capital Project” is a platform to change norms across public and private institutions by allowing decision-makers to visualize environmental and well-being information.


The Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Organization: The Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Country: UAE

Focusing on species as the building blocks of life on earth, “The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund” is an Abu Dhabi government agency that provides financial support to species conservation projects worldwide.


SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR HUMAN ELEPHANT CONFLICT IN SRI LANKA

Organization: Reiyukai Lanka Association(RLA)

Country: Sri Lanka

“Sustainable Solution for Human-Elephant Conflict in Sri-Lanka” aims to propose a solution in the human-elephant conflict while uplifting the livelihood in villages by protecting crops and providing new income generating opportunities.


PACTE MONDIAL POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT

Organization: Le club des Juristes

Country: France

Developed by a group of experts, including Laurent Fabius, President of the French Constitutional Council and former President of COP 21, The “Global Environment Pact” is an international treaty that aims to complement and facilitate the implementation of existing environmental conventions, particularly for companies.


PROJET GALF

Organization: WARA CONSERVATION PROJECT

Country: Guinea

The “wildlife law Guinea-Application Project” aims to improve the level of application of the wildlife law in Guinea through a pragmatic approach developed investigations, arrest operations, legal monitoring and media coverage.


PARTNERSHIP FOR REGIONAL OCEAN GOVERNANCE

Organization: Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), TMG - Thank for Sustainability, United Nations Development Programme

Country: France

The “Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance” aims at supporting marine regions for a better governance of the marine environment, including in high seas, by mobilizing each region, facilitating transfer of experience between regions and better connecting global discussions and regional initiatives.


LE MANTA

Organization : The Sea Cleaners

Country : France

Le "Manta” est le premier navire collecteur de macro-déchets plastiques océaniques.


GOVERNANCE OF GEOENGINEERING

Organization: Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative

Country: Etats-Unis

The aim of the project is to ensure that geoengineering technologies are properly governed at every stage of their development.


ENVIRONMENTAL CONVENTIONS INDEX

Organization: University of Massachusetts Boston

Country: United States

The “Environmental Conventions Index” aims to expand existing analytical frameworks and data on environmental conventions by measuring and explaining the implementation of global environmental conventions.


ELECTRIC VEHICLE INITIATIVE

Organization: International Energy Agency

The “Electric Vehicles Initiative” is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide.


REWILDING OF THE ALDABRA TORTOISE

Organization: Indian Ocean Tortoise Alliance (IOTA)

Country: Seychelles

“Rewilding of the Aldabra Tortoise“ accentuates the importance to rewild the Aldabra Giant Tortoise throughout those islands of the western Indian Ocean that have lost their giant tortoises to human caused extinction.


Inclusive Economy

CHA CHING

Organization: Prudence Foundation

Country: China

"Cha-Ching" is an award-winning, multi-government endorsed financial literacy and responsibility program instilling sound financial habits and promoting financial responsibility to children across Asia.


A TERRITORIAL APPROACH TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Organization : Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

This project highlights the complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals and seeks to put forward recommendations on place-based actop for leaders to bring policies closer to people’s needs and to empower them to have a more active role in policy-making processes.


APPUI AUX ENTREPRISES ECO-ENTREPREUNARIALES AU TOGO

Organization: Climate Innovation Laboratory TOGO (CIL TOGO)

Country: Togo

The “Togo Climate Innovation Laboratory” is a platform for promoting and supporting eco-innovative initiatives that aim to help businesses meet the challenges of the climate around strategic sectors such as energy, water, waste management and mobility.


THE WORLD BENCHMARKING ALLIANCE

Organization: Index Initiative

Country: The Netherlands

“The World Benchmarking Alliance” aims to be an institution that will develop, fund, house, and safeguard publicly available, free corporate sustainability benchmarks.


THE URGENT CASE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD IN THE CHARITY AND FOUNDATION SECTOR

Organization: Philanthropy Age magazine and Insaan Group

Country: United Arab Emirates

The project aims to develop a code of good practices for better governance, transparency and impact measurement addressed to international charity and foundation sectors.


WORLD E-COMMERCE ALLIANCE

Organization: Center for China and Globalization

Country: China

The implementation of a World E-commerce Alliance aims to enable countries to communicate together about problems arising from the digitalization of the world economy in order to find multilateral standards and solutions.


THE BUSINESS FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH PLATFORM

Organization : Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

“The Business for Inclusive Growth platform” aims to advance the international inclusive growth agenda and to enhance the corporate impact on inclusiveness and sustainability.


TAX INSPECTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Organization : Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and United Nations Development Programme

“Tax Inspectors Without Borders” is an initiative that aims to strengthen co-operation on tax matters and to contribute to the domestic resource mobilisation efforts in developing countries.


SHURAAKO

Organization: One Earth Future Foundation

Country: United States

“Shuraako” works aims to favorise small and medium enterprise markets to develop a more resilient and responsible private sector in conflict-affected areas.


PROJET D'INDICATEUR DU PARTAGE DE LA VALEUR AU SEIN D'UNE ENTREPRISE

Organization : Synopia

Country: France

This project proposes the establishment of a European indicator measuring the sharing of the value produced by an enterprise, based on a series of objective quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as the remuneration policy, the distribution of capital or the place of training and learning, etc.


NAUA

Organization: NAUA for Sustainable Development

Country: Jordan

“Naua”  in a platform that aims to promote a culture of giving by working as a trusted intermediary between individuals and companies that wish to donate or volunteer their time and between NGOs that wish to gather support for their projects.


PEOPLE LED INNOVATION

Organization: The Bertelsmann Foundation and The GovLab

Country: United States

The project “People Led Innovation” focus on the capacity of cities to address societal challenges such as climate change, terrorism and the future of work.

 


BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

Organization: Embassy of China in France
Country: China

"Belt and Road Initiave" is an initiative of cooperation launched in 2013 by President of China Xi Jinping with more than 100 countries and international organizations in order to develop the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the "21st-century Maritime Silk Road.


INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM ON KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY

Organization: UNESCO

The “International Platform on Knowledge Economy” is a knowledge transaction initiative that will make Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Action Plan an integral part of knowledge societies and knowledge economies across the world.


MM COMMUNITY

Organization: Commvest Asia

Country: China

The “MM community” is a platform that seeks to help local governments sourcing funds for specific projects via low-interest community loans from local citizens and international donations.


INCLUSIVE ASSURANCE

Organization: AXA

Country: France

AXA is taking its responsibility to aid economic development in emerging countries to the next level through innovation, new technologies, partnerships and multilateral cooperation.


IMPROVING WORKING CONDITIONS IN THE READY-MADE GARMENT SECTOR

Organization: International Labour Organization

“Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector” project aims to improve competitiveness in the garment and thereby providing the framework for continued economic growth and a conducive export climate.


GLOBAL DEAL FOR DECENT WORK AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

Organization: Ministry for Foreign Affairs Sweden

Country: Sweden

The “Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth” is a multi-stakeholder partnership with the objective of jointly addressing the challenges in the global labour market and enabling all people to benefit from globalisation.


EYE ON EARTH

Organization: Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

Country: UAE

“Eye on Earth” aims to enable policy makers and citizens to participate to peace and security through a greater awareness of the social, economic and environmental systems and their interdependencies.


EMBARK

Organization: Xynteo

Country: Turkey

“Embark” is a reverse mentoring service connecting young, talented refugees with business leaders to spotlight the potential of migrants.


ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN THE JENIN DISTRICT

Organization: Palestinian Consultative Staff for Developing NGOs (PCS)

Country: Palestinian Authority

The "Economic Recovery in Jenin District" project’s goal is to improve sustainable income prospects for inhabitants by establishing the "IDEA incubator" that supports the development of small and medium enterprises.


New Technologies

THE OPEN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM IN FRANCOPHONE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Organization: Agence française de développement

Country: France

PAGOF aims to build the capacities of countries engaged in this open government reform process (mainly Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia) and promote networking with countries wishing to get involved in it, by becoming a member of OGP. It supports the implementation of National Action Plans via technical assistance mechanisms targeting both administrations and civil society. This support targets all the reforms undertaken by these countries, which are all drivers for modernizing public policies.

 


COUNTERTERRORISM ONLINE

Organization: Facebook

Country: United States

“Counterterrorism Online” will introduce Facebook's counterterrorism efforts such as the development of internal company policies and the cooperation between artificial intelligence and human expertise.


AI & ETHICS

Organization: Facebook 

Country: United States

“AI and Ethics” will present the findings from a multidisciplinary research that explores issues related to algorithmic fairness and accountability, especially as they inform the ethical frameworks employed by governments and industry leaders.


3D PRINTED SATELLITES PROGRAM FOR TERRITORIAL AND WATER GOVERNANCE

Organization: Ankawa International

Country: Peru

The “3d Printed Satellites for Territorial & Water Governance Program" is a high-tech initiative aiming to develop 3D printed satellites in order to provide up-to-date information to developing countries on territorial and maritime governance.


OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

Organization : Open Government Partnership

The "Open Government Partnership" brings together government reformers and civil society leaders in nearly 80 countries to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable."


TRANSATLANTIC COMMISSION ON ELECTION INTEGRITY

Organization: Alliance of Democracies

Country: Denmark

The “Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity” aims to foster a bolder and more coordinated approach to tackle the challenge of election interference.


SERIOUSLY

Organization: Renaissance Numérique

Country: France

The project “Seriously” aims to tackle speech and incitement to hate over the internet through an online platform where users can use prevention tools inspired by the practice of people who circulate negative ideas online.


RENEUM

Organization: Sindicatum Blockchain Technologies

Country: Singapore

Significantly increase global investment flows into renewables by democratizing and digitizing renewable energy and other green certificates worldwide.


RESTORING TRUST AND INTEGRITY IN GLOBAL FINANCE

Organization: Starling Trust Sciences

Country: United States

“Restoring Trust and Integrity in Global Finance” aims at developing new mechanisms to measure and map misconduct risk and providing banks with predictive tools that allow them to address such risks proactively.


RANKING DIGITAL RIGHTS

Organization: New America

Country: United States

The "Ranking Digital Rights" project works with a global community of partners to set global standards for evaluating and benchmarking the world’s most powerful internet, mobile and telecommunications companies on their commitments and policies affecting users’ expression and privacy.


JIGSAW

Organization: Google

Country: France

Jigsaw builds technology to tackle some of the toughest global security challenges facing the world today such as thwarting online censorship, mitigating the threats from digital attacks, countering violent extremism and protecting people from online harassment.


INDICE DE RIESGOS DE CORRUPCION EN MEXICO

Organization: Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad A.C.

Country: Mexico

The “Corruption Risk Indicator” compares relevant international standards for public contracts and analyses Mexican regulation to create a benchmark rating on corruption.


ENABLING MULTISTAKEHOLDER COOPERATION IN CYBERSPACE

Organisation : Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Pays : France

This proposal addresses the tensions between the cross-border internet and national jurisdictions and aims at creating a sound foundation for digital economy reinforcing thus multistakeholder cooperation in Cyberspace.


GLOBAL CITIZEN'S DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF INTERNET

Organization: Missions Publiques

Country: Germany

The “Global Citizen's Debate” is a new governance framework based on coalition building, citizen participation and massive capacity building.


E-DIPLODOCUS

Organization: Emirates Diplomatic Academy

Country: UAE

”E-DiploDocus“ is aiming to be a multi-media database with in-depth studies of diplomatic cases worldwide created for students, academics, diplomats and IR enthusiasts. A case study will give pedagogical guidance on crucial moments in diplomatic history with the different perspectives of the various players.


DIGITAL PEACE PROJECT

Organization: Microsoft 

Country: United States

The purpose of the “Digital Peace Project” is to rally together stakeholders around the world to help lay the foundation of a safer digital world.


GLOBAL COMMISSION ON THE STABILITY OF CYBERSPACE

Organization: The Hague Center for Strategic Studies

Country: The Netherlands

The “Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace” aims to develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability as well as guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace.


GLOBAL INTERNET FORUM TO COUNTER TERRORISM

Organization: Google

Country: France

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism has the objective to substantially disrupt terrorists' ability to promote terrorism, disseminate violent extremist propaganda and exploit or glorify real-world acts of violence using our platforms.


GOOGLE DATA GOVERNANCE

Organization: Google

Country: France

Google Data Governance is a group of initiatives to improve the control of data by internet users.


DIGITAL DEMOCRACY CHARTER COUNTERING ONLINE DISCRIMINATION; OMIDYAR NETWORK

Organization:  Governance and Citizen Engagement Initiative - Omidyar Network

Country: United Kingdom

The purpose of the “Digital Democracy Charter” is to design a public policy response to steer technological development back towards serving the wellbeing of democratic society.


THE MOON VILLAGE

Organization: European Space Agency

“The Moon Village” consists in establishing a permanent presence on the surface of the moon able to accommodate several users for multiple uses.


Peace and Security

CIVILIAN HARM MITIGATION AS A GLOBAL STANDARD

Organizations: Foreign Policy Instrument (European Commission) and Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

Country: Switzerland

In order to effect change on a global scale, CIVIC aims to build an international consensus around a global standard of civilian protection in conflict through the systematic adoption and implementation of civilian harm mitigation tools, policies, and practices.


INTERFAITH DIALOGUE: PROMOTION OF RELIGIOUS AND CULTUREL UNDERSTANDING, HARMONY AND COOPERATION

Organisation : Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (DG DEVCO)

The EU also supports inter-cultural dialogue at the global level and enhance interreligious understanding through projects that value the contribution of civil society under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights.


Partnerships for addressing violent extremism and developing alternative narratives

Organization: Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (DG DEVCO)

This action will showcase EUs efforts supporting strategic communications responses as well as successful strategic communications campaigns, including working with the victims of terrorist violence and local political leaders.


THE EDUCATORS' CHALLENGE

Organization: Global Challenges Foundation

Country: Sweden

"The Educators' Challenge" is a competition which seeks innovative approaches to engage students and broader audiences in discussions on better frameworks of global collaboration.


DIALOGUE CIVIL EN PÉRIODE CRITIQUE

Organization: MGIMO University

Country: Russia

The Trianon Dialogue, launched by Présidents Macron and Poutine in May 2017, seeks to multipliate contacts between civil society actors in order to identify topics of cooperation and of future.


SUPPORT TO THE AFRICAN PEACE AND SECURITY ARCHITECTURE

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Country: Germany

The project cooperates with various international partners in the joint effort to support the African Union (AU), the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University (IPSS) and other related stakeholders in finding African solutions for peace and security on the continent.


YOUTH INITIATIVE IN SUPPORT OF PEACE AND DISARMAMENT

Organization: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

The "CTBTO Youth Group" will display interactive presentations, pitches as well as practical and scalable project proposals to build partnerships to promote a world free of nuclear testing.


1000 ABRAHAMIC CIRCLES

Organization: Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia

Country: Indonesia

“1000 Abrahamic Circles” aims to present an innovative interfaith-dialogue experience through in-depth circular exchanges of Islamic, Jewish and Christian religious leaders.


THE NEW SHAPE PROCESS

Organization: Global Challenges Foundation

Country: Sweden

“The New Shape Process” empowers the international community to collectively tackle global catastrophic risks through governance innovation and leadership.


TOWARDS THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS FROM THE EFFECTS OF ARMED CONFLICT: PROTECTION OF MEDICAL CARE

Organization: Geneva Call

Country: Switzerland

Rather than assisting civilians after they have become victims to conflit, the project will focus on preventing and intervening before civilians suffer the severe consequences of armed violence.


TRASFORMACIÓN DE LA ONU EN PARLAMENTO MUNDIAL PARA LA PAZ Y SECURIDAD EFECTIVA

Organization: Centro Mexicano de Responsabilidad Global

Country: Mexico

This project proposes a global strategy for the revision of the United Nations Charter to establish a World Parliament.


THE GLOBAL DIPLOMACY LAB

Organization: Global Diplomacy Lab

Country: Germany

“THE GLOBAL DIPLOMACY LAB” is a platform for exploring a new and more inclusive diplomacy which goes beyond traditional politics.


THE EXPRESSION AGENDA

Organization: ARTICLE 19

Country: United Kingdom

“The Expression Agenda” addresses pressing challenges faced by freedom of expression worldwide by empowering civil society and focusing on key areas such as civic space, media, digital, protection and transparency.


PEACEBUILDING THROUGH HEALTH

Organization : World Health Organization

The “Peacebuilding through Health” project intends to support vulnerable populations at each stage of the conflict management cycle and to design health services that contribute to sustaining peace.


PEACE VILLAGE

Organization: Peace Village

Country: Indonesia

The project “Peace Village” is designed to empower women in village by building resilient communities.


PROYECTO ALCATRAZ TRANSFORMANTO VIDAS

Organizaion: ONG Proyecto Alcatraz

Country: Venezuela

The “Alcatraz project” aims to provide a solution to the problem of security and inequality in Venezuela, through peace-building, intervention in conflict and modelling just and healthy relationships.


PEACE EDUCATION FOR INTRA & INTER-FAITH YOUTH

Organization: Peace Center Lahore

Country: Pakistan

“Peace Education for Intra & Inter-faith Youth” aims to foster Pakistan youth’s critical thinking about inter-faith dialogue and understanding of the religion-based challenges in their country.


INNOVATION IN CONFLICT PREVENTION

Organization: Igarapé Institute

Country: Brazil

The Innovation in Conflict Prevention project aims to identify how innovation takes place in conflict prevention practice in Africa.


INTERFAITH DIALOGUE ON VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Country: Germany

As opposed to top-down security interventions, the project “Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism” adopts a comprehensive soft power approach that focus on the root causes rather than on the symptoms of violent extremism.


LE TRAITE D'INTERDICTION SUR LES ARMES NUCLEAIRES - INSTRUMENTS DE PAIX !

Organisation : ICAN

“The Nuclear-weapons ban treaty” tends to inform on ressources for a world free of nuclear weapons in order to reinforce international security.


KUMEKUCHA: IT'S A NEW DAWN

Organization: Green String Network

Country: Kenya

The “Kumekucha” intervention is a community-led social healing program which addresses symptoms of trauma, guides through discussions about violent extremism, forgiveness and reconciliation and deconstructs entrenched cycles of violence at the family level while making clear links to the community and societal level.


LEVERAGING VISUAL AND STATISTICAL ARGUMENT TO COMBAT TORTURE

Organisation : World Justice Project

Country: Mexico

The aim of the project is to end the use of torture as an investigative tool and to motivate new effective torture prevention measures.


INTERNATIONAL GENDER CHAMPIONS

Organization: International Gender Champions

“International Gender Champions” is a leadership network of female and male decision makers from civil society, international organizations and member states committed to achieve gender equality in their and activities.


MISSING PERSONS PROJECT

Organisation : ICRC

“The Missing Persons project” aims to create a global community of practice on the missing in order to develop new standards and approaches to deal with the challenge of missing persons in the context of migration as well as of intractable conflicts.


JUST SECURITY 2020

Organisation : The Stimson Center

Pays : United States

“Just Security 2020” aims to advance the recommendations of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance by emphasizing the intersection of security and justice in global governance.


INFORMATION ET DEMOCRATIE

Organization: Reporters sans frontières

Country: France

Reporters sans frontières proposes to install a stand the Paris Peace Forum Village presenting its solutions and implementation in the promotion of liberty, pluralism and independence of journalism.


FACEBOOK'S INITIATIVES FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY

Organization: Facebook

Country: France

Following the 2016 US elections, Facebook aims at presenting a general overview of the constantly evolving efforts and initiatives to protect election security and civic engagement.


ESCUELAS DE PERDÓN Y RECONCILIACIÓN

Organization: Fundación para la Reconciliación

Country: Colombia

By using a psycho-social methodology, the schools for forgiveness and reconciliation aim to help the armed conflicts victims in overcoming the violence they encounter daily.


POPULARIZATION OF THE MANUAL ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL MECHANISM FOR ATROCITY PREVENTION

Organization: Uganda National Committee for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (UNCP-GMA)

Country: Uganda

The project “Popularization of the manual on the establishment of national mechanism for atrocity prevention” set up to produce a manual to provide best practices in establishment and management of National Mechanisms that strengthen atrocity prevention.


PROTECTDEFENDERS.EU

Organization: FIDDH - ProtectDefenders.eu

Country: Belgium

ProtectDefenders.eu is the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism, established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide.


2018 Selection Committee

MEMBERS

 

  • Trisha Shetty, President of the Selection Committee

  • Pascal Lamy, President of the Steering Committee

  • Justin Vaïsse, President of the Paris Peace Forum

  • Nora Müller, Representing of the Körber Foundation

  • Vanessa Scherrer, Representing of Sciences Po

EVALUATION CRITERIA

 

  • The motivation of the candidates

  • The quality of the project

  • The potential of the project

  • The interest of presenting the project at the Paris Peace Forum

  • Balanced geographic representation and diversity of the projects

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