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Call for Proposals: Technical support to increase the overall transparency capacity and set-up of sectoral MRV systems in the Kingdom of Eswatini - CFP-11875-2021-03

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Call for Proposals: Technical support to increase the overall transparency capacity and set-up of sectoral MRV systems in the Kingdom of Eswatini - CFP-11875-2021-03 Grant support-call for proposal

Reference: CFP-11875-2021-03
Beneficiary country(ies): Eswatini
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 19-Feb-2021
Deadline on: 28-Mar-2021 23:59 (GMT 1.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

Description

Deadline for submission of proposals in response to this CFP extended until 28 March 2021, 23.59 Copenhagen Time.

Terms of Reference document (attached as ICAT Grant Call for Proposals - CFP-11875-2021-03) was updated on 16 March 2021. Please find updated document in the Documents section as 'ICAT Grant Call for Proposals - CFP-11875-2021-03 (Updated)'.

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is seeking proposals from institutions to provide technical support aimed at increasing the overall transparency capacity and set-up of sectoral Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

The project will focus on building capacities of technicians at Eswatini's Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, line departments and national experts and institutions, including the University of Eswatini (UNESWA), as well as other stakeholders, to develop robust sustainable data collection processes, including institutional arrangements, and improved Tier 2 data for future inventory compilation. In addition, the project aims to undertake a renewable energy policy assessment in order to model the climate, economic and social impacts of various scenarios on emissions and the community and the economy as a whole, particularly in the agriculture and LULUCF sectors.

This project will have an adaptation and a mitigation component. The specific objectives are to:

1. Develop a framework for monitoring and tracking adaptation actions in the health and water sectors to meet Eswatini’s NDC targets and to strengthen capacities to construct frameworks for other sectors;

2. Contribute towards ongoing efforts to build a national transparency framework that meets international standards but is tailored for domestic needs;

3. Contribute towards ongoing efforts to improve the availability, collection and quality of data required for estimating emissions in the energy and AFOLU sectors and enables Eswatini to meet its enhanced international reporting standard requirements;

4. Contribute towards the continued improvement of the GHG inventory and capacity to compile the inventory; 

5. Enhance capacitates to analyse and assess the GHG emission reductions and selected SD impacts of renewable energy policies; and

6. Support the implementation  of NDC targets.

NOTE: Grant applications shall only be accepted from entities legally registered in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 28 March 2021, 23:59 CET (Copenhagen Time).


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Joseph Mensah - josephme@unops.org
Email: josephme@unops.org
First name: Joseph
Surname: Mensah
Telephone number: 4591499310
This tender integrates considerations for one or a few sustainability indicators but does not meet the requirements to be considered as sustainable
Climate change mitigation and adaptation Environmental

The tender contains sustainability considerations for preventing or minimizing damage associated with climate change.

Examples:

Energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reporting and emission offsetting

J  -  Services
77000000  -  Environmental Services
77100000  -  Environmental management
77101500  -  Environmental impact assessment
77101505  -  Environmental monitoring
77101600  -  Environmental planning
Deadline for submission of proposals in response to this CFP extended until 28 March 2021, 23.59 Copenhagen Time. Terms of Reference document (attached as ICAT Grant Call for Proposals - CFP-11875-2021-03) was updated on 16 March 2021. Please find updated document in the Documents section as 'ICAT Grant Call for Proposals - CFP-11875-2021-03 (Updated).

Changed/edited on: 16-Mar-2021 13:10
Changed/edited by: josephme@unops.org
Clarifications: Q1: Could you please confirm that an international NGO, legally established in Europe as a not-for-profit organization, is eligible to apply for this call if it is legally registered in the Kingdom of Eswatini with a Foreign AID number? A1: To ensure ownership of the outputs and foster capacity building, this grant call is limited to national NGOs, research and training institutions, community based organizations, or private entities able to implement the project for no profit. Q2: Could you please confirm that a proposal can be submitted by a groupement (joint venture) of not-for-profit organizations, that should not all necessarily be based in Eswatini? If yes, could you please confirm that the Technical Criteria required by the call (Chapter 8.2, pages 20,21 and 22 of the CFP document) can be met by a joint-venture? A2: A submission from a consortium is very welcome but again, the principal applicant and all the consortium partners would have to be national Eswatini entities. Q3: Could you please clarify if NGOs legally registered in the Kingdom of Eswatini but with a Foreign AID number are considered as national organisations? A3: NGOs legally registered in Eswatini but with a Foreign AID number will not be considered as national organisations for this call for proposals. Q4: With regards to the project team to be proposed, we intend to include a full-time project facilitator to provide the day-to-day management of the project, to support the Government of Eswatini’s chief counterparts to manage the project, as well as to ensure that the project produces the outputs outlined in the workplan and allocated budget. Could you kindly confirm if this approach would be acceptable and, if so, could a line item be included in the budget for such a facilitator? A4: Yes this is a very good, and necessary, approach to the project. The facilitator would act as the primary contact person between the project team members and the Government of Eswatini’s project coordinator and project manager and their team in the eSwatini Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs (MTEA) who are responsible for signing-off on all project outputs. The facilitator would play a crucial role in assisting the MTEA team to co-ordinate and manage the project by facilitating the communications, logistics and administration side of the project (including preparing and managing workshops and stakeholder engagements, preparing minutes and progress report, providing quality control on outputs, ensuring MTEA requirements are met, monitoring progress of the project against the specified timeline and outputs set out in the ICAT Project and Project PCA, liaising with ICAT’s Technical Advisors). In turn the facilitator would be beneficial for the proposed team of experts as it would allow them to focus their efforts on the technical aspects of the project. The facilitator approach, therefore, has several advantages. Since a facilitator can play a central role in the project team a line item should be included in the budget specifically for the facilitator’s time. Q5: Can the full-time project facilitator work from the offices of the selected implementing partner or would they be required to spend time in the offices of the MTEA? A5: It will be essential for the full-time project facilitator to work closely with the MTEA, which is the main beneficiary on the project, to assist them with arranging logistics for meetings, workshops as required and to provide them with administrative assistance for preparing agendas, writing up workshop reports, attendance records and other support tasks relevant for the successful implementation of the ICAT project. The required work space will be provided by the MTEA for the full-time project facilitator.

Changed/edited on: 11-Mar-2021 12:05
Changed/edited by: josephme@unops.org