Announcing the 2020 Scale-up Projects

Advancing governance initiatives

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. Within the dedicated Space for Solutions, these projects exchanged with public and private stakeholders and presented their concrete answers to international challenges.

At the end of the Forum, ten projects were chosen by a jury to benefit from dedicated and customized support for a full year. This support covers the areas most likely to help these projects grow and become sustainable, from introducing them to international partners, sourcing funding, raising their visibility, contributing to their advocacy efforts and supporting the implementation of the respective projects.

 “Our objective is to advance local solutions to enable them to scale up. Each in their own field, the ten projects we are going to support contribute to shaping new solutions to the major challenges of our time.”

Trisha Shetty, President of the Paris Peace Forum’s Steering Committee
The 10 Scale-up projects of 2020 were announced during the Closing Ceremony of the Forum on the 13 November 2020.

The members of the 2020 Scale-up jury:

  • Edna Jaime Trevino, Founder and Director at México Evalúa
  • Kathrin Lorenz, Head of the Governance and Conflict Department, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Stefano Manservisi: Former Director General (DG DEVCO) and Special Advisor to the President of the Paris Peace Forum
  • Alexandre Stutzmann: Senior Advisor and Team Leader for social, human rights, humanitarian and cultural issues, Office of the President of the United Nations Assembly
  • Justin Vaïsse, Director General of the Paris Peace Forum
  • Yenny Wahid, Director of the Wahid Institute

Discover the 10 projects of the third edition

AI FOR CLIMATE

This project led by the organization C Minds is a global initiative that works for the conservations and regeneration of ecosystems by harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and multi-stakeholder collaborations.

EUROPEAN RESPONSE TO ELECTORAL CYCLE SUPPORT IN ETHIOPIA (EURECS-ETHIOPIA)

This project led by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) aims to support the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia and the local network of CSOs to reinforce one another’s goals targeting an effective electoral management together with the prevention and mitigation of electoral conflicts.

WEAVING THE RECOVERY – INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN TOURISM

This project led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is driven by the conviction that empowering Indigenous women from Guatemala, Peru, and Mexico through tourism and culture, with a particular focus on textiles, will considerably support their recovery after Covid-19.

PEOPLE FOR NATURE

This project implemented by WWF-Russia and supported by the EU Delegation to Russia aims to enable independent local NGOs and activists to contribute to environmental protection by providing free online tools, training and grant programs for local NGOs.

JUSTICE FOR ALL: EMERGENCY COVID PRISON RELIEF

This project led by the Perfector of Sentiments (POS) Foundation aims to provide access to justice for Pre-trial Detainees/Remand Prisoners in efforts to de-congest the overcrowded prison facilities and to prevent the spread of the pandemic in Ghana’s prisons.

SWOOP AERO

This project led by Swoop Aero operates a multi-drone aeromedical logistics network to assist and support the Malawian Ministry of Health achieve national health targets for the residing 750,000 citizens in the Southern district of Chikwawa and Nsanje.

SAFE TRADE FACILITY

This project led by TradeMark East Africa focuses on the post-Covid recovery phase, aiming to expand to the African Continent by mainstreaming safe trade across the continent to bouncing back better post Covid-19.

INCLUSION DES TALIBES AU MALI ET AU SENEGAL

This project led by Secours Islamique France aims to address a deficit in educational governance and respond to a societal inclusion issue by producing a replicable strategy for the Sahel.

BAROMETRE DU PLURALISME CULTUREL ET RELIGIEUX

This project led by Observatoire Pharos aims to measure the intensity of identity tensions within a society, and its ability to absorb shocks between different sets of values to preserve the common good.

#CORONAVIRUSFACTS ALLIANCE

This project led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is an alliance which unites 99 fact-checking organizations from all over the world in publishing, sharing and translating facts surrounding the novel coronavirus.

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