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UN Peacebuilding Fund Announces Winners for its Third Gender and First Youth Promotion Initiatives

Dec
13
2016

New York, 12 December 2016 – The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Monday announced the winning proposals for its third Gender and the first ever Youth Promotion Initiatives (GPI3/YPI), allocating $12 million to 15 projects in Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

It was the first time the PBF opened the Initiatives to civil society organizations, as a step to implement the mandate from the Sustaining Peace resolutions (S/RES/2282 and A/RES/70/262) to work more closely with civil society partners and support their vital peacebuilding work.

The Fund received 425 concept notes, out of which 26 were chosen to be developed in comprehensive project proposals. In the final round, 15 of those emerged as winners, with $8 million going to gender projects and $4 million going to youth initiatives.

Through the launch of the first call dedicated to the strengthening of youth-inclusive peacebuilding within the UN system after the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250, PBF underscored the importance of the positive contribution of youth to peace. PBF contributes with both Initiatives to the strengthening of these often under-recognized areas of peacebuilding.

The following GPI proposals were approved:

Country

Organization

Project Title

Budget

Côte d’Ivoire CARE Supporting Women Enhanced Engagement in Security and Peace
monitoring in the border region of west Cote d’Ivoire (SWEEP Project)

$1,000,000

Côte d’Ivoire ONU Femmes Les femmes et jeunes filles, actrices de la prévention des conflits à travers l’alerte précoce et les réseaux d’informations

$1,000,000

Guatemala UN women 1325: Empowering women survivors of conflict and post-conflict related sexual and gender-based violence in Guatemala

$1,000,000

Guatemala Mercy Corps  the Peace, Opportunities, and Dialogue:
Women Engaged for Results
(PODER)

$1,000,000

Guinea-Bissau Interpeace Vers un nouvel équilibre en Guinée-Bissau : créer l’espace pour une réelle participation de la femme dans le règlement pacifique des conflits et la gouvernance démocratique

$534,184

Kyrgyzstan UNFPA Women and girls as drivers for peace and prevention of radicalisation

$1,000,000

Liberia Educare Strengthening Women’s Rights and Participation in Peacebuilding

$449,888

Mali Interpeace Femmes, Défense et Sécurité : Rôle et participation des Femmes à la Réforme du secteur de la sécurité et au renforcement de la confiance entre populations et Forces de défense et de sécurité au Mali

$675,146

Mali UNWOMEN De victimes à actrices de paix: Renforcement de la participation des femmes dans la mise en oeuvre de l’accord de paix et l’amélioration de la cohesion sociale.

$1,000,000

Sri Lanka HANDICAP Intl Empowering women for an inclusive and sustainable transitional justice and reconciliation process in Sri Lanka

$750,000

The following YPI proposals were approved:

Country

Organization

Project Title

Budget

Guinea PNUD Projet d’autonomisation, de réinsertion sociale et de renforcement de la participation citoyenne de 500 jeunes à la sécurité et à la prévention de la violence

$1,000,000

Kyrgyzstan Search for common ground Youth as Agents of Peace and Stability in Kyrgyzstan

$995,000

Mali ACORD Jeunesse Alafia : Actions des jeunes en faveur de la consolidation de la paix inclusive et de la lutte contre l’extrémisme violent au Mali.

$800,000

Myanmar People in need (PIN) Engaging youth to address communal conflict issues in Myanmar

$880,000

Sri Lanka CPBR Heal the past : Build the future – Role of Young women and visual literacy in promoting reconciliation and justice

$568,988