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Sectors: Gender equality, Justice - Security, Public Management, Youth

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Pacific

Category: Call for proposals

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Cook Islands
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

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Responsible: European Commission

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11th EDF – Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building Facility and Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls call for proposals – 2020
Funds for: enabling NSAs and CSOs to participate more effectively in regional policy making, development and implementation processes; and supporting and enable innovative NSA partnerships to participate more effectively in the monitoring of Gender Equality and EVAWG policies and commitments by national authorities including governments and institutions

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Lot 1: 
– Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building Facility – NSAs and CSOs participate more effectively in regional policy making, development and implementation processes
–  Support non-state actors to strengthen partnerships to participate and influence regional policy dialogue;
– Strengthen linkages and information flows regarding regional policy implementation to constituent groups;
– Building capacity of CSO staff and partners for meaningful dialogue and influence relating to regional policy;
– Research, analysis and advocacy strategy development around regional policy issues

* Lot 2:
– Pacific Partnership for Ending Violence Against Women and Girls – Facilitate the effective and systematic participation of CSOs in monitoring the implementation of national and regional commitments on gender equality
–  Enable NSAs to strengthen partnerships/consortiums to engage effectively in monitoring of Gender and EVAWG policies and commitments. Partnerships encouraged through this Call will include NSAs, regional/ national umbrella CSOs, private sector bodies and interagency groups that influence national and or regional policies related to gender equality and EVAW;
– Support NSAs partnerships to strengthen advocacy, policy engagement and capacity building work around regional and national gender equality policies and EVAWG commitments including consultative mechanisms on key budget and policy issues of national and sub-national governments;
– Upskill NSAs in the appropriate monitoring and reporting tools for Gender and EVAW policy commitments of national and regional institutions and interventions including legislation, gender analysis, research and shadow reports, gender-based budgeting

Priorities
* Lot 1 :
– To strengthen coordination of policy dialogue and initiatives by Regional and National level NSAs through consultation and engagement with their networks;
– Strengthened capacity of the Regional NSAs and national networks in regional policy engagement and implementation through increased networking opportunities. Regional NSAs present informed and consulted perspectives in regional policy spaces;
– Strengthen capacities of national umbrella NSA consultative processes to feed into regional policy dialogues

* Lot 2 :
–  To strengthen monitoring and engagement around complimenting and contributing to existing monitoring and reporting systems established around the Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development, Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration, the Framework for Pacific Regionalism, Pacific Framework for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, BOE Declaration and the Samoa Pathway;
– Strengthened coordination of policy dialogue and initiatives by Regional and National NSAs through consultation and engagement with their constituent groups;
– Strengthened capacity of the Regional and National NSAs and communities in regional policy engagement and implementation and monitoring through increased networking opportunities, capacity building, policy engagement, research;
– Effective participation of NSAs in national monitoring processes around Gender and EVAWG at national level;
– Support NSAs to form partnerships / consortiums to ensure effective monitoring of EVAWG commitments representing the EVAWG organizations, women’s organizations and umbrella national/ regional CSOs or NGOs with a specific policy monitoring mandate;
– Strengthen capacities of NSA partnerships to conduct assessments, monitoring, advocacy, and development of national PLGED shadow reports, gender equality and EVAWG policy

Amongst financed actions
* Lot 1:
– To strengthen coordination of policy dialogue and initiatives by Regional NSAs through consultation and engagement with national networks;
– To strengthen the consultative processes of National Umbrella NSAs to allow them to effectively feed into regional policy dialogues;
– To support NSAs increase capacity building mechanisms to participate in regional and country-level policymaking processes. These include monitoring and evaluation tools, mechanisms for advocacy initiatives and supporting country-level actions; communication and collaboration capacities of NSAs to promote an enabling environment for political dialogue;
– To strengthen the participation of NSAs in the monitoring of the implementation of strategies, polices/legislation and action plans at the regional and country level

* Lot 2:
– To support developing institutional capacity of CSOs for effective partnership building to influence Gender and EVAWG focused regional policy implementation and monitoring;
– To support developing capacity building for CSOs in the application and EVAWG policy monitoring tools and enhanced capacity to engage in political dialogues and advocate on Gender Equality and Ending Violence against Women and Girls;
– To support partnership building among CSOs to develop common strategies on Gender Equality and Ending Violence against Women and Girls thematic policy issues and improving awareness on legislation and best practices for more effective monitoring, advocacy, lobbying and policy influence; 
– To strengthen the partnerships between CSOs and Governments to support the implementation of the Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration and related commitments

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 6 and 12 months

* Eligibility: 
– Lot 1:
> Be a legal entity;
> Be established and operating in at least one Member State of the 15 PACPs;
> Be non-Government and not for profit entity be operating at a regional level or be an umbrella organisation at national level;
> Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the activity
> Have an operational organisation bank account in the PACP country in which the organisation is operating in

– Lot 2:
> Be a legal entity;
> Be established and operating in at least one Member State of the 15 PACPs;
> Be non-Government and not for profit entity;
> Be operating at a regional level or be an umbrella organisation at national level;
> Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the activity;
> Have an operational organisation bank account in the PACP country in which the organisation is operating in;
> Demonstrated experience and leadership in the policy engagement and monitoring work related to Social Development, Gender and EVAWG 

– International organisations established and operating in at least one Member State of the 15 PACPs

* Actions must take place in at least three of the 15 PACP countries