Banyan Global is implementing the Gender Integration Technical Assistance (GITA) task order under the Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. GITA provides on-demand, rapid response short-term technical assistance (STTA) to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions and Bureaus across sectors.
Under GITA, Banyan Global is partnering with USAID/South Sudan to develop an innovative mission gender-based violence (GBV) roadmap from May to August 2019. The roadmap responds to the need to undertake a mission-level multi-sectoral approach to address GBV prevention and response due to high levels of GBV incidence in the country. To inform the development of the roadmap, a two-person research team will prepare a GBV program analysis and donor report. Then, the team will develop a mission GBV roadmap that will include practical and tailored recommendations to increase the technical capacity and commitment of the mission to prevent and respond to GBV across multiple sectors. These sectors include: agriculture and food security, democracy, human rights and governance, education, global health, water, and economic growth and trade. Within this context, the research team will workshop drafts of the GBV roadmap with USAID staff, partners, national government counterparts, project participants, and members of civil society organizations.