RISE Winners

Meet the USAID RISE Challenge winners!

After reviewing over 400 applications from 66 countries, USAID is excited to announce the winners of the RISE Challenge!

In the first round of the Challenge, USAID selected five projects that are implementing critical work in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (2), Fiji, and Uganda. In the second round of the Challenge, USAID selected four projects that are doing important work in Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, and Vietnam. Each of these activities are designed to address gender-based violence (GBV) in environmental programs and generate evidence on promising interventions.

Learn more about the winners below.


Conservation International Foundation

Project: Alto Mayo Landscape Without Gender Violence
Country: Peru
Period of Performance: January 2021 - January 2022
RISE Competition Round 2: 2020





Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association

Project: Advancing Equitable Gender, Social and Power Norms in Community Conservancies
Country: Kenya
Period of Performance: January 2021 - March 2022
RISE Competition Round 2: 2020




Utz Che'

Project: Tz’unun: Ending Environmental Violence Against Indigenous Women in Guatemala through Empowerment in Community Forestry, Agroecology, and Collective Healing Spaces
Country: Guatemala
Period of Performance: January 2021 - June 2022
RISE Competition Round 2: 2020


WildAct-Vietnam

Project: Reducing Gender-Based Violence in Vietnamese Conservation
Country:
Vietnam
Period of Performance:
December 2020 - June 2022
RISE Competition Round 2:
2020




Action to Protect Women and Abandoned Children

Project: Resource-ful Empowerment: Elevating Women’s Voices for Human and Environmental Protection in Congolese Small-Scale Mining
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Period of Performance: February 2020 - December 2021
RISE Competition Round 1: 2019


Alliance for Responsible Mining

Project: Creative Capacity Building to Address Gender-Based Violence in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector
Country:
Colombia
Period of Performance:
February 2020 - January 2022
RISE Competition Round 1:
2019



Marstel-Day

Project: Gender Empowerment and Transformation: Tackling Resource-Based Conflict and Gender-Based Violence in Fiji
Country:
Fiji
Period of Performance:
March 2020 - February 2022
RISE Competition Round 1:
2019


Trócaire

Project: Securing Land Rights and Ending Gender Exclusion Project
Country:
Uganda
Period of Performance:
March 2020 - March 2022
RISE Competition Round 1:
2019



Women for Women International

Project: Rising Up! Promoting Congolese Women’s Land Access and Preventing GBV in Eastern DRC
Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Period of Performance:
July
2020 - March 2022
RISE Competition Round 1:
2019







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