Updated Apr 26, 2019CLOSED

PBF Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative

Offered by United Nations as part of Peacebuilding Fund Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund’s (PBF) Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative #GYPI 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.
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CLOSEDMay 20, 2019Deadline
$300,000 - $1,500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development, Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented In:
CountryGuinea, Guatemala, Gambia, The, El Salvador, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Colombia, Chad, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, Niger, Mali, Liberia, Kyrgyzstan, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Myanmar and Yemen
Focus AreasGender
This year’s call for the GYPI solicits proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN Agencies, Funds and Programms (UN AFPs).

In order to be declared eligible to receive PBF funds under GYPI 2019, CSOs must be assessed as technically, financially and legally sound by the PBF and its Agent and meet ALL the following conditions (proof will be required at application stage 1):

Have current valid formal registration as non-profit, tax exempt organization with a social based mission in both the country where the headquarters is located and in the country of project implementation, for the duration of the proposed grant. (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).

Have previously received funding from the PBF, UN, or any of the contributors to the PBF in the country of project implementation.

Provide latest annual report that includes the activities in the country of proposed project implementation.

Provide audited financial statements of the last two years (2018 and 2017), including: 1) The legal organization that will sign the agreement (and oversee the country of project implementation, if applicable); 2) The signed auditor opinion letter. The letter from the auditor should also state whether the auditor firm is designated as a nationally qualified audit firm; and 3) The activities and budget of the country of project implementation. (NOTE: If the audited financial statements do not clearly include the activities and budget of the country of projectimplementation, please provide the latest two audit reports for a programme or project-based audits in the country of project implementation from the last two years).

Demonstrate an annual CSO budget in the country of proposed project implementation in the last two years that is at least twice the annualized budget sought from PBF. (NOTE: Annualized PBF project budget is calculated by dividing the PBF project budget by the number of project duration months and multiplying by 12).

Demonstrate an annual budget in the country of proposed project implementation in the last two years of at least $400,000 per year (to request the smallest available grant, which is $300,000).

Demonstrate at least 3 years of experience in the country where grant is sought.

Provide an explanation of the CSO’s legal structure, including the specific legal entity which will enter into the legal agreement with the MPTFO for the PBF grant.

Application Directions

Applicants should register and submit their online application electronically. A Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) composed will review the applications against the outlined criteria and invite selected ‘conditionally approved’ submissions to be developed into full proposals. Furthermore, PBSO will seek feedback on selected applications from the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and the PBF Joint Steering Committee.

Please note that applications for GYPI from both UN AFPs and CSOs can be submitted only through the online system. Proposals submitted by e-mail, regular post or any other channel will not be considered.
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