USAID’s Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments (RISE): A Challenge to Address Gender-Based Violence in the Environment

Closing date: 8 October 2019

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. Government's international development and disaster assistance and supports partners to become self-reliant and capable of leading their own development journeys.

USAID is seeking to fund the innovative application of promising or proven interventions that prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) across programs that address the access, use, control, and management of natural resources.

About the Challenge

Responding to GBV can provide opportunities for both enhanced environmental action and women’s empowerment, but tackling one issue without addressing the other is unlikely to succeed. USAID’s RISE Challenge aims to identify and implement interventions to reduce GBV in environmental programming. 

This challenge aims to fund organizations to innovatively adapt and implement promising or proven interventions or practices that have been used to effectively prevent and respond to GBV in other sectors to environmental programming, or to integrate GBV prevention and response interventions into an existing environmental programming. The challenge will draw insights from other development and humanitarian sectors that have proven or promising practices to address GBV. It will incentivize partnerships between environmental organizations, local communities, and gender and GBV experts who can help bridge knowledge gaps and work to build an evidence base of effective GBV interventions.

For more information and how to apply, visit: https://competitions4dev.org/risechallenge