Call for proposals from civil society organisations

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has announced a call for proposals for efforts supporting Women, Peace and Security; and Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. It will be possible to apply for either or both of these Grant Scheme Allocations, and eligible applicants are invited to submit a concept paper before October 15.

Grant Scheme Allocation number 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- Women, Peace and Security.

During the period 2018-2020, Norad intends to support national and international civil society organizations in their efforts to strengthen women’s effective influence in peace processes and post-conflict contexts.

One objective is that peace processes and peace negotiations in which Norway is engaged involve the participation of both women and men, and peace agreements address the rights, needs and priorities of both women and men.

A second objective is that Post-conflict processes in which Norway is involved increase women’s political participation and influence.

Applications must be relevant for one or both of these objectives.

Grant Scheme Allocation number 2: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

The Sustainable Development Goals put gender equality at the heart of the international agenda, and last year the Norwegian Government launched a new Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign Development Policy 2016-2020 .

The first goal in this Allocation is to ensure the equal participation of men and women in political life.

The second is to ensure that women have full economic rights and equal opportunities to participate in the labour market.

Again, applications in this regard must be relevant for one or both of these goals.


Applicants must note which goal(s) their application is directed towards, and how they plan to contribute towards achieving these goals.

Based on Norad’s assessment of the concept papers, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full project proposal. The deadline for the full project proposals will be December 15.

For full details including background information, geographic scope and instructions on how to apply, please click here .