National Consultant on participatory development of training curricula for implementing Sustainable land and Forestry management (SLM/ SFM) and Climate Change Mitigation (CCM) in Land use plans

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 534549
Publication date: 06-03-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Forestry services

Description

National Consultant on participatory development of training curricula for implementing Sustainable land and Forestry management (SLM/ SFM) and Climate Change Mitigation (CCM) in Land use plans
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Uganda Country Office - UGANDA
Deadline : 16-Mar-17
Posted on : 06-Mar-17
Development Area : AGRICULTURE GENERAL
Reference Number : 36055
Link to Atlas Project :
00063035 - Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems
Documents :
TORs
Annex I - General Terms and Conditions
Annexd II - Financial Template
Overview :

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is implementing the project “Integrated Landscape Management for Ecosystem Resilience and Improved Livelihoods in the Mt. Elgon Region” in the districts of Mbale, Bulambuli and Manafwa. The overall goal of the project is to empower communities in Mt Elgon to manage their production landscapes in an integrated manner for improved livelihoods and ecosystem resilience.

Mt Elgon landscape presents a variety of ecosystems providing services upon which local population heavily depends. A large portion of the landscape is now degraded, considering current changes in land use due to expansion of agriculture fields and human settlements, largely driven by high population growth. There is also increasing pressure on the land to accommodate a population that is still rising in the Mt Elgon region and the inherent danger is that this increasing pressure for land will impact negatively on land use, such as a) causing trees to be cut for fuel wood before maturing and b) increase encroachment into the upper protected watersheds c) increased land fragmentation d) increased soil erosion. Furthermore, it should be noted that women play a dominant role in land management despite the fact that they have limited control and access to knowledge and capacity building opportunities.

The current approaches to natural resource use do not adequately integrate sustainable development principles and the socio-economic approaches that enhance innovative and transformative development initiatives. This is partly because training programs do not adequately integrate cleaner and greener production approaches or integrate entrepreneur skills. Furthermore, training programs are not adequately tagged to local needs nor do focus on practical skilling making them ineffective in addressing the social economic and environmental needs.

In addition, there is limited knowledge of the concepts of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) sustainable forest management (SFM) and climate change mitigation (CCM). There is also limited access to skilled extension services and as such there has been increased reliance on community based trainers and learning systems without adequate knowledge of the concepts of SLM, SFM and CCM. To effectively implement SLM, SFM and CCM, there is need to promote learning approaches that enhance the landscape approach, innovation and integrate gender, sustainability and entrepreneurship principles in natural resource use and management.

Accordingly the Ministry would like to engage a consultant to develop a training curriculum for implementing SLM, SFM and CCM in Land use plans through community delivery system e.g. the Community trainers, FFS, extension workers etc in Mbale, Bulambuli and Manafwa Districts with the following objective

Objective of assignment:

  • To develop a training curricula for implementation of SLM, SFM and CCM technologies and approaches at community level
  • The project stakeholders will include farmers, Local community Leaders, CBOs, Local NGOs, FBOs, Schools, Teachers Training Colleges, extension workers.

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