United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund’s (PBF) Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2019

Application Deadline: May 20th 2019

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 role of young people as central to the relevance and effectiveness of PBF’s overall peacebuilding portfolio.

Through the initiative the PBF seeks to increase its impact and advance the implementation of the Secretary General’s Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding, Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and others on Women, Peace and Security, and Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.

The call for proposals is open to UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and CSOs in countries declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2019:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • The Gambia
  • Yemen


This year’s call for the GYPI solicits proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN Agencies, Funds and Programms (UN AFPs).

UN Agencies Funds & Programmes

  • Two genders & two youth proposals per UN Country Team
  • $800,000 to $1,5 million  grants per project
  • Joint proposals with up to 3 UN organizations per project
  • Projects must be endorsed & submitted by the UNRC
  • Up to 18 months

Civil Society Organizations

  • Two gender & two youth proposals per CSO
  • $300,000 to $1,5 million  grants per project
  • Click here for eligibility requirements
  • Up to 18 months

Application Procedure:

Submit concept notes through the online portal

by May 20, 2019.
Selected applicants will be invited to submit full project proposals in early September

  1. GYPI 2019 Guidance Note
  2. GYPI 2019 Note d’orientation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Secretary-General Peacebuilding Fund’s Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2019


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