The Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations (EIF) 2021 Annual Report covers 11 projects: the first eight funded projects which are currently being implemented in Jordan, Liberia, Mexico, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, and a summary of three projects approved from Côte d’Ivoire, Togo and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The 2021 Annual Report is entitled “Diversity. Inclusion. Transformation.” to convey the power of gender equality and inclusive approaches in transforming security institutions. The EIF’s 2021 results contribute to these inclusive transformations through the implementation of projects. Some of these projects are implementing tailored solutions to address identified national barriers to the deployment of uniformed women in peace operations, while others are seeking to identify and analyse these barriers.
Thanks to the generous support of its donors and partners, the EIF approved and disbursed funds for ten projects for US$4.5 million in 2021.