Strengthening peacebuilding programming:
Organizational strengthening and fundraising
Women peacebuilders have also been able to leverage technologies to support their day-to-day work and management and strengthen their organizational capacities. Survival and strengthening of women-led peacebuilding organizations are critical to the implementation of all pillars of the WPS agenda. During the COVID-19 pandemic, ICTs have become an important fundraising tool for women-led peacebuilding organizations. The participants in the GNWP-ICT4Peace research participants shared a few ways in which ICTs can help women peacebuilders access funds. Firstly, they facilitate access to information about funding opportunities – for example, through newsletters. Secondly, research participants from Colombia and the Philippines shared that they were able to use crowdfunding to support their peacebuilding work and projects. Thirdly, the increased visibility of women peacebuilders’ work through the use of ICTs can also attract new funding. A participant from Cameroon shared that she was able to expand her donor base thanks to the increased visibility of her work online.