Project profile — Support to Gender Advisors in MINUSMA - Mali


United Nations General Trust Fund (41305)
2019-01-04 - 2022-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to address gender expertise capacity gaps within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) by supporting two MINUSMA gender advisors, located in regional offices. The armed conflict in Mali has had a dramatic impact on women and children, contributing to an increased need to fully incorporate gender considerations at all levels. Integrating gender considerations, as well as promoting and implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda are part of the MINUSMA mandate, and are necessary for a more effective peace operation.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project includes the improved implementation of the WPS mandate across all MINUSMA functions and components in Mali.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) improved implementation of the Women, Peace and Security mandate across all functions of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA); (2) the gender advisors organized 20 sensitization sessions with women’s associations on gender and gender-based violence and the involvement of women in peace processes; (3) organized 10 capacity building workshops on gender-based violence and the involvement of women in the peace and reconciliation process; (4) organized four sensitizations sessions on social cohesion and the electoral process for women; and (5) contributed to the development of social standards in terms of gender equality in rural communities in the Ségou and SAN regions, targeting 400 beneficiaries for two months with the Association Malienne Survie au Sahel.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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