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About the Scale-up program

The Scale-up Program (SCUP) was launched in 2018 to provide year-long customized (non-financial) support towards the development of projects showcased at the Paris Peace Forum.

Each year, ten of the projects showcased at the event are selected for the Scale-up program (SCUP). This cohort is provided with customized, transformational support from the PPF for the following year.

The SCUP is an accelerator that mobilizes resources from within the PPF Secretariat and the world-class PPF community to help strengthen and grow these solutions and amplify their impact. It helps project leaders identify and approach new partners and funders, reach out to new actors and gain visibility, influence positive change in their ecosystem, and strengthen their organizational development.

Discover the projects selected to participate in the program since 2018 below.

The 2022-23 SCUP Projects

About the Scale-up mentors

Each year, a diverse pool of around 20 senior professionals from recognized public and private organizations provide personalized coaching, advice, connections and networking to project leaders.


SCUP mentors since 2018

• Paul ADAMSON, Chairman, Forum Europe

• Nicolas BAUQUET, Research Director, Institut Montaigne

• Romina BOARINI, Director of the OECD WISE Centre, OECD

• Gwang-Chol CHANG, Chief of Education Policy Section, UNESCO

• Javier CIURLIZZA, Regional Director for the Andean Region, Ford Foundation

• Sana DE COURCELLES, Counsellor on Health Matters, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva

• Koen DOENS, Director General, European Commission – INTPA

• Félix FERNÁNDEZ-SHAW, Director for International Cooperation and Development Policy, DG DEVCO

• Paula GAVIRIA, Executive Director, Compaz Foundation

• Stefania GIANNINI, Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO

• Mark GRAYHead of Political Strategy & Communication team, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission 

• Jean-Marie GUÉHENNO, Senior Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

• Martha GUTIERREZ, Director of Division – Global Policy, Governance, Cities, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

• Fabienne HARA, Deputy Director General, Paris Peace Forum

• Hilde HARDEMAN, Director General, European Commission – Publications Office of the European Union

• Andrew HUDSON, Head of Water and Ocean Governance Programme, UNDP

• Marion JANSEN, Director, Market Development, OECD

• Michel JARRAUD, Secretary General Emeritus, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  

• Lamia KAMAL-CHAOUI, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

• Anousheh KARVAR, Representative of France to the ILO Governing Body and to G7-G20 Labour & Employment 

• Christin KNÜPFER, Program Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung

• Alexis LAFFITTAN, Partnerships Development Specialist, UNDP

• Hans Peter LANKES, Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics – Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

• Olivier LAVINAL, Program Manager of the Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF), World Bank Group

• Kathrin LORENZ, Director of the Division Governance & Conflict, GIZ

• Jonathan MAHER, Deputy Delegate International Affairs, L’Oréal

• Stefano MANSERVISIFormer Director General (DG DEVCO) | Advisor to the President, Paris Peace Forum

• Julie MC CARTHY, Former Co-Director, Economic Justice Program and Soros Economic Development Fund, OSF

• Marc MOSSÉ, Senior Director EU Government Affairs, Microsoft

• Paulina MURPHY, Engagement Director, World Benchmarking Alliance 

• Hélène N’GARNIM GANGA, Head of Department, AFD

• Dhamari NAIDOO, Public Health Laboratory Scientist, World Health Organisation Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO) 

• Delphine O, Ambassador-at-large and Secretary General for the Generation Equality Forum (Beijing+25) 

• Lucy PARKER, Senior Partner, Brunswick

• Xavier PAVARD, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission

• Geneviève PONS, CEO and Vice Chair, Europe Jacques Delors

• Joe POWELL, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, OGP

• Meredith PRESTON MCGHIE, Secretary General, Global Centre for Pluralism

• Gabriela RAMOS, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

• Olivier RAY, Director for mobilization, movement and partnerships, ICRC

• Matt REED, CEO and global Director of Institutional Partnerships, AKDN

• Noëlla RICHARD, Youth Global Programme Manager, UNDP

• Magda ROBALO, Global Managing Director, Women in Global Health 

• Andreas SCHLEICHER, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

• Trisha SHETTY, Founder, SheSays

• Katie SIERKS, Carbon Removal Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

• Antoine SIRE, Head of Company Engagement, BNP Paribas

• Alexandre STUTZMANN, Director for parliamentary relations with the United Nations, European Union Delegation to the United Nations 

• Daphné YONG d’HERVE, Director of Peace and Prosperity, Knowledge Solutions, at the International Chamber of Commerce 

• Igor YURGENS, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR)


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