How We Work
Mobilising Resources for Resilience
Types of Grants
Core Funding Mechanism
Carol Bellamy Fellowship
The Carol Bellamy Women Entrepreneurs Against Violent Extremism Fellowship (WEAVE) supports small-scale, female-led organisations working in areas affected by violent extremism. Named after Carol Bellamy, the first chairperson of the GCERF Board and an ardent supporter of women’s empowerment, the fellowship strengthens the female-led organisations that GCERF works with by providing additional financial support.
Female-led organisations play a vital role in meeting the needs of victims and survivors of violent extremism yet are often too small or under-resourced to meet the requirements of donors. The Carol Bellamy Fellowship enables women to use the award in ways they believe would best build their capacity and amplify their impact. An award from the Carol Bellamy Fellowship is a step towards the empowerment of those most impacted, enabling them to make a sustainable difference in the fight against violent extremism.
Monitoring & Evaluation
In 2019, the GCERF Secretariat hosted a two-day international learning event called the GCERF Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The idea was to allow the cross-pollination of ideas between grant recipients and give an opportunity for PVE practitioners to learn from each other. The event was attended by more than 35 participants, including grant recipients from Bangladesh, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali and Nigeria, as well as international PVE experts and representatives from Global Affairs Canada.
Independent Review Panel
The Independent Review Panel is an impartial group of 12 experts appointed by the Governing Board to provide a rigorous technical assessment of requests for funding received by GCERF. The panel ensures quality programming, PVE specificity, and alignment to national priorities. The panel also provides expert advice on country assessments and GCERF’s investment strategies. Members are institutionally independent of the GCERF Secretariat and Governing Board. Each serves in a personal capacity with no link to their employer, government, or other entity.