Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020’

Funding brief:  Norad’s Civil Society Department hereby announces a call for proposals for efforts supporting two Grant Scheme Allocations. It will be possible to address the application to one or both of these allocations. The two Grant Scheme Allocations are the following:

Grant Scheme Allocation number 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- Women, Peace and Security

The implementation and follow-up of SCR 1325 – Women, Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security is a priority for the Norwegian government, reflected in the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015-2018). Support to civil society organizations that promote women’s participation and gender equality in peace and security is a part of this overall effort.

During the period 2018-2020, Norad intends to support national and international civil society organizations in their efforts to strengthen women’s effective influence in peace processes and post-conflict contexts.

Priority areas: The thematic areas and goals noted below are included in the Norwegian Action Plan. Applications must be relevant for one or both of these goals, and applicants must thus note which goal (s) the application is directed towards and how they plan to contribute to them.
1. Peace processes and peace negotiations
Objective: Peace processes and peace negotiations in which Norway is engaged involve the participation of both women and men, and peace agreements address the rights, needs and priorities of both women and men.

This includes:
Efforts supporting the increased participation, competence and influence of women in peace processes and peace negotiations.
Efforts supporting the inclusion of a gender perspective in peace negotiations and peace agreements.
1. Post-conflict support
Objective: Post-conflict processes in which Norway is involved increase women’s political participation and influence.

This includes:
Efforts supporting the effective participation of women in decision-making processes at local and national levels in post conflict contexts and political transitions.
Efforts to strengthen women’s empowerment and independence in post-conflict and protracted/ recurrent crisis situations.
Efforts to mainstream a gender perspective and strengthen women and girls’ rights in all Norway’s efforts to promote security sector reform and transitional justice in post-conflict countries.
Efforts addressing conflict related gender-based violence, including measures against impunity.
Grant Scheme Allocation number 2: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment and Women’s Political Participation and Empowerment)

The Sustainable Development Goals put gender equality at the heart of the international agenda. The cornerstone of Norwegian development cooperation is the promotion and respect of fundamental human rights.

Last year the Norwegian Government launched a new Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign Development Policy 2016-2020. The plan has five priority themes, but this call for applications is limited to “women’s economic participation and empowerment” and “women’s political participation and empowerment”.

The application must clearly demonstrate how the intervention will contribute to these priority themes.

Priority areas: The thematic areas and goals noted below are included in the Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign Development Policy 2016-2020. Applications must be relevant for one or both of these goals, and applicants must thus note which goal (s) the application is directed towards and how they plan to contribute to them.

Successful applicants will also be required to report specifically on results towards these goals as well as specified indicators for goal achievement.
1.Women’s political rights and empowerment
Objective: Ensure the equal participation of women and men in political life.

This includes:
Efforts supporting that women are represented, and have real influence, in political processes and bodies on the same footing as men.
Efforts supporting that women’s and girls’ rights are properly addressed in non-discriminatory legislation.
Efforts supporting that women are given the protection they need and have the capacity to defend human rights.
2. Women’s economic rights and empowerment
Objective: Ensure that women have full economic rights and equal opportunities to participate in the labor market.

This includes:
Efforts supporting that women, including women from marginalized groups, are able to take part in business activities and the labor market.
Efforts supporting that women and men have equal rights to economic resources, such as ownership and control of land, inheritance and access to financial services.

Donor Name:  Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Funding name: Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020

Deadline: The application process will consist of two parts:
In the first round, applicants are invited to submit a concept paper. The deadline for the first round will be October, 15th.
Based on the Concept Paper, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full project proposal. The deadline will be December, 15th .

Funding details link: https://www.norad.no/en/front/funding/funds-for-womens-rights/

Funding limit: Not Found

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: The period of support is one to three years.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: The applicant is required to:
Be an independent legal entity with its own articles of association and a responsible board. The board should be administratively separate from the day-to-day operations of the organization.
National and International civil society organizations and networks may apply. National or regional south based organizations or south based networks will be prioritized.
Have an adequate economic base for the work to be carried out, and the necessary technical and administrative competence to implement the projects.
For projects with field-based operations: Have an established cooperation with local partners.
Have documented experience and expertise within the prioritized thematic areas for this grant scheme.

 Eligible Country:
Grant Scheme Allocation number 1: Priority will be provided to projects implemented in or with effect for the countries included in the list over countries Norway cooperates with or supports in development cooperation for 2017 (in line with the Norwegian budget white paper 2016-2017, the list is in Norwegian only-https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dokumenter/prop.-1-s-ud-20152016/id2456001/sec6).

Projects directed towards one or more of the following geographical areas will be prioritized: Colombia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Middle East and North Africa (with special emphasis on Syria and Palestine) will be prioritized as a regional focus area.

In addition, selected fragile states (e.g. Mali) and countries where Norway has active peace engagement (Philippines) will be given priority.

Grant Scheme Allocation number 2: The project / programme must take place in one of the countries featuring on the list over countries Norway cooperates/ supports in development cooperation for 2017 (in line with the Norwegian budget white paper 2016-2017).

Please advise the enclosed list over countries (in Norwegian only) (https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dokumenter/prop.-1-s-ud-20152016/id2456001/sec6).

Depending on the Parliament’s approval of the budget for 2018, other countries might be prioritized.

 Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
Form:
Template 1 – Concept Note: https://www.norad.no/link/764d6d32d0934e479807b09a3a4211c7.aspx
Template 2 – Organisational self-assessment: https://www.norad.no/link/9785f1187da14ff0b6aa6854b845a41c.aspx

How to apply:
Please submit your application (using the required templates) with attachments electronically to postmottak@norad.no .
The application e-mail should be marked “Grant Scheme Women’s Rights and Gender Equality 2017, ref. 168.70” and/or or “Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325)”.


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