The EIF can consider proposals for three different types of activities: 

  1. Barrier assessment – to identify the main factors impeding the deployment of uniformed women peacekeepers to United Nations missions, using either the DCAF Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations – MOWIP methodology, or a credible barrier assessment based on the minimum requirements detailed in Appendix 1 to the EIF Terms of Reference.
  2. Projects aimed at increasing the meaningful participation of uniformed women peacekeepers in United Nations missions, and which must be supported by a barrier assessment report and recommendations
  3. A premium for the deployment of a gender-strong unit (GSU), which is a military or police unit that includes substantial representation of women overall and in positions of authority, has provided gender-equity training to all unit members, and has adequate material to ensure parity of deployment conditions for women and men peacekeepers. 

Consideration can also be given to funding a combination of these activities for Troop and Police Contributing Countries.

Application Process

3rd Programming Round Application resources

Application resourcesLanguage
Letter of Interest (LOI) FormEnglish Français
LOI ExplainerEnglish Français
Call for Letters of InterestEnglish Français
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)English Français