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:
- Central African Republic
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Guinea Bissau
- Sri Lanka
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
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:
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.
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.
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