UN Women is seeking proposals for its Women’s Resilience to Disasters Programme to render women’s and girls’ lives and livelihoods disaster-resilient, contributing to sustainable and secure communities.
UN Women is in the process of identifying potential responsible parties for the implementation of the Women’s Resilience to Disasters Programme in Vanuatu. UN Women is seeking to partner with a civil society organization to implement national priorities, which were identified through consultative processes.
The Call for Proposal is issued to the potential partners with the capacity to carry out the direct implementation and may provide sub-contracting or sub partnering work with other civil society organizations, community organizations and women’s groups and networks to jointly implement the following priority areas of the WRD programme in Vanuatu, which have been identified through a competitive consultative process with national stakeholders.
The budget range for this proposal should be [Budget range is approximately (USD$100,000-300,000K)]
The expected end-of-programme outcomes are:
- Prevention, preparedness and recovery systems, plans and tools are gender-responsive through women’s leadership in DRR, women’s enhanced influence in DRR decision-making, enhanced gender capacity of DRR and climate resilience stakeholders, increased access to knowledge, guidance, and expertise on gender-responsive disaster resilience, and strategic partnerships and networks for women’s agency and leadership in DRR; and
- Women and girls are prepared to withstand natural hazards, climate change and COVID-19, recover from disasters and increase their resilience to future risks, through gender-responsive early warning systems, gender targeted and mainstreamed services for women’s resilience, women’s informal and formal climate and disaster resilient businesses, women’s increased access to climate and disaster resilient livelihoods and strategic partnerships for resilient livelihoods.
- Technical/functional competencies required
- Civil societies organisations that have in depth understanding of the social and cultural dynamics and notably women’s organisations, faith-based organisations, and organisations representing women with disabilities. In addition, organisations that are working to ensure early warnings, preparedness, and recovery are gender responsive.
- This WRD partnerships support strengthening of the WRD principles of localisation and ownership. The WRD programme will identify key champions and organisations that have existing relationships with communities that will be sustained beyond the life of the programme to support sustainability and continuation of the work.
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services
- Building the enabling environment, including women’s leadership for gender responsive and inclusive DRR decision-making and action.
- Supporting knowledge consolidation and sharing.
For more information, visit https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/programme-implementation/2022/11/unw-ap-vut-cfp-2022-002-womens-resilience-to-disasters-programme