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About the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)
Composed of representatives from donors, United Nations entities, and civil society organizations, the WPHF is a global pooled funding mechanism which aims to re-energize action and stimulate a significant increase in financing for women’s participation, leadership, and empowerment in peace and security processes and humanitarian response. The WPHF is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism. It supports quality interventions designed to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities.
The WPHF, in partnership with the Spotlight initiative, will fund qualifying projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda. The projects must focus on one country. Multi-country projects will NOT be accepted.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 21st August 2019. Applications received after that date will not be considered.
Application packages can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and;
The Secretariat will answer all questions from prospective applicants on Wednesday 7th August 2019 during an Open Day session at UNW Liberia Country Office Conference room 3rd floor Pan African Plaza 1st street Tubman Boulevard, Monrovia Liberia. Contact Corina Bowier Getteh email@example.com one day in advance for gate pass.
Please submit applications in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. No other formats will be accepted.
The WPHF will acknowledge receipt of application through a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact the WPHF.
As the Spotlight Initiative will be funding simultaneous calls for proposals launched through both the WPHF and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (EVAW Trust Fund) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda, applicants should carefully note the following:
- Organizations may apply either to the WPHF or the UN EVAW Trust Fund, but not both. Organizations that apply to both Funds will be disqualified.
- The WPHF will fund applications for grants of between USD 20,000 and USD 200,000 in the aforementioned countries
- Organizations applying for grants between USD 200,001 and USD 1 million should apply only to the UN EVAW Trust Fund