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Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF): Call for Proposals in Uganda

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 14, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 5, 2020
Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) logo
Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) logo

The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) has launched its second call for proposal in Uganda.

The WPHF is governed by a Funding Board at the global level, which is comprised of four UN entities (currently UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and PBSO), four donor Member States (currently Canada, the European Union, Germany and the Netherlands), as well as 4 Civil Society Organizations (currently ICAN, GPPAC, Women Enabled International and the Transitional Justice Institute).
The Funding Board decides on the country allocations.

Conflicts in Uganda have left lasting and negative legacies that continue to define and shape the country’s development potential, characterised by widespread poverty, election related violence, competition over scarce resources including land conflict, a surge in violent crime, an ever-present terror threat, widespread gender-based violence, targeted murder of women and large-scale refugee influxes from the region.
While major efforts have been made by both Government and civil society organizations to move the conflict prevention agenda forward, gaps remain.
Women are the most affected by these peace, conflict and security issues and the effects have devastating impact.

The overall goal of the WPHF’s theory of change is to achieve peaceful and gender equal societies.
Achievement of this goal will require that women are empowered to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from conflict prevention, crisis response, peacebuilding, and recovery.

Geographical Focus:
> West Nile: Arua, Yumbe and Adjumani;
> Acholi Region: Gulu, Amuru, Lamwo, Kitgum and Lira;
> Rwenzori region; Kasese, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, and Hoima;
> Central Region; Wakiso, Masaka, Kampala, Kayunga;
> Western: Bushenyi, Isingiro and Bundibugyo;
> Eastern Region: Bududa, Mbale, Tororo and Malaba;
> Karamoja Region; Moroto, Kotido, Napak.

The WPHF will grant around 2 million USD over two years to Uganda.
Project proposals should have a project duration of two years, within the below tier threshold:
Tier I: Organizations applying independently: No less than 20,000 USD and no more than 100,000 USD;
Tier II: Organizations applying under a consortium/ umbrella: no less than 100,000 USD and no more than 250,000 USD.

Utilize This Offer

The WPHF creates an opportunity for organizations to prevent and mitigate conflicts.

Within its second funding cycle in Uganda, the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund will fund qualifying projects in Uganda that contribute to conflict prevention.

The WPHF funds are intended for the benefit of civil society organizations.
National and local civil society organizations are eligible to apply.
Women’s grassroots/local/community-based organizations are particularly encouraged to apply.
Joint CSOs projects are allowed and encouraged.
The lead Applicant Organization must have legal status with the competent national authority.

Deadline for Submissions: 6th June, 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you 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 19, 2020
May 19, 2020

Anna your our source, thanks, we applied God is judge,

Jill Langhus
May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

Thanks, Ana! Sounds great:-)

May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing .

Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

Spread the word.

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020

Dear Isabel, thank you so much for always looking for ways to improve on the lives of others by posting these resources. You got a heart of gold. Courage dear. I hope someone from Uganda will utilise this offer.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020