COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: In its fifteenth year, Incentive Fund – Phase 4 continues to provide high performing organisations with grants to provide economic opportunities or improve their services to Papua New Guineans. Recently IF-4 introduced a new requirement that 80 per cent of all funded projects have a focus on empowering women and girls. Partner organisations must make it their business to consult and involve women and monitor women’s views. IF-4 believes that sustainable development won’t happen successfully without gender equality, women’s empowerment and inclusion of persons with disability, protection of children and HIV/AIDS. For Partner Organisations approved for funding it is mandatory to make special efforts to include gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion (GESI) as integral to their projects. Organisations must integrate and implement GESI specific plan activities and measure positive changes happening during the implementation at their organisational, service delivery level and into their IF-4 projects. Organisation’s day to day operational systems must be equitable and fair and project planning must be consultative and inclusive. Incentive Fund team includes capacity building in GESI would be provided to partner organisations as and when required.
PARTNERS: Incentive Fund – Phase 4, Australia and Papua New Guinea working together, strengthening organisations, building stronger communities. Incentive Fund is an Australian aid initiative, managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government. Horizont3000 is one of the oldest and largest Austrian non-government development cooperation organisation. We offer support to people in our partner countries in their aspiration to improve the quality of their lives in a sustainable and human way. HORIZONT3000 commits to the SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. We work on achieving the SDGs worldwide in our projects and, as a member of SDG Watch Austria, support their implementation in Austria.