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Peacebuilding Fund Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2017

Peacebuilding Fund Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2017

Deadline: July 7, 2017

Do you have innovative ideas to promote the empowerment of women or youth for peacebuilding? Then submit your proposal for the Peacebuilding Fund Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2017. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund’s (PBF) Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative #GYPI is an expression of the Fund’s commitment to inclusive peacebuilding. It supports the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognizes the role of young people as central to the relevance and effectiveness of PBF’s overall peacebuilding portfolio.

Through the initiative the PBF seeks to increase its impact and advance the implementation of the Secretary General’s Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding and Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, as well as Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.

Funding

UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes

  • The maximum total amount of proposals will be two per Gender Initiative per UN Country Team, and two per Youth Initiative per UN Country Team, thus a total of 4 per UN Country Team;
  • The maximum amount of funding awarded per project will be US$2 million. The minimum amount of funding per project will be US$800,000 for UN applicants;
  • UN Country Team members can submit joint proposals with up to 3 recipient UN organizations;
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations (PKOs) and Special Political Missions (SPMs) cannot be direct Recipient Organizations, but are encouraged to support GYPI projects as implementing partners of UN AFPs and CSOs.

CSOs

  • The maximum total amount of proposals will be two per Gender Initiative, and two per Youth Initiative, thus a total of 4 per CSO;
  • The maximum total amount of funding awarded per project will be US$2 million. The minimum amount of funding per project will be US$300,000;
  • CSOs organized in federations, confederations or umbrella organizations with independent international/national chapters will be considered as one organization for the purpose of this special call.

Eligibility

  • Open to UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and CSOs in countries declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2017: Burundi, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Chad, Yemen
  • For CSO applicants: In order to be declared eligible to receive PBF funds under GYPI 2017, CSOs must be assessed as technically, financially and legally sound by the PBF and its Agent and meet the following conditions (proof will be required at application stage 1):
  • Have previously received funding by the UN, the PBF, or any of the contributors to the PBF
  • Be registered as a non-profit, tax exempt organization (in both, the country where headquarter is located and in country of implementation)
  • Produce an annual report
  • Be able to provide audited financial statements of the last three years
  • Provide a letter from an external auditor
  • Have an annual budget a minimum of USD 300,000, and at least as much as the total budget of your project proposal
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in the country of proposal

Guidelines for Proposal

Your project should:

  • Support the achievement of the countries’ peacebuilding strategy and show how the planned interventions will influence social and political peacebuilding processes and contribute to Sustaining Peace
  • Must be based on a sound gender and/or youth sensitive conflict and risk analysis and associated mitigation strategies
  • Must be prepared by UN entities and CSOs together with local partners, such as national/local CSOs, in the programming countries
  • Must plan and budget sufficient resources for a final external evaluation
  • Must be completed within 18 months of the operational start-up date. There is no minimum duration
  • Applications can be submitted in English or French

Application Process

Sign up to apply for the GYPI 2017

For more information, visit GYPI 2017.

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