Unterstützung des Gender Peace and Security Programme der Kommission der Afrikanischen Union

Contract partner: AUC - African Union CommissionCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.10.2013End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Gender, Peace and Security Programme (GPSP) approved by the Peace and Security Department (PSD) of the African Union Commission (AUC) aims at strengthening women’s participation in peace, security and post conflict reconstruction in Africa and improving the quality and effectiveness of mechanisms and institutions in charge of addressing issues of protection in conflict and post conflict situations. Research and tool development will contribute towards the development of long term strategies and mechanisms to address the above.

The AU Gender Policy (2009) and the AUC Strategic Plan 2014-2017 outline the key premises, areas of focus and basic overarching principles that will guide the GPSP in defining its continental, regional and country-level strategies in addressing gender issues in peace and security and women participation.

The programme activities are structured around 5 components that reflect the intended outcomes of the Initiatives:

- Women’s roles in peace and security in Africa is strengthened at continental, regional, national and sub-regional levels;

- Women’s vulnerabilities in time of conflict and post-conflict situation are addressed and their rights protected;

- The capacity of African institutions working in the area of peace and security, human rights and protection, to mainstream gender is enhanced;

- The network of actors active in the field of gender, peace and security is strengthened;

- Documentation and research, communication and information dissemination.

These five components constitute a holistic effort to strengthen the AUC’s endeavor in this area.

The programme will contribute towards policy development and debate in the field of gender, peace and security and protection with a view to contributing towards more coordinated programming in this area by the AU, UN, the RECs, CSOs and other multi-lateral and bi-lateral partners working on these issues in Africa.

project number2723-00/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.