United Nations Peacebuilding Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2017: Call for Proposals.

Application Deadline: July 7th 2017

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 and Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, as well as Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.

Preference will be given to innovative projects that attempt to try out new, creative interventions and approaches. This could include projects focused on:

  • Facilitating women’s and/or young people’s access to decision-making bodies
  • Innovative ways to integrate gender and/or youth in justice and SSR processes
  • Natural resource management and climate change mitigation
  • Women’s and/or young people’s role in preventing violent extremism and terrorism (in line with Security Council resolution 2242 and 2250)
  • Projects involving the use of social media and innovative technologies, etc.

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 2017:

  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Chad
  • Yemen

For CSO applicants

In order to be declared eligible to receive PBF funds under GYPI 2017, CSOs must be assessed as technically, financially and legally sound by the PBF and its Agent and meet the following conditions (proof will be required at application stage 1):

  • Have previously received funding by the UN, the PBF, or any of the contributors to the PBF ( see guidance note )
  • Be registered as a non-profit, tax exempt organization (in both, the country where headquarter is located and in country of implementation)
  • Produce an annual report
  • Be able to provide audited financial statements of the last three years
  • Provide a letter from an external auditor
  • Have an annual budget a minimum of USD 300,000, and at least as much as the total budget of your project proposal
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in the country of proposal

The application process for GYPI will be conducted online for all applicants and will be structured in two stages:

Stage One

Applicants should register and submit their online application electronically. 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 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.

Stage two

UN entities and CSOs whose submission was selected during the first stage have six weeks to develop and submit a full project proposal (full proposal template will be shared with successful stage 1 applicants). The PAC will reconvene to review the full proposals and make its final selection of projects. All final project documents will be shared with the country’s mission to the UN by PBSO.


Call for online applications 26 May 2017
Deadline for online application stage 1 7 July 2017
Communication of conditional approval (and invitation to develop full stage 2 project proposal) or rejection of stage 1 applications by the Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) Last week of July 2017
Deadline for submission of full stage 2 project proposals 15 September 2017
Communication of final decision for stage 2 submissions by PAC 30 September 2017
Disbursement of funds (depending on successful legal and financial assessment by Administrative Agent, MPTFO) End of October 2017/early November

Please note: Decisions made by the Project Appraisal Committee and communicated by PBSO will be final and cannot be appealed in any way. PBSO also may adjust the timeline during the process.

For More Infomation:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Peacebuilding Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2017


  1. Hey, am George Tayouba Manue Jr a young Liberia, i really want to Apply for this Peace building Opportunity,but am just a high School graduate n a fiirst year collage Student,Can anyone please help me with some information.

  2. Am Bidal Smuel Angoyu the executive director for Purpose Service Foundation in Juba South Sudan and very greatful with United Nations Peace Building Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative and with its call for propsals
    Purpose Service Foundation has started the youth peace building intiative by developed a construction tecnical booklet for young engineers named the founation to quantity bills and also innovative skills training for youths as sign of peace and looking towards for this proposal document
    For call +211 0 955 130 296/+211 0 925 351 537
    Juba South sudan

  3. Am Bidal Samuel Angoyu the executive director for Purpose Service Foundation, Am holding diploma in architecture engineering with an experience of more than six years and Am very grateful for the United Nations Peacebuilding Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative and its call for proposals
    I have developed a booklet for young tecnical enginneers and students who are the youths in the field named as the foundation to quantity bills to help them in calculations of bills and I also would like to offer my innovative skills to the entire youths both male and female of South Sudan as sign of peace
    There for, i look foward in accepting my request so as to bring peace among the youths of south Sudan

    And thanks
    Bidal Samuel Angoyu
    Juba South Sudan
    +211 0955 130 296/+211 0 925 351 537


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