Current CARE Climate Change Opportunities

Consultancy – impact assessment on climate information services in community based adaptation to climate change

Invitation to tender:

The Adaptation Learning Programme, implemented by CARE International is commissioning an assessment of user based climate information services (CIS) and their impact on adaptation decision making, adaptive capacity and climate resilience of vulnerable communities in Kenya, Ghana and Niger and other selected countries and locations, to support up-scaling and institutionalisation of effective climate information services in Africa.

Background:

ALP aims to increase the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to increasing and uncertain climate change and climate variability. Since 2010, ALP has been working with communities, government institutions and civil society organisations in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Niger with outreach to other African countries. ALP develops innovative community-based adaptation (CBA) approaches and strategies with farming and pastoralist communities, and promotes their integration into local and national government systems and programmes.

Over the last five years, ALP’s community based approaches to climate information services (CIS) have gained significant interest and engagement in Ghana, Kenya and Niger, supporting decision making processes and capacity for forward looking decisions on adaptation, livelihoods, agriculture, local development planning, early warning and disaster risk management. CIS approaches developed, implemented and promoted by ALP include; participatory scenario planning (PSP), community rain gauges and climate information centres (CIC’s).

The objective of this impact assessment study is to demonstrate the value and impact of participatory scenario planning (PSP) in Kenya, Ghana, Niger and selected other countries, and impact of other CIS developed by ALP (rain gauges and climate information centres) in Ghana and Niger; compare and analyse differences, success factors and challenges, and make recommendations for further development of good practice for user based climate information services.

Timeframe:

The consultancy will start in February 2016 and will cover a period of up to 6 months in order to cover Kenya MAM rainy season an annual rainy season in Ghana and Niger (May – Sept).

Application process:

Interested companies, institutes and individuals should submit a proposal indicating their suitability for this consultancy according to the ToR. Tenders should be submitted to: rhernoe@care.dk, please quote ‘ALP CIS Impact Assessment’ in the subject line when replying.

Tenders must be received by: end of day CET on 18th January 2016

Tenders being considered for the contract will be contacted the following week.

 A complete Terms of Reference is available to download here.

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