National Consultant to prepare Communication Materials

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 3753889
Publication date: 17-08-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Project and design preparation Security

Description

National Consultant to prepare Communication Materials
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Uganda Country Office - UGANDA
Deadline : 31-Aug-17
Posted on : 17-Aug-17
Development Area : OTHER
Reference Number : 40148
Link to Atlas Project :
00092244 - Climate Change Resilience and DRR
Documents :
TORs
Annex I - General Terms and Conditions
Annexd II - Financial Template
Overview :

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Under the UNFCCC, governments gather and share information on national policies and best practices, greenhouse gas emissions; launch national strategies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to expected impacts, including the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries; cooperate in preparing for adaptation to the impacts of climate change

Action for climate change education (ACE) of the Convention seeks to promote action at the national and local level to provide the education, training and public awareness needed to understand and deal with climate change impacts.

Moving forward the Government of Uganda ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol in 1993 and 2002 respectively.

In response to its commitments under the Convention and decisions of the Conference of the Parties, Uganda has made considerable effort taken big and bold steps towards the implementation of the Convention by:

  • Signing and Ratifying the Paris Agreement
  • Submitted and supports implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions
  • Preparation and submission of its the National Communication, which identify sources of greenhouse gases and corresponding mitigations, vulnerable sectors and adaptation options and measures to be taken given financial support;
  • Preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action, (NAPA) which identified immediate and urgent adaptation actions at community level to minimize vulnerability of communities.
  • Embarked on the NAPs development.

Given the high vulnerability of rural communities in Uganda, appropriate communication of adaptation strategies across all sectors is of utmost importance. Food security for instance relies to a large extent on rain fed and subsistence agriculture. This implies that food production and farming systems will have to cope with the changing climate patterns, such as increased droughts, floods, serious changes in precipitation cycles, affecting planting calendars and crop choices. In addition to water scarcity and increased climate variability, natural resources such as soil and plants will need to be more carefully managed taking climate risks into account.

In this regard, therefore public awareness, exchange of information and communication are important components that are crosscutting to the entirety of attempts undertaken by Uganda to implement the UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol and he Paris Agreement. To that end there is therefore need to assess the level of awareness and design communication materials that respond to those needs identified. Due to the complexity of the climate change dilemma its critical that the climate change messages are communicated successfully considering many different groups including local communities, partners in implementation both state and non-state, opinion leaders/formers, and other key stakeholders.

The purpose of the assignment therefore is to develop a more systematic, effective and harmonized approach towards supporting NDC implementation, through communication and outreach on climate change and dissemination to promote public - private actor’s participation while taking into consideration the needs of the vulnerable groups, mechanisms of communication, heterogeneity of Ugandan population and various levels of education amongst information users.


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National Consultant to prepare NDCs Implementation Plan Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)