GFEMS Issues Request for Concept Notes


India and Philippines

Date & time

17 January 2020


17 January 2020


About this event


The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is pleased to announce approximately USD 3.4M in new funding available through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), award no. S-SJTIP-17-CA-1018 (PEMS 1). GFEMS seeks implementing partners eager to join our effort to end modern slavery.

GFEMS requests concept notes for four opportunities under two of the Fund’s priority funding pillars: Rule of Law and Sustaining Freedom. These opportunities will address the modern slavery problem in the following sectors and places:

Overseas Labor Recruitment in the Philippines

  • Improve accountability by testing innovative approaches to identify bad actors and end their impunity
  • Improve recruitment industry practices by supporting and incentivizing the effective, sustainable adoption of ethical recruitment
  • Improve awareness and preparation in the most vulnerable source communities

Commercial Sexual Exploitation in India

  • Strengthen the system to prosecute traffickers and protect victims of CSEC in Maharashtra

Successful applicants will be invited into a co-creation process with GFEMS staff to fully design projects. Please review our Request for Concept Notes carefully for detailed information on our opportunities and specific criteria.  Visit our website for details on the Fund’s funding pillars, overall approach, strategic principles, and more. Applicants must submit their concept notes to no later than 11:59 pm EST on January 17, 2019 to be considered.

Questions on these opportunities are due December 10th, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.  Questions will be answered in a public release no later than December 16th.

Review the opportunities now!

GFEMS is a bold international fund catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end human trafficking by making it economically unprofitable. With leadership from governments and the private sector around the world, the Fund is escalating resources, designing public-private partnerships, funding new tools and methods for sustainable solutions, and assessing impact to better equip our partners to scale and replicate solutions in new geographies.


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