Peace Innovation Challenge

September 21, 2021

                                   DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31 2021

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Deadline: October 31 2021

The UNDP Prevention of Violent Extremism-Youth Empowerment and Strengthening Project (PVE-YES) in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Accelerator Lab, is pleased to launch the Peace Innovation Challenge 2021!

We are looking for groups of individuals, youth-led organisations, youth-focused organisations and women’s groups that are passionate about creating peace in their communities. If this describes you or your organisation, you are invited to apply to our Peace Innovation Challenge!

The aim of the challenge is to build peace in communities through the innovative use of music, creative arts, theatre, sports and physical activity, mentorship, psychosocial development, peacebuilding training, agriculture, and other areas.

The project can utilize digital and/or non-digital tools, techniques and platforms to promote, design and implement peacebuilding within communities.

Some ideas for projects can include prevention of violent extremism, radicalization, addressing hate-speech, community strengthening and empowerment, youth empowerment, training and support, media campaigns, peaceful and nonviolent alternatives to gangs. All other ideas for peacebuilding are also welcome!

Short-listed projects will receive training to prepare full proposals, training in peace-building tools and guidance to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges!

Note: A group of individuals should contain at least three persons with at least one person between the ages of 16 and 24.


  • The Peace Innovation Challenge encourages young people to develop and share their ideas on ways to promote peace within communities in Trinidad and Tobago.  A community can refer to a school, neighborhood, etc.
  • Through this Challenge, we want to stimulate innovative, creative, and concrete projects to build peaceful communities.

Joint submissions from youth and women’s groups are encouraged.

Winners will receive a maximum of $50,000 TT to implement their projects.

To apply, complete the online Project Concept Form here:

To request a written Project Concept Form, e-mail: