The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, through the Directorate of Infrastructure and Services – Water Division, in Gaborone, Botswana received a grant through the World Bank to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States project.
The SADC Secretariat has delegated the implementation of the project to the Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI), a newly established regional centre of excellence on groundwater management hosted by the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The vision of the SADC-GMI is to ensure equitable and sustainable use and protection of groundwater in the SADC region, as well as being a centre of excellence in the areas of groundwater management and management of groundwater dependent ecosystems. The role of the SADC-GMI is to:
- Promote sustainable groundwater management and solutions to groundwater challenges in the SADC region through building capacity, providing training, advancing research, supporting infrastructure development, and enabling dialogue and exchange of groundwater information.
- Conduct and support SADC Member States in groundwater research, and serve as a focal interlocutor with national, regional and international groundwater initiatives.
- The project which the SADC-GMI is implementing comprises four main components, with each component comprising a number of sub-components:
Component A: Operationalising the SADC-GMI;
Component B: Enhancing institutional capacity of governments in SADC Member States and transboundary organisations;
Component C: Improving availability of and access to knowledge, scientific research and data on groundwater; and
Component D: Promoting infrastructure solutions for sustainable groundwater management.
The SADC-GMI anticipates its workload in the field of Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Strategic Action Planning (SAP) for Transboundary Aquifers (TBAs), to substantially increase in the year 2018, hence there will be a need for consultants to compliment the core SADC-GMI staff. To this end the SADC-GMI wishes to develop a database of consultants with ability to perform tasks listed under Core Tasks and with qualifications in listed under Required Experts. SADC-GMI intends to maintain a database of registered consultants from whom quotations will be requested for upcoming projects.
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Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 08:00 am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail or by email) by email@example.com 12:00noon (Pretoria Time) on the 16 February 2018.
- Procurement and Grants Office
- SADC Groundwater Management Institute
- Institute for Groundwater Studies
- University of the Free State
- Bloemfontein, SOUTH AFRICA
- Office Tel: +27 51 401 7721
- Mobile Tel 1: +27 60 738 0437