Promoting Human Security Approach to Violence Prevention Project

United Nations Development Programme

Relevent Country: Thailand

As part of the UN Country Team to promote inclusive, sustainable and human-centred development for all people in Thailand, the Office of the Resident Coordinator, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the National Security Council of Thailand (NSC) have launched the “Promoting Human Security Approach to Violence Prevention” project to help foster locally driven social innovations to overcome cyclical political and developmental challenges within Thailand.


The grant activities are sought to promote the whole of society approach in developing concrete and integrated locally driven people-centred innovative solutions and support to address local grievances in at least in two selected areas.

The main objectives are:

  • To promote the use of human security approach to address grievances at the locality level.
  • To promote and experiment the innovative solutions driven by whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach which will allow aspirations and goals of all parties to be accommodated in a collaborative fashion.


The proposals shall take an innovative approach aimed at raising awareness and building capacity of relevant stakeholders on human security and utilizing the approach to address grievances and tensions within their community.

In addition, applying organizations shall use a human security and human rights-based approach and take into consideration principles of non-discrimination, gender equality and inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable groups when developing proposals.

The grants application shall include, but is not limited to, the following elements:

  • Applying organizations shall be able to analyze problems in the community that may escalate into violence by using the Human Security approach as a framework and further develop innovative interventions to response to identified risks.
  • Implementation plan for innovative solutions to prevent and mitigate the identified risks related to human security issues.
  • Produce an outcome report from the intervention to reflect the achievements, challenges and impacts on the selected grievances issue at local community.
  • Applying organizations shall collaborate with the government sector, private sector and civil society organizations.

Funding Information

  • Under the small grants programme, UNDP will contribute approximately 10,000 USD per project (at least two projects).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only registered local, national or community-based non-governmental and not-for-profit civil society organization that works on sustainability, human rights and community development with at least three (3) years of proven experience, can apply for this grant.
  • Experience of working with local communities, networks and associations will be considered as an asset.
  • Applying organizations must have participated in UNDP and UNODC’s previous activities under the project of “Promoting Human Security Approach for Preventing Violence Extremism in Thailand”.
  • Government authorities and for-profit (commercial, private market) actors cannot apply but may participate as cooperation partners in the project or be part of a coalition where a civil society organization is the main applicant.

Applying organizations might consider the development of a CSO coalition/platform.  In case of coalition, the main applicant shall have at least three (3) years of proven experience in sustainability, human security, human rights and community development, whereas co-applicants shall have at least one (1) year of proven experience in the similar areas.