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NOFO: Strengthening Women-Mediated Peace Processes in Tillaberi Region (Niger)

NOFO: Strengthening Women-Mediated Peace Processes in Tillaberi Region (Niger)

Deadline: 03-Jun-2024

The U.S. Embassy Niamey of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to increase women’s participation as mediators in community peace processes in Tillaberi Region.

Prospective projects should respond to the following goal:
  • Women leaders will increase their participation in northern Tillaberi Region peace processes as mediators and institutionalize their leadership in partnership with national and local authorities by 2026.
  • Prospective projects should reflect a strong strategic vision with clearly defined procedures for overcoming gender inclusion barriers in northern Tillaberi peace processes. Prospective projects should build on previous women peacebuilding interventions in northern Tillaberi and work with local women leaders who have been already trained on mediation skills and conflict resolution. Applicants are strongly encouraged against holding new trainings for local women leaders and are instead advised to work with local women leaders who have previously received mediation training. Applicants are advised to focus on strategic activities that advance women’s integration into local peace process mediation.
Funding Information
  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $ 100,000
  • Award Ceiling: $100,000
  • Award Floor: $100,000
 Activities
  • Possible project activities include:
    • Rapid gender inclusion assessment of northern Tillaberi Region peace processes
    • Gender inclusion strategy development for northern Tillaberi Region peace processes
    • Advocacy meetings to implement a peace process gender inclusion strategy
    • Gender-inclusive peace monitoring
    • Public gender inclusion sensitization activities
Participants and Audiences
  • The successful applicant will work with women leaders in northern Tillaberi Region who have been trained by previous peacebuilding and gender inclusion programs to co-design and implement gender inclusion activities. The successful applicant will build on pre-existing relationships with local and national Nigerien authorities, community leaders, and women’s leaders in northern Tillaberi Region to manage a broad coalition of partners critical to successful gender inclusion.
Priority Region
  • Tillaberi Region
Eligibility Criteria
  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations, are eligible to apply.
  • Priority will be given to Nigerien not-for-profit organizations, especially those led by women and based in Diffa Region.

For more information, visit Grants.gov.

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