Call for Proposals

The Elsie Initiative Fund will launch its second Programming Round on the Wednesday 28th of April, 2021; the launch will be followed by a Technical Briefing for Member States, Troop and Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs), UN Organizations and Elsie Initiative Fund stakeholders. Additional details including the Call for Letter of Interest (LOI), the LOI Template and Application Guidelines in English, French and Spanish, will be available on the Elsie Initiative Website closer to the launch date.  All LOIs will require to be submitted using the Elsie Initiative Fund’s LOI Template.

To access flexible project funding in the second Programming Round, a T/PCC will be required to conduct a credible national barrier assessment in order to identify the main factors impeding their deployment of uniformed women to UN missions. Guidance on the requirements of a credible barrier assessment are contained in Appendix 1 of the EIF TOR.

The DCAF – The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) barrier assessment methodology, developed by DCAF in partnership with Cornell University and practitioners from eight partner countries within the Elsie Initiative, is the recommended barrier assessment methodology. Further information on the DCAF MOWIP is available here.

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