Project profile — Women in Peace Operations – Zambia


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2021-03-26 - 2023-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Zambia (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Police (15132) (50.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (50.00%)

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)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to provide training equipment and support to the Zambia Police Service (ZPS), especially its Police Women’s Network, in mitigating key barriers to women’s meaningful participation identified in the Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) barrier assessment. In 2020, the ZPS became the first service in the world to complete a barrier assessment using the innovative MOWIP methodology supported by Canada. As part of the bilateral partnership between Canada and Zambia under the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations, this equipment enables training and complements other capacity-building under the Elsie Initiative, including technical assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This project also supports the Zambian Police Women’s Network to disseminate the results of the barrier assessment, advocate women’s perspectives, implement mitigation strategies, and disseminate new policies to increase the number of ZPS women deployed to UN peace operations.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased the number of uniformed women in the Zambia Police Services eligible for deployments to United Nations (UN) peace operations; (2) enhanced ZPS’s capacity to employ gender-responsive training and train and prepare officers for deployment to UN peace operations; and (3) improved Police Women’s Network’s capacity to advocate and disseminate gender-transformative polices.

Results achieved 


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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