Enter: USAID RISE Challenge


Deadline: 05 August, 2020

Applications are open for USAID’s Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge 2020.

The major aim of the challenge is to identify and fund the innovative application of promising or proven interventions that prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV).

Responding to GBV can provide opportunities for both enhanced environmental action and women’s empowerment, but tackling one issue without addressing the other is unlikely to succeed.


  • For winners of this challenge, USAID will feature their interventions, facilitate access to funding and networking opportunities, and provide technical assistance to support the proposed activity in achieving measurable results and impact
  • USAID will award up to $100,000 and $300,000


  • RISE is open to all organisations regardless of type
  • All organisations regardless of size are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must demonstrate a partnership model that leverages the capacity, expertise, and existing relationships across relevant environmental sector organisations, gender and GBV organisations, indigenous peoples organisations, relevant experts, and local communities for the geography and sector of interest
  • All applicants must use the funds to implement interventions in geographies where USAID is currently operational
  • All applicants need to describe a clear and actionable plan for monitoring, evaluation, and learning that articulates how the applicant will test hypotheses, generate evidence, and use learning to adapt programming, which will feed into the evidence base that USAID is creating
  • Applicants should present interventions that address the objectives of the programme statement
  • Applicants must submit their entries in English

To enter and for more information, click here.

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