Late last month, NatCap was one of 120 projects selected from a pool of about 900 candidates to be featured at the Paris Peace Forum.
The forum marked 100 years since the end of World War I and was designed to showcase solutions to global problems and pathways to peace.
Heads of state, fresh from the morning’s rainy public ceremonies marking the century since armistice, attended the first afternoon of the forum. Among them were Emanuel Macron, Angel Merkel, Vladimir Putin, and Justin Trudeau. (We were pleased to discover that a video about the event
features these global leaders and our very own Perrine Hamel).
Where the action really was, however, was on the floor of the Grande Halle De La Villlette throughout the 3 days of the forum. There, the 120 projects each had a stand with a poster, other outreach materials, and an opportunity to engage with the international crowd to discuss how their work addressed critical global problems. We saw an extraordinary breadth of “solutions”—from nuclear disarmament to a moon village and from programs reuniting missing persons to those promoting interfaith dialogues.