The WPHF Funding Initiative on Forced Displacement promotes the participation and leadership of displaced women and girls in socio-economic and political decision-making.
This Funding Initiative is part of WPHF’s regular funding cycle and currently implemented in 10 countries (Colombia, Nigeria, Yemen, Bangladesh, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Moldova) with an initial investment of 20.5 Million EUR by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). WPHF seeks to fund local civil society organizations and projects led by and working alongside forcibly displaced women through two primary funding streams:
- Programmatic funding from 30,000 USD to 500,000 USD: To finance programmatic activities by civil society organizations contributing to enhanced socio-economic recovery and the political participation of women and girls in peacebuilding settings (aligned with WPHF impact area 6).
- Institutional funding from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD: To provide institutional financing to local civil society organizations working with women and girls in forced displacement, aiming to reinforce the institutional capacity of their organizations (aligned with WPHF impact area 1).
Find out more about the current and past Calls for Proposals of the WPHF Funding Initiative on Forced Displacement:UKRAINE CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ROUND 1: CLOSED UKRAINE REGIONAL RESPONSE CFP: CLOSED BANGLADESH CFP - ROUND 1: CLOSED AFGHANISTAN REGIONAL RESPONSE CFP: CLOSED IRAQ CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ROUND 6: CLOSED COLOMBIA CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ROUND 3: CLOSED COLOMBIA CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ROUND 4: CLOSED YEMEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ROUND 1: CLOSED NIGERIA CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ROUND 2: CLOSED
Explore additional financing opportunities through WPHF’s Regular Funding Cycle, which are advertised here.
The WPHF Funding Initiative on Forced Displacement is linked to BMZ’s Action Network on Forced Displacement. This visionary Network brings together women leaders who are actively engaged on behalf of and together with displaced women. The women leaders of the Action Network are involved in the WPHF Funding Initiative on Forced Displacement by informing the thematic orientation of the Call for Proposals, participating in the selection of countries, preselecting projects for funding, and supporting the women’s organizations receiving funding in terms of knowledge sharing and visibility.
The WPHF Mentorship Scheme strengthens the capacity of civil society organizations working with women and girls in forced displacement
The WPHF Mentorship Scheme mobilizes the expertise of Germany’s Action Network on Forced Displacement to develop capacities and sustainability of WPHF civil society partners of the Funding Window. The WPHF Mentorship Scheme was officially launched at the annual meeting of the Action Network on Forced Displacement in November 2021.
In the framework of the WPHF Global Learning Hub (L-HUB) and the Community of Practice, the WPHF Mentorship Scheme leverages the expertise of the women leaders of Germany’s Action Network on Forced Displacement, aiming to strengthen the capacity of WPHF-supported civil society partners through two innovative mentoring modalities:
1. Active engagement in WPHF capacity building webinars
- Members of the Action Network contribute their knowledge and expertise by providing inputs in WPHF online capacity building webinars designed to build the organizational skills of WPHF civil society partners. For example, by sharing their leadership journeys and their experience in political negotiation.
2. Peer to peer Mentorship Opportunities
- WPHF-supported CSOs working on forced displacement receive small grants to support each other’s institutional development through joint activities in tandems.
- Interested members of the Action Network are paired with CSO tandems to provide advice and expertise to support the tandems’ goals and actions, when relevant.
Find more information in the WPHF Mentorship Scheme’s Brief: