Elsie Initiative Fund For Women in UN Peace Operations

Reporting Organization:UNDP Multi Donor Trust Fund office
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 17,500,000
Timeframe: March 26, 2019 - March 31, 2024
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNDP Multi Donor Trust Fund office

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Europe - $ 3,500,000.00 (20.00%)

Oceania - $ 3,500,000.00 (20.00%)

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 3,080,000.00 (17.60%)

South America - $ 2,450,000.00 (14.00%)

Southeast Asia - $ 1,155,000.00 (6.60%)

Central America - $ 1,067,500.00 (6.10%)

South Asia - $ 962,500.00 (5.50%)

East Asia - $ 840,000.00 (4.80%)

Central Asia - $ 525,000.00 (3.00%)

North Africa - $ 420,000.00 (2.40%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (39 %)

Protection (21 %)

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The project aims to support and incentivize efforts to increase the meaningful participation of uniformed women in United Nations (UN) peace operations. The project seeks to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations Security Council’s declared target of doubling the rate of women’s participation within police and military contingents by 2020 compared to 2015, as well as supporting targets to increase the proportion of women serving as military observers, staff officers and individual police officers.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased meaningful participation of uniformed women in UN peace operations; (2) increased use of policies and practices by Troop and Police Contributing Countries and UN organizations to increase meaningful participation of uniformed women to UN peace operations; and (3) expanded country-specific knowledge of barriers to deployment of uniformed women.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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