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Gearing up for the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum

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The second edition of the Paris Peace Forum (PPF) will take place from 11-13 November 2019 in Paris. Heads of state and government, representatives from international organisations, and actors from all sectors of civil society will gather once again at the la Grande Halle de la Villette to advance emerging solutions to global challenges.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an official founding member of the Paris Peace Forum. Started in 2018 by President Emmanuel Macron, the PPF aims to shape new answers to the current crisis of global leadership and governance, by bringing back people’s voices to the debate.

The Forum will explore bottom-up, civil society driven solutions in six key governance areas: peace and security, development, inclusive economy, environment, new technologies, and the newly added area of culture and education.

Pascal Lamy, MIF Board member and former General Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO), was elected the President of the Paris Peace Forum in February this year.

2019 Call for projects is open

120 governance projects will be selected to be showcased simultaneously at the Forum. Project leaders from all over the world will present their ideas on how to address some of the greatest governance challenges of our time.

We encourage African project leaders to apply for the 2019 call for projects. If you have a concrete project with an innovative solution to tackle a global challenge, take advantage of this unique opportunity to raise awareness of African governance solutions in front of a global audience.

Project applications can be submitted until 24 May 2019 at:

You can also participate in discussions on Twitter via the hashtags #SolutionsForPeace, #ParisPeaceForum and by following @ParisPeaceForum.