Scaling up projects
The Paris Peace Forum serves to advance the most promising governance projects.
It scales up global governance projects to demonstrate that it is still possible to improve the collective response to global challenges in a deteriorated international environment.
10 projects are selected among 100+ showcased at the annual event to benefit from a one-year support.
These projects present the highest potential of development while tackling crucial global governance issues at the same time.
These projects are selected by a jury composed of members of both the Scale-up Committee and the Selection Committee applying the following criteria: Quality of the project; importance and relevance of the project to current global governance issues; feasibility of the project or its potential for progress; level of actual support as well as diversity of origin and of organization.
All year round, these projects benefit from customized support for their advocacy, communication or organizational development activities. The results will be assessed during the next edition.
This support is implemented by a Scale-up Committee composed of experienced and influential personalities in their field of activity.
2019, 2020, and 2021 Scale-up Projects
Projects selected to receive one year
of support in 2021
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
LATIN & CENTRAL AMERICA
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.
EASTERN EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA
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.
SUB SAHARAN AFRICA
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.
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.
Pour l'Inclusion des Talibés au Mali et au Sénégal
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.
Baromètre 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.
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.
Projects selected to receive one year
of support in 2020
Festival à Sahel
The project Festival à Sahel Ouvert aims to use culture to foster economic development in Mboumba. It creates a festival around theatre, music, dance, and cinema to enhance the appropriation of the cultural heritage of the population and the associated economic opportunities.
The goal of the High Seas Alliance is to support an effective framework that allows for the successful management and conservation of biodiversity in the high seas. This would have benefits, not just for livelihoods and species in the high seas, but for citizens and ecosystems around the world, while also demonstrating that multilateralism and the rule of law can still work for the greater good.
The project targets national policy makers, key civil society organizations, and journalists to significantly and sustainably strengthen the capacity for improved drug laws in West Africa and beyond. Given significant similarities, a replication for Eastern and Southern Africa where countries are affected by a heroin trafficking route is planned.
After identifying some of the fundamental challenges to current peace processes, there is a need to re-think the way these processes are conceived and structured. This project aims to commence a global participatory process that will establish a new normative framework with standards to guide inclusive and effective peace processes.
Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies
The Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies (RRM) is a multi-stakeholder project in the making, aimed at providing more, better, and faster academic opportunities for students who are either in vulnerable situations or face humanitarian emergencies created by conflicts and natural disasters.
SADA Women’s Cooperative aims to strengthen the resilience of refugee and local women. Powered by Turkish, Syrian and Afghan women, the cooperative is an inclusive business initiative, providing a collective income generation mechanism for refugee and Turkish women. Based in a Turkish city on the Syrian border, the cooperative fosters social cohesion through its inclusive and democratic business model, run by refugee and Turkish women in a democratic manner.
LATIN AND CENTRAL AMERICA
The Sustainable Cities Program was created in 2011 spurred by the initiative of organized civil society. The aim is to contribute to the sustainability of Brazilian cities and to improve the quality of life and the well-being of the population in general. The main focus is to assist public managers with urban planning tools and methodologies to adopt a systemic and integrated approach of territory.
The Abidjan Principles on the Right to Education
The Abidjan Principles project compiles and interprets existing human rights law and standards in order to provide guidance on how to put them into practice, in the context of the rapid expansion of private sector involvement in education.
Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative
Launched in 2013, the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) aims to position the Graduation approach as a key driver to end poverty in all its forms. The UPGI team provides technical expertise to governments and other NGOs to enable adoption of quality Graduation programs, and advocates for a global shift in priority toward the ultra-poor in policy-making arenas.
The Youth Assemblies is a youth initiative from Mombasa, Kenya. It engages youth who felt excluded from society and that their voices were not heard. The project raises their voice and helps them take their place in society, thereby building and encouraging a culture of democracy and helping to hold the government and stakeholders accountable to the youth population.
Projects selected to receive one year
of support in 2019
The Pew Charitable Trusts,
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
The project is 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 seven million square kilometers of Antarctic waters by 2020.
Youth Cooperation Hub
AFRICA AND EUROPE
The AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub is a platform where African & European Youth think and act together. Launched in October 2018, the Hub is about turning some of those ideas into reality, piloting them on a small scale but with maximum impact, visibility and result-evidence.
Climate Resilient Zero-Budget Natural Farming
of Andhra Pradesh
Climate Resilient Zero-Budget Natural Farming in Andhra Pradesh (ZBNF) enables farmers to improve soil fertility, reduce costs and risks drastically, reduce irrigation requirement, and increase yields on a large scale while preserving the quality of the production.
Digital Democracy Charter aims to design a public policy response to steer technological development back towards serving the wellbeing of democratic societies.
The project 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 activities.
It's a New Dawn
This community-led social healing program addresses symptoms of trauma, guides discussions on violent extremism, forgiveness and reconciliation, and deconstructs entrenched cycles of violence at community and societal levels.
Label européen sur le
partage de la valeur
The project proposes the establishment of a European indicator to give the possibility to the citizen-consumer to make their purchase decisions based on the suppliers and the brands that participate to a project for a more inclusive and fair society.
Leveraging Visual and Statistical Argument to Combat Torture
MEXICO AND EUROPE
The project aims to end the use of torture as an investigative tool and to motivate new eﬀective torture prevention measures.
With a community of international partners, this project works to establish common 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.
The World Benchmarking Alliance
By supporting the private sector in its role to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the World Benchmarking Alliance helps companies moving from aspiration to achievement.
for Education, UNESCO
Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
World Bank Group
Sana DE COURCELLES
Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva
Conflict Department, GIZ
International and Development at the
European Commission (DG DEVCO)
Service for Foreign Policy Instrument (FPI), European Commission
Paris Peace Forum
Economic Justice Program,
Open Society Foundations
World Benchmarking Alliance
Institut Jacques Delors
Open Government Partnership
El Ghassim WANE
Chief Advisor of the Chairperson, African Union (AU) Commission
human rights, humanitarian and cultural issues,
Office of the President of the
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)