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Paris Peace Forum


IDMC was one of only 121 organisations worldwide selected to showcase our work providing innovative solutions to global issues at the Paris Peace Forum 11-13 November 2018.

Hosted by President Macron, and attended by over 60 Heads of State and Government, the Paris Peace Forum is an annual platform for global governance projects. This year’s inaugural event commemorated 100 years since the end of World War 1.

Each year, the Peace Forum aims to convene up to 20,000 representatives across politics, economics, academic, media and civil society to advance governance projects in the fields of peace and security, environment, development, new technologies and inclusive economy.

IDMC presented our disaster displacement risk model which enables public actors to anticipate, prevent and build resilience towards displacement associated with natural hazards. IDMC presented the project in the Space for Solutions in front of high level personalities, global governance stakeholders and media, making it a great networking opportunity. Find out more about how the model works and explore the likelihood of future displacement around the world here


See a selection of photos below.

Photos Paris Peace Forum




Clockwise from top left: Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany inaugurate the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum; IDMC Director Alexandra Bilak discussing internal displacement and the sustainable development goals with world renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs; Alexandra meeting other organisations showcasing their projects; Alexandra discussing the possibility of a High Level Panel on IDPs with Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General; Alexandra introducing IDMC to Macky Sall, President of Senegal; Alexandra discussing IDMC's new Advisory Group with Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa; Alexandra talking to Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.