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United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund’s (PBF): Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative (GYPI) 2020

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 7, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 31, 2020
Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative (GYPI) 2020 banner
Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative (GYPI) 2020 banner

The overarching goal of the GYPI is to promote the positive roles of women and youth (young women and men) in peacebuilding through new and innovative approaches.

It supports the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognizes the important and positive role young people play in peacebuilding.

The aims for the Gender and Youth Promotion Initiatives are to:
i) Gender Promotion Initiative;
ii) Youth Promotion Initiative,

This year’s GYPI will focus on two specific thematic areas:
a) Women and youth leadership: Supporting women and youth leadership, representation and participation in peacebuilding processes and implementation of peace agreements;
b) Protection of women and youth peacebuilders: Promoting human rights and protection of women and youth peacebuilders and human rights defenders.

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 youth-led organizations;
> Projects that specifically target lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth.

Grants range from US$300,000 to US$1,5 million per project.

Utilize This Offer

This year’s call for the GYPI solicits proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as from UN agencies, funds and programms, in PBF eligible countries.

The call for proposals is open in countries that are currently formally declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2020: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, The Gambia.

All applicants interested in applying to the GYPI are advised to reach out to the PBF Secretariat in the project country for guidance.

Projects must be submitted in English, French or Spanish. Project duration is maximum 18 months.

Applicants should register and submit their concept notes through the online application platform.

The deadline for submission of concept notes is the 1st of June at 23:59 New York time.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 07, 2020
May 07, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

May 08, 2020
May 08, 2020

Hi Ana,
Thanks for sharing

Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 08, 2020
May 08, 2020