Contribution to Women`s Peace and Humanitarian Fund - WPHF Uganda
The Programme aims at supporting local civil society organizations in Uganda to promote women’s participation in conflict prevention efforts and sustaining peace.
The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) Outcome 2 aims to ensure women participate in and inform decision-making processes and responses related to conflict prevention – through provision of expertise, capacity strengthening both of women as well as those involved as gatekeepers and supporters to processes. This will be achieved through support to CSOs towards the Localisation of the third NAP on UNSCR 1325 in 10 District Level Action Plans.
The contribution will support between 12 to 16 civil society organizations, directly benefitting approx. 10.000 women, with a focus on local, grassroot and community-based organizations, working on WPHF’s Outcome 2 on women’s participation to conflict prevention efforts in Uganda; Contractual Partner in Uganda is the UNDP/Multipartner Trust Fund Office; technical support for implementation of the activities is administered through the UN WOMEN Office in Kampala.
The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) supports demand driven initiatives by local civil society organizations promoting women’s increased participation in peace and security and humanitarian processes. In Uganda, the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund will establish a National Steering Committee composed of representatives of the Government, the donor community, civil society organizations and the UN. If relevant, WPHF will use existing structures.
The National Steering Committee will oversee the launch of a call for proposals and will select the most relevant proposals, after a quality control process carried out by the Secretariat.
The specific activities are to be determined depending on the projects with civil society organizations selected; this includes:awareness raising on the important role of women in conflict resolution and prevention; increasing the availability of gender expertise on mediation and in particular women mediators with skills, knowledge and experience to engage in formal and informal conflict prevention and resolution; and through the creation of national and local level community networks of women and youth to act as early warning systems and mechanisms, to monitor, identify and respond to new and emerging threats and prevent conflict, including in the prevention of election related violence.
In Uganda, one of the biggest challenges for women’s effective participation in peace and security remains the underfunding for the implementation of UNSCR 1325. This WPHF proposal, thus, aims at addressing the structural funding gaps for women’s participation in conflict prevention by supporting, civil society organisations and community-based women peace activists on women’s participation and leadership in conflict prevention.