Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2020

first_img Pocket Deadline: 1 June 2020Open to: civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds and programms (UN AFPs) from countries that are currently formally declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2020Benefits: USD 300,000 to USD 1,5 million per projectDescriptionThe 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 peace building. It supports the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognizes the important and positive role young people play in peace building.Through the initiative the PBF seeks to increase its peace building impact and advance the implementation of the Secretary General’s Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender-Responsive Peace building, Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and others on Women, Peace and Security, and Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.The aims for the Gender and Youth Promotion Initiatives are to: LinkedIn 0 Tweet Youth Promotion Initiative:Support innovative projects, focused on youth empowerment and participation with the potential for catalytic effects and peace building outcomes;Strengthen the participation of young women and men within existing prevention and peace building initiatives;Enhance support to youth civil society organizations and facilitate their partnership with international CSOs, Governments and UN entities active in their country;Contribute to collective operational learning on youth-inclusive programming; andSupport the implementation of Security Council resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.This year’s GYPI will focus on two specific thematic areas:1.     Women and youth leadership: Supporting women and youth leadership, representation and participation in peace building processes and implementation of peace agreements.2.     Protection of women and youth peace builders: Promoting human rights and protection of women and youth peace builders and human rights defenders.In addition, preference will be given to:Joint UN-CSO projects, projects implemented by national CSOs and projects that demonstrate strong partnerships with women- and youth-led organizations.Projects that specifically target lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth. May 13, 2020 Published by Bojana Gender Promotion Initiative:Support innovative projects, focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment with the potential for catalytic effects and peace building outcomes;Strengthen the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment within existing prevention and peace building initiatives;Contribute to collective operational learning on gender-responsive programming;Accelerate implementation of the Secretary-General Seven-Point Action Plan and its commitment to increase funding of gender-responsive peace building projects; andMaintain and improve performance against the Secretary-General’s target of allocating a minimum of fifteen per cent of all peace building funding to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2020 Share 0 +1 EligibilityThe call for proposals is open in countries that are currently formally declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2020:Burkina FasoBurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicChadColombiaCôte d’IvoireDemocratic Republic of the CongoEl SalvadorGuineaGuinea BissauHaitiHondurasLiberiaMadagascarMaliMauritaniaSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSri LankaSudanThe GambiaThe GYPI welcomes proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds and programms (UN AFPs). All applicants interested in applying to the GYPI are advised to reach out to the PBF Secretariat in the project country for guidance. In 2020, the GYPI accepts three types of project proposals:Joint UN proposals: with up to three UN entities as direct fund recipients (to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG)Joint UN-CSO proposals: with up to two UN entities and one CSO as direct fund recipients (to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG)CSO proposals: with one CSO as direct fund recipient (to be submitted by the CSO independently)BenefitsUN COUNTRY TEAMS: Grants from USD 800,000 to USD 1,5 million per projectCIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS: Grants from USD 300,000 to USD 1,5 million per projectHow to Apply.Applicants must register at www.pbfgypi.org before starting the online application process. For joint UN projects, the convening UN entity should register and submit on behalf of project partners after having received the endorsement of the RC/SRSG/DSRSG. For joint UN-CSO projects, the convening UN entity should also register and submit on behalf of project partners after having received the endorsement of the RC/SRSG/DSRSG. For CSO projects, the direct CSO recipient must register and submit the application independently.UN applicants: must upload a cover letter with the endorsement of the submission by the RC/SRSG/DSRSG addressed to the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.CSO applicants: must upload:Cover letter by the Head of Organization addressed to the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.All eligibility documents as described on page 5 (including proof of previous funding, formal registration, proof of tax exemption, audited financial statements and annual report, etc).For more information, please visit the official web page. 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