Deadline: 6 June 2020
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 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 the following Outcome:
Conflict prevention: Women’s meaningfully participation in conflict prevention can only materialize if three conditions are in place. First, favorable attitudes of parties to the conflict & communities towards women’s participation in conflict prevention must be promoted. Second, local women’s organizations must have the capacity to identify and respond to threats by establishing networks, early-warning systems and mechanisms that offer opportunities for dialogue and peacefully engagement. Finally, women’s conflict prevention mechanisms must be connected to national and international reporting and response systems.
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.
- 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 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). A proof of legal registration (or legal status) are a required attachment for any grant application. Applications without clear proof of legal status will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn from the application process. Note that articles of incorporation are not proof of legal status.
For more information, visit https://wphfund.org/call-for-proposal-in-uganda-2/