Call for proposals: Sustaining peace in Tunisia through youth inclusion at the local level

Submission deadline: 13 February 2020

While Tunisia is the only country where the dynamic after the social demands that have affected the Arab region has led to the emergence of multi-party democracy, Tunisian youth – both young women and men - continue to experience political, economic, social and cultural marginalisation. In order to address these challenges, this inter-agency project (UNDP, UN Women, UNESCO) aims to strengthen social cohesion and resilience through the inclusion of the most hard-to-reach young women and men at the local level. The project seeks to demonstrate the power of using an endogenous approach based on resilience as well as a highly beneficiary-driven approach.  

If focuses on the Southern region and border areas with Libya; 7 municipalities have been targeted, namely Medenine, Tataouine, Remada, Gabes, Ben Guerdane, Zarzis, and Djerba Ajim. The project will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), for the Ministry of Local Affairs and the Environment for 18 months during the period 2019-2020. The Office of the Resident Coordinator (RCO) will provide knowledge management and facilitate synergies with the activities of the World Bank as part of their joint initiative ‘Pathways for Peace’. The project is funded by the United Nations Secretary-General's Peacebuilding Fund.   


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