Partners for UNFPA Country Programme (2018-2022)

31 July 2017
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. In January 2018 is expected to begin the implementation of the 9th UNFPA Country Programme (CP9) in India, which will run until 2022. The CP9 responds to the national priorities articulated by the National Institution for Transforming India and will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the unfinished agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development. The programme will focus on three key tracks: sexual and reproductive health, adolescents and young people, and population and sustainable development.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
In response to the national priority of curbing high unmet need for family planning, and as a contribution to reducing maternal mortality and advancing gender equality, CP9 will enhance capacities of the health system at the national level and in selected states to provide high-quality reproductive health and family planning services, with a focus on young women and adolescent girls. The programme will address the social determinants of sexual and reproductive health, will contribute to an enabling environment for realizing reproductive rights and advocate for improved access of young people to high-quality and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services and information
Adolescent and young people’s health, well-being and empowerment.
UNFPA will provide assistance to institutionalize and integrate rights-based, gender-transformative, competency-based life skills education in school and community settings. UNFPA will leverage national programmes to support government to address harmful practices including child marriage and will strengthen capacities of stakeholders to reverse son preference to address the highly skewed sex ratios. Finally UNFPA will promote partnerships and contribute to South-South Cooperation initiatives on girls’ empowerment and gender equality with a special focus on gender biased sex selection.
Population and Sustainable Development
UNFPA will generate evidence, provide policy briefs and build networks to promote a better understanding of linkages between population dynamics and the achievement of the sustainable development goals, focusing on ageing, urbanization, young people, and gender-based violence, to inform national and state policies and programmes. UNFPA will also strengthen institutional and civil society capacities to gather and use socio-demographic and population data.
Partners for UNFPA Country Programme 9 (2018-2022)
For CP9, UNFPA India requires implementation partners with the capacity to co-plan, implement, and monitor interventions in the field. For this purpose, UNFPA is empaneling implementing partners, which comprise registered societies, trusts and Section 8 companies.
If your organization is interested in being empaneled with UNFPA, you are kindly requested to submit the necessary information online using this link.   
The last date for submitting information is July 31, 2017.