Deadline: 21-Jun-22

PeaceNexus Foundation is inviting applications from international organisations with an environmental, conservation, biodiversity protection or climate-focused mission for support on embedding conflict-sensitive approaches into their operations and organisational system.

The Foundation can help organisations pursue their mission while not inadvertently fuelling tensions and can also strengthen contributions to social cohesion and peace.

They have extensive experience in providing support to building organisational capacity for conflict sensitivity, and with this Call are ready to extend it to more environmental organisations.

What they are offering?
  • Selected applicants will receive their process accompaniment and a small grant of up to 45,000 CHF to cover external expertise and process costs (for example for meetings, travel, and communication).
  • Their support may cover various aspects of conflict sensitivity integration, including but not limited to:
    • Building staff and partners’ skills on dealing with conflict;
    • Piloting new approaches at programme level, notably on stakeholders’ engagement or how to conduct and use conflict analysis;
    • Bringing a conflict lens into organisational policies and frameworks, such as environmental and social safeguards;
    • Developing guidance and support mechanisms for field teams dealing with conflict;
    • Securing resources for environmental peacebuilding work.

One phase of support lasts about one year. They typically provide their partners with up to two follow-on phases, pending progress.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants need to have:

  • A primary mission related to the environment, including conservation, biodiversity protection, and the effective and equitable management of natural resources and/or climate action.
  • International reach, defined as leading programmes in at least five different countries. Country offices within international organisations and networks are welcome to apply as long as they explain how they intend to share learning and incentivise conflict sensitivity uptake in their larger organisational set-up.
  • A footprint in conflict-affected contexts, which may consist of situations of open violence, tensions between divided groups, or a history of conflict.

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