UN Peacebuilding Fund’s Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2022
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) has announced the proposals for the Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative which 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 important and positive role young people play in peacebuilding.
Gender Promotion Initiative 2022 – This year the Gender Promotion Initiative is seeking proposals on:
Supporting women’s civil society organizations, groups and networks in strengthening their institutional capacity for sustainable contribution to peacebuilding
Youth Promotion Initiative 2022 – This year the Youth Promotion Initiative is seeking proposals on:
Fostering youth-inclusive political processes and promoting the political participation of diverse young people
Promoting safety, security, and protection of diverse young people
Responding to imminent threats to the peace process, support for the implementation of peace agreements and political dialogue
Security Sector Reform
Rule of Law
Disarmament, Demobilisation and
Political dialogue (around specific time-bound peace/political agreements)
Building and/or strengthening national capacities to promote coexistence and peaceful resolution of conflict
Supporting efforts to revitalise the economy and generate immediate peace dividends for the population at large
Equitable access to social services
Establishing or re-establishing essential administrative services and related human and technical capacities
Strengthening of essential national state capacity
Extension of state authority / local administration
Governance of peacebuilding resources
UN Country Teams: Grants from $800,000 to $2 million per project
Civil Society Organizations: Grants from $300,000 to $2 million per project.
The GYPI calls for proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as from UN agencies, funds and programms, in PBF eligible countries.
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, The Gambia (Only YPI), Guatemala (Only YPI), Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti (Only YPI), Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger (Only YPI), Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan.
Types of proposals
The GYPI welcomes proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds and programms (UN AFPs). All applicants interested in applying to the GPI and/or YPI are advised to reach out to the PBF Secretariat and/or RC Office in the project country for guidance on the GYPI process
Joint UN proposals: with up to three recipient UN organizations per project(to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG)
Joint UN-CSO proposals:with up to three recipient organizations per project, maximum two UN organizations and one CSO(to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG)
CSO proposals:can submit solo CSO proposals (submitted by the CSO independently) or joint UN-CSO proposals (submitted by the UNCT)
For CSO applicants
In order to be declared eligible, CSOs must be assessed as technically, financially and legally sound by the PBF and its fiduciary agent, the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office. CSOs need to meet all the criteria to be deemed eligible for this call. In the second stage, CSOs will also be assessed with respect to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. In previous rounds, the Fund has funded mostly international CSOs and some national CSOs. We urge all CSO applicants to check the eligibility criteria before applying.
CSO applicants must provide the following:
Proof of current valid formal registration as non-profit with a social mission for the duration of the proposed project in
the country where the headquarters is located and
the project country.NOTE: If registration is done on an annual basis in the country, the organization must have the current registration and obtain renewals for the duration of the project in order to receive subsequent funding tranches.
HACT micro-assessment score, if assessed in the project country since March 2021. In order to be eligible, the organisation will need to receive a low-risk score in a HACT micro-assessment. Low-risk scores from March 2021 and onwards will be accepted. If not yet assessed, PBF will commission assessments for organizations who make it to the second stage of the process and get invited to develop their concept notes into project proposals. The questionnaire such an assessment is based on can be found here for reference.
UN reference or donor reference, attesting to satisfactory financial and programmatic management of a grant in the last three years.
For more information, visit https://www.un.org/peacebuilding/content/gypi-en