Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative
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.
Through the initiative the PBF seeks to increase its peacebuilding 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. #GYPI2021 #Youth4Peace
Who is eligible to apply?
The GYPI calls for proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as from UN agencies, funds and programms, in PBF eligible countries.
GYPI 2021 Webinars
Applications for 2021 are closed and the results of GYPI stage 1 have been announced.
This year’s GYPI will focus on:
Promoting meaningful participation of women and youth in local peacebuilding and will prioritize proposals on:
Promotion and protection of civic spaces, notably regarding land, indigenous peoples and environmental issues:
Promotion and strengthening of mental health and psychosocial well-being for women and youth as part of local peacebuilding processes
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/or youth-led organizations or networks.
Types of proposals
The GYPI welcomes proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds and programmes. All applicants interested in applying to the GYPI are advised to reach out to the PBF Secretariat in the project country for guidance. In 2021, 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 UN Resident Coordinator)
- 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 UN Resident Coordinator)
- CSO proposals: with one CSO as direct fund recipient (to be submitted by the CSO independently).
|Call for applications and launch||3 May 2021|
|Webinar: Introducing GYPI 2021 and Q&A||10 May 2021|
|Webinar: Protection and promotion of civic space||25 May 2021|
|Webinar: Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing||27 May 2021|
|Opening of the online application platform||26 May 2021|
|Deadline for online submission concept notes||18 June 2021|
|Communication of first stage results||August 2021|
|Webinar: Theory of Change and Conflict Analysis||9 September 8:30-10:30 EST|
|Deadline draft proposal for feedback (optional)||17 September COB|
|Deadline PSEA documents for CSOs||17 September COB|
|Dealine for submission of full projects proposals||22 October 23:59 EST|
|Communication of second stage results||December 2021|
|Disbursement of funds||December 2021/ January 2022|