Upcoming Program


Peace is key to ensuring Asia's sustained development and prosperity as the world's most populous region grows in global geopolitical and economic importance. But despite the region’s rich experience in mediating peace and reconciliation, the learning exchange between regional, local and community-driven initiatives has so far been low.

Launching in 2020, the Asia Peace Innovators Forum aims to shape long-term peace, stability, and regional cooperation in Asia by building a network of mid-career professionals working in different sectors and countries to exchange knowledge, community-driven approaches, and best practices.

Please note that the application deadline for the Asia Peace Innovators Forum was the October 31. Due to the large number of applications we have received, we will not be able to reply to every applicant. We will inform successful applicants by December 2019.


  • Each of the two 2020 programs will bring together the a cohort of 30 Peace Innovators for a four-day workshop held at Schloss Leopoldskron, home of Salzburg Global Seminar. A third workshop will be held in 2021.
  • Participants in the Forum (Fellows) will exchange experience and innovation relevant to geopolitics, historical legacies, demographics and migration, climate change, and natural resource management.
  • Fellows will devise plans to seed new projects to advance peace and mitigate conflicts in the countries in which they work.
  • Knowledge and best practices will be further disseminated through social media, journalistic articles in local, regional and global media, and reports.
  • An online platform will keep Fellows across all three cohorts connected;
  • The 60 most promising and most actively engaged Fellows from the three cohorts will be selected to take part in one of two further programs to be held in Asia. These programs will consist of both practical workshops and, where feasible, field visits to pilots projects being led by Fellows.