May 5, 2021
11:00-12:15 (ET) / 17:00-18:15 (CET)
In this session we will present the findings of a multi-year effort to assess the gaps and constraints that prevent funds from reaching local women-led organizations and review concrete and practical recommendations to overcome these challenges. We will also share our first-hand experiences and lessons learned of establishing the Innovative Peace Fund (IPF) and financing local organizations in fragile and conflict contexts. The session will actively engage participants to integrate their feedback on these findings as well as their experiences in this area. Using ICAN’s Operational Guidance to Improve Grantmaking to Women’s Peacebuilding Organizations and other similar published findings around funding local peacebuilding organizations, this event will promote a coordinated approach among local and international actors to dismantle these obstacles and promote equitable and sustainable funding.