|1.1. Progress towards the implementation of this recommendation are dependant on the development and attraction of funds towards a successor to the current UNSCR 1325 project. To this end, the draft UN Women project, Advancing the Leadership of Women in Securing Peace and Security in the Western Balkans (2014-2016) has been developed and submitted to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SIDA for their consideration.
||??Project Manager (final proposal to be cleared through the Regional Centre for Europe and Central Asia).
??As the assignment of the Project Manager will terminate on 28 February 2014, task follow-up should be assigned.
||On 22 January 2014, a draft UNSCR 1325 project proposal was informally submitted to the Norwegian MFA. UN Women was subsequently invited to revise and informally resubmit the project proposal with a scaled down budget and activity set. This task was completed on 29 January 2014.
SIDA declined to enter formal discussions as to potential support for the project.
The formal grant application procedure/call for proposals (to secure funds from the Norwegian MFA) should have opened in January 2014. When the procedure opens, a formal application should be submitted.
The UNSCR 1325 proposal is in the Norwegian MFA format from 2013. It is unknown as to whether a new proposal format will be issued.
A decision should be rendered as to which UN Women entity will submit the proposal to the Norwegian MFA.
As the assignment of the Project Manager will terminate on 28 February 2014, task follow-up should be assigned.
The key action was revised in October 2014 as due to the heavy floods in May 2014 in BiH, and related re-prioritization of the donor assistance to support flood recovery initiatives, UN Women proposal was not considered by Norway in 2014. UN Women will re-initiate resource mobilization with the Norwegian MFA in 2015 through the parallel efforts of both RO and CO.