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UNOPS | Lives in dignity grant facility for displacement settings

| Sectors: Displacement, livelihoods, refugees, protection, health, WASH
| Granting entities: UNOPS
| Deadline: 2 August
| Type of support: Grants
| Funding/benefits: 24 millions euros from 2021 to 2025
| Applicants: Organizations registered in countries below
| Locations: Afghanistan, Pakistan,  Iran, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico,  Panama, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria.

Synopsis: The EU-UNOPS Lives in Dignity (LiD) Grant Facility was founded in 2020 to efficiently and effectively channel funding to promote development-oriented approaches to new, recurrent and protracted displacement crises, focusing on early operational engagement.

The LiD Grant Facility will support refugees and other displaced persons to become productive members of their host communities and participate in furthering their common resilience, socio-economic growth and development.

The strategic priorities for the Facility are:

  • Early engagement of development-led approaches to forced displacement
  • A needs-based rather than status-based approach, including all displacement-affected populations
  • A coherent and complementary approach with strong synergies between all partners.

The Facility will focus on five thematic areas:

  1. economic livelihood development;
  2. spatial planning, housing and settlement;
  3. integrated service delivery (health, education, water and sanitation, energy);
  4. protection in development
  5. addressing disaster and climate-related human mobility.

The LiD Grant Facility’s flexible structure ensures it is agile and responsive, reinforcing the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. It will contribute to and align with existing global efforts, drawing on the expertise of numerous actors to inform the strategic direction and the overall work of the Facility.

From 2021 to 2025, the LiD Grant Facility will allocate €24 million to a diverse group of implementing partners. In the first phase, the Facility will focus on regions in Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa affected by important forced displacement situations, notably:

  1. Countries cooperating under the SSAR/Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees to Support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Reintegration and Assistance to Host Countries (AfghanistanPakistan and Iran).
  2. Countries cooperating under the MIRPS/Regional Comprehensive Protection and Solutions Framework (BelizeCosta RicaGuatemalaHondurasEl SalvadorMexico and Panama).
  3. Sahel countries (Burkina FasoChad, MaliMauritaniaNiger) and including Nigeria.

Link to application here.

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