Recruitment of a Facilitator/Moderator for the Consultation Workshops on the Establishment and Operationalization of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Innovation in Climate Smart Agriculture and Facilitation of Science/Policy Dialogues in West and Central Africa

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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Recruitment of a Facilitator/Moderator for the Consultation Workshops on the Establishment and Operationalization of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Innovation in Climate Smart Agriculture and Facilitation of Science/Policy Dialogues in West and Central Africa

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    Opening of the call: May 31, 2021

Closing of the call: June 14, 2021

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CEI No. 15-2021

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Climate change is a global phenomenon that has growing implications for many aspects of human life. The agricultural sector was initially identified as a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, it is the most affected sector by the plague of climate disturbance. Prior to the increase in climate change-related constraints, African agriculture was facing its own inherent challenges, ranging from low soil fertility, pests and diseases, low levels of training and lack of resources for using improved technologies. The agricultural sector in Africa also suffers from a huge investment deficit in infrastructure, supportive policies, and unstructured growth planning and quality delivery. However, the climate change-related challenges facing African agriculture remain the focus of national governments and regional organizations as well as development partners.

It has become clearer that a supportive policy environment is essential for the adoption of scientific research findings. In addition, policy makers must be supported in making evidence-based decisions in order to create the required policy environment. This is why CORAF is capitalizing on previous efforts to bring scientists and policy makers together on the same platform to revitalize effective commitment by these actors to address the challenges of climate-smart agriculture in West and Central Africa. Thus, CORAF organized on December 7 and 9, 2020 respectively for West Africa and Central Africa policy CORAF therefore organized on December 7 and 9, 2020 policy dialogues between science and policy in West Africa and Central Africa respectively. The meetings recommended roadmaps aiming essentially at revitalizing the West African Alliance on CSA and at establishing a Central African Alliance for CSA.

CORAF is an international non-profit association of national agricultural research systems (NARS) of 23 countries, covering over forty percent of the Africa’s population, thus making it the largest sub-regional research organization (SRO) on the African continent. To achieve the objectives of the above activity, CORAF will hire the services on a short-term basis of a facilitator/moderator to support a regional consultation process in West and Central Africa that will lead to the revitalization of the West African Alliance for CSA and the establishment of a Central African Alliance for CSA.

The Executive Director of CORAF hereby invites the consultants with the required qualifications as specified in the Terms of Reference to express their interest in applying for this call.

Interested consultants must provide information demonstrating that they possess the qualifications to perform such services (references for the performance of similar contracts, CVs, experience in a similar field, experience under similar conditions, etc.)

Qualified consultants will be selected according to the rules contained in the CORAF Administrative, Financial and Accounting Procedure Manual.

Interested consultants may obtain further information from the CORAF Executive Secretariat by sending an email to: m.lorka@coraf.org.

Expressions of interest must specify the country selected by the consultant and be submitted by email to the following address: procurement@coraf.org no later than June 14, 2021 at 17:00 GMT.

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO

Executive Director of CORAF