Season 3 Theme and Application Deadline
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 29th at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Season 3 of The Pitch will fund locally driven KM innovations for YOUTH-LED and/or YOUTH-FOCUSED FP/RH programs. We are particularly interested in programs that use positive youth development (PYD) and gender transformative approaches.
Briefly, PYD engages youth along with their families, communities, and/or governments so that youth are empowered to reach their full potential. PYD approaches build skills, assets and competencies; foster healthy relationships; strengthen the environment; and transform systems. Gender transformative interventions recognize gender norms and inequalities, challenge and address them, and seek solutions to overcome them by empowering women, men, girls, and boys, as well as sexual minorities such as transgender persons and MSM. Programs that integrate both PYD and gender transformative interventions well should do things like engage youth in meaningful, provocative dialogue about gender and overall betterment of their community and society as a whole and integrate young people at all stages of the process. For more information please see USAID’s Positive Youth Development and Gender Transformative Checklist and the Gender Integration Continuum User’s Guide.