Peacebuilder Bulletin: March 2014

A regular newsletter from Insight on Conflict for peacebuilders. Featuring funding opportunities, relevant research, and more. Visit insightonconflict.org/sign-up to subscribe.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Funding for organisations

DAC Prize 2014

The DAC Prize for Taking Development Innovation to Scale is awarded for taking an innovative approach, instrument, mechanism beyond the pilot phase to a wider application. The objective of the Prize is to promote the scaling-up of innovations that address important development gaps. Deadline: 31 March 2014. Find out more

Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Near East and South Asia

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has announced funding opportunity for NGO programs benefiting Afghan Returnees and IDPs in Afghanistan and Afghan Refugees in Pakistan. The purpose of this program is to strongly encourage organizations which focuses on problems regarding Afghan Returnees and IDPs in Afghanistan and Afghan Refugees in Pakistan.Deadline: 18 March 2014. Find out more

SEED Awards 2014

SEED Initiative, a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy, is accepting applications for SEED Awards 2014. The award is open for innovative ideas from any enterprise in a developing country or country in transition, which is working in partnership with others to generate economic, environmental and social benefits.Deadline: 8 April 2014. Find out more

World of Children Award

The World of Children Award is accepting applications for the its grant award programs which provide funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating effective changemakers for children worldwide. Deadline: 01 April 2014. Find out more

Berghof Foundation’s Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation

Berghof Foundation is seeking proposals from all eligible organizations around the world for Innovation in Conflict Transformation Grant Program. The major purpose of this program is to generate new ideas about how National Dialogues provide a distinct approach and a means of political settlement during and after war or political crisis. The maximum amount of funding per project is €50,000. The maximum project duration is limited to 24 months. Deadline: 31 March 2014. Find out more

UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund 2014

The UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund provides funding support to young people from developing countries to work towards advancing the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat agenda. The Urban Youth Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations to develop and implement projects that will contribute to sustainable urbanization in the developing world. Grassroots initiatives and projects are eligible for grants up $25,000. Deadline: 15 April 2014. Find out more

Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Near East and South Asia

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has announced funding opportunity for NGO programs benefiting Afghan Returnees and IDPs in Afghanistan and Afghan Refugees in Pakistan. The purpose of this program is to strongly encourage organizations which focuses on problems regarding Afghan Returnees and IDPs in Afghanistan and Afghan Refugees in Pakistan.Deadline: 18 March 2014. Find out more

USAID Solicitation for Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities

This funding opportunity is intended to fund conflict mitigation programs with a “people-to-people” approach, and to derive lessons learned and best practices for future people-to-people programming. Lessons learned will be incorporated into future programs and funding opportunities, and will inform DCHA/CMM’s research agenda for conflict management and mitigation. Deadline: 28 March 2014. Find out more

University funding and training opportunities

Youth Action Net Laureate Global Fellowship 2014 for Young Leaders

The major purpose of this fellowship program is to develop leadership expertise in young leaders and deepen their impact through a dynamic, year-long learning experience. Fellows also get an opportunity to join a network of over 900 change-makers like them who continue to benefit from learning opportunities and connections throughout their social change careers.Deadline: 16 March 2014. Find out more

GDAI – PhD scholarships Program for Africa

Applicants from Africa are invited to submit applications for GDAI – PhD scholarships Program offered under Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Scholarship is offered in the field of Governance for Development in Africa. The scholarship is on a part-present form and it provides for Fees for three years, and for accommodation and living cost for the first year only. Deadline: 30 April 2014. Find out more

Awards

Peace First Prize

The Peace First Prize celebrates the powerful contributions of youth peacemakers. The prize will recognize 5-10 young people between the ages of 8-22 with a two-year $25,000 Peace First fellowship. Find out more

The Intercultural Innovation Award by United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), in partnership with BMW Group, is inviting not-for-profit organizations  for the Intercultural Innovation Award 2014. The major aim of the award is to strengthen their commitment to encouraging cultural diversity and coexistence among communities. Innovative and sustainable projects around the world that are promoting dialogue and cooperation among people from different cultural backgrounds using novel and creative methods are expected as entries. Deadline: 30 April 2014. Find out more

Nominate Candidate for CNN Heroes 2014

CNN is inviting nominations from people around the globe for CNN Heroes award 2014. The award aims to offer the everyday people changing the world gain recognition. Deadline 31 August 2014. Find out more

Anzisha Prize for Youth with Business or Social Project

This prize is given to young individuals who have taken a new or better approach to a pressing problem or business opportunity within her/his community, and whose business or social project has the potential to grow or be replicated with support and investment.Deadline: 01 April 2014. Find out more

Change Agent ABIE Awards

Three outstanding international women (non United States residents with an emphasis on developing countries) who have created opportunities for girls and women in technology will be recognized. Nominations are encouraged for professional women regardless of their age or education level. Deadline: 15 May 2014.Find out more

Resources

For more funding opportunities, and to hear about them as they are announced, there are many websites you can check. Including: Funds for NGOSPeace and Collaborative Development Network, and Opportunities for Africans

RESEARCH THIS MONTH

Inclusivity in peacebuilding

Inclusivity in peacebuilding, from the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, presents some preliminary findings from a series of case studies looking at how the international community can support peacebuilding that is genuinely locally owned and led. The paper finds that peacebuilding in Timor-Leste and Somalia is often a top-down process that only gives token attention to local actors.

Vertically integrated peace building and community violence reduction in Haiti

Vertically integrated peacebuilding and community violence reduction in Haiti, from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, looks at how different levels of peacebuilding activity – from international down to grassroots – can work together to address community violence in Haiti.

Engagement of crisis-affected people in humanitarian action

Engagement of crisis-affected people in humanitarian action, from ALNAP, looks at the degree to which crisis-affected people are engaged by international organisations during humanitarian responses. The report finds that, although the need to engage with local people is often discussed, in practice international organisations often fall short. The report looks at some of the reasons why this may be the case, and discusses how more meaningful engagement could be realised.

From the struggle for citizenship to the fragmentation of justice – Yemen from 1990 to 2013

From the struggle for citizenship to the fragmentation of justice, from Clingendael, examines justice in Yemen. The report finds that the inaccessibility of justice for many people in Yemen has left many unresolved disputes, some of which turned violent and played a role in increasing sectarian conflict.

Conflict and the post-2015 development agenda: Perspectives from South Africa

Conflict and the post-2015 development agenda, from Saferworld, is a compilation of papers from leading South African peacebuilding organisations on conflict in the post-2015 framework. The papers look particularly at how the issues affects South Africa and the wider region.

Making vocational training work: a study of vocational training in DDR – Rwanda

Making vocational training work, from the World Bank, assesses the outcomes of vocational training provided to ex-combatants under Rwanda’s DDR programme. The report focuses on the factors that contributed to successful and sustainable vocational training.

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