Apply for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund’s (PBF) Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative

01 Jun, 2017

About GYPI

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:

  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Chad
  • Yemen


This year’s call for the GYPI solicits proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN Agencies, Funds and Programms (UN AFPs).

To apply:

Follow the link below to the official website of this opportunity.

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