Banyan Global is implementing the Gender Integration Technical Assistance (GITA) II Task Order, which provides on-demand, rapid-response, short-term technical assistance (STTA) to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions and Bureaus across multiple sectors and in crisis and non-crisis settings.
Under GITA II, Banyan Global is providing technical support to USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment on several initiatives focused on gender-based violence (GBV). The Banyan Global team is providing technical assistance for the USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank Better Together Challenge, a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions from Venezuelans, wherever they are, and innovators worldwide to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by migration. Banyan Global is reviewing applications to BetterTogether that have a focus on GBV, supporting USAID missions to integrate GBV into their work, as well as advising selected GBV-focused grantees. Banyan Global is also providing technical assistance to USAID missions on the Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE): A Challenge to Address Gender-Based Violence in the Environment. Banyan Global is supporting RISE grantees on integrating GBV in environmental; democracy, rights, and governance; and other portfolios. Aside from the support on BetterTogether and the RISE Challenge, Banyan Global is developing white papers on strengthening the relationship between GBV and USAID sexual exploitation and abuse policies and procedures.