United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund calls application for United Nations Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2020.
The 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 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.
This year’s GYPI will focus on two specific thematic areas:
- Women and youth leadership: Supporting women and youth leadership, representation, and participation in peacebuilding processes and implementation of peace agreements.
- Protection of women and youth peacebuilders: Promoting human rights and protection of women and youth peacebuilders 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.
The GYPI welcomes proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds, and programs (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)
- Burkina Faso
- The central African Republic
- Côte d’Ivoire
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
- El Salvador
- Guinea Bissau
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
- The Gambia
- Proof of previously received funding from the PBF, UN, or any of the contributors to the PBF in the country of project implementation (for example a grant agreement).
- Proof of current valid formal registration as non-profit with a social mission for the duration of the proposed project in 1) the country where the headquarters is located and 2) the country of project implementation.
- Evidence of tax exemption in 1) the country where the headquarters is located and 2) the country of project implementation.
- Audited financial statements of the last two calendar years, 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 has designation as a nationally qualified audit firm and 3) the activities and budget of the project country.
- The latest annual report that includes the activities of the organization in the country of proposed project implementation.
- Confirmation that the organization has worked at least three years in the project country.
- Explanation of the organization’s legal structure.
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