Updated Mar 16, 2021CLOSED

Call for Proposal (CFP) (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs)-UNWOMEN

Offered by UN Women

According to UNESCO, Liberia has an adult literacy rate of 48.3%. While the male literacy rate is 62.7%, for females it is 34.09%, showing a big gap between the sexes. In contrast with other neighbouring states Liberia has a low literacy rate.1 74% of all female workers in Liberia are informal laborers, facing challenges such as a lack of access to credit and banking services, limited financial literacy and business training, and few social protections or childcare options. The government is prioritizing the development of policies to protect female informal workers as well as enable their transition to the formal economy.

The key outcomes and outputs under the project include:
Outcome 1: Rural women smallholder farmers have enhanced leadership and participation intheir communities, households, organizations, and associations.
Outcome 2: Women smallholder farmers have increased income to secure their livelihoods andcreate wealth
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CLOSEDApr 09, 2021Deadline
$175,000 - $200,000Amount
12 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasGender Equity (Gender)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Leadership Development (Economic Growth and Trade)
Proponents must meet all mandatory requirements/pre-qualification criteria as set out in Annex B-1. See point 4below for further explanation. Proponents will receive a pass/fail rating on this section. To be considered,proponents must meet all the mandatory criteria described in Annex B-1. UN-WOMEN reserve the right to verifyany information contained in proponent’s response or to request additional information after the proposal isreceived. Incomplete or inadequate responses, lack of response or misrepresentation in responding to anyquestions will result in disqualification.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries
The project will target at least 700 women beneficiaries between the ages 21 – 55 from Lofa,Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa, and Margibi Counties. These women will gain memberships tocooperatives and Village Savings and Loan Associations at the end of the project.

Application Directions

All proposals should be sent by email to the following secure email address:liberia.procurement@unwomen.org


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