2020 Selected Projects

Discover the projects showcased
at the Paris Peace Forum 2020

The Paris Peace Forum continues to demonstrate that in a deteriorated international environment it is still possible to advance governance solutions, scale-up projects and launch new initiatives in peace & security, development, environment, new technologies, inclusive economy, or culture & education.

The Call for Projects launched in March 2020 received more than 850 applications - a record since the creation of the Forum - from all types of actors: NGOs, companies, international organizations, states, local authorities... This is a sign that, despite the pandemic, there remains an astounding reservoir of international cooperation and a willingness to respond to the crisis collectively.

Of the 100 Selected Projects, 46 focus on immediate responses to the health, social and economic crisis, particularly concentrating on the three priorities of this year's Forum: the governance of health, the use and regulation of digital tools and platforms to respond to the crisis, and the support of civil society and economic activity in times of pandemics.

Other selected initiatives provide answers to many challenges that did not disappear with the Coronavirus or, on the contrary, have increased: reconciling development finance with climate efforts, protecting the oceans, improving access to clean water, making outer space safe and sustainable, regulation the use of data and AI, enhancing the governance of education and ensuring gender equality.

The Selection Committee evaluated all applications and made its choice based on the quality of the projects as well as a geographical balance. Discover the projects showcased at the third edition of the Forum on 11-13 November 2020. Projects are indicated in their countries and geographic areas of implementation.

Throughout the annual event, each project had the opportunity to pitch their initiative before an audience of diverse actors. Revisit each of the project leader pitches on our Youtube channel.

Selected projects

Geographic area

2018 Selection Committee



  • Haifa Dia AL-ATTIA, Vice President and CEO of Luminus Education and Luminus Plus

  • Yves ARNOLDY, Head of the Regional Delegation at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Nicolas BAUQUET, Research Director at the Institut Montaigne

  • Edna JAIME, Founder and Director of México Evalúa

  • Trisha SHETTY, Founder of NGO SheSays

  • Justin VAISSE, Director General of the Paris Peace Forum



  • The political relevance of the challenge tackled

  • The innovative character of the solution or tool submitted

  • The diversity and number of the stakeholders involved

  • The stage of development

  • The feasibility

  • The scope of the impact

  • The potential for development, expansions, or replication

  • The capacity to serve the common interest

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