Updated Jun 05, 2018CLOSED

PBF Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative #GYPI

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

Do you have innovative ideas to promote the empowerment of women or youth for peacebuilding?
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CLOSEDJun 17, 2018Deadline
$300,000 - $1,500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
CountryGuinea, Guatemala, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Colombia, Chad, Burundi, 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 AreasPeace and Resilience (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Gender Promotion Initiative
Strengthen the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment within existing prevention and peacebuilding initiatives;
Support innovative projects, focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment with the potential for catalytic effect and peacebuilding outcomes;
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 peacebuilding projects; and
Maintain and improve performance against the Secretary-General’s target of allocating a minimum of fifteen per cent of all peacebuilding funding to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Youth Promotion Initiative
Strengthen the participation of young women and young men within existing prevention and peacebuilding initiatives;
Support innovative projects, focused on youth empowerment and participation, that have the potential for catalytic effects and peacebuilding outcomes;
Enhance support to youth civil society organizations, and facilitate their partnership with international CSOs, Government and UN entities active in their country;
Contribute to collective operational learning on youth-inclusive programming.
Support the implementation of Security Council resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

Have a current valid registration as a 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).

Milestones Reached

Years in Operation3REQUIRED

Other Requirements

Financial StatementsProvide audited financial statements of the last two years, including the auditor opinion letter. The financial statements should include the legal organisation that will sign the agreement (and oversee the country of implementation, if applicable) as well as the activities of the country of implementation. (NOTE: If these are not available for the country of proposed project implementation, the CSO will also need to provide the latest two audit reports for a programme or project-based audit in country.) The letter from the auditor should also state whether the auditor firm is designated as a nationally qualified audit firm.REQUIRED
Reporting RequirementsProvide an annual report that includes the proposed country for the grant.
OtherHave previously received funding from the PBF, UN, or any of the contributors to the PBF in the country of project implementation.REQUIRED

Application Directions

PBF will only be accepting proposals submitted through the online format. Please submit online applications here

Application And Awards Process

Applicants should register and submit their online application(s) via the following website: www.pbfgypi.org (see Annex 1: Guidance on online application procedure). A Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) composed of PBSO and external experts 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 Resident Coordinator’s Office and the PBF Joint Steering Committee.


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