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    Southern Africa has roughly 2,300 km3 of renewable water resources available per year; however, they are unevenly distributed across its arid and tropical zones. Transboundary rivers account for about 70%; the remaining volume comes from lakes and groundwater sources. A large percentage of annual water resources are used in irrigation agriculture.Industry ranks second and its consumption is increasing.

    According to United Nations figures from 2012, only 62% of the population in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have access to safe drinking water and only 39% have access to hygienic sanitation facilities. The effects of climate change are increasing difficulties to effectively manage these scarce and unevenly distributed water resources. Upgrading water infrastructure, especially dams to store and regulate the water supply, is of particular importance. SADC member states (MS) have agreed on the principles of joint integrated water resources management (IWRM) and set them out in international conventions and regional protocols. Numerous policies, plans and strategies on the subject have been developed. However, the implementation of the agreed policy approaches and strategies on transboundary cooperation in the water sector is still inadequate.

    The GIZ Transboundary Water Management in SADC programme has therefore been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with co-financing from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) to achieve the following module objective: “implementation of selected harmonised strategies and policies on transboundary water cooperation is improved”.


    The objective of this assignment is to promote successful pilot projects to be taken up for upscaling or replication in other contexts. The Case Studies will provide the reader with the projects’ approaches, their achievements as well as the lessons learnt and success factors. They will furthermore provide guidance on the prerequisites and challenges for implementation on the ground

    Target Audience

    The target audience for the two case studies consists primarily of the programme’s direct and indirect partners on the regional and Member States level. It particularly focuses on decision makers and technical services in SADC Member States. Other targets groups are ICPs, partners from civil society and the private sector and relevant media representatives.


    • Analyse relevant documents
    • Discuss the respective objectives, approach and methodologies with GIZ.
    • Conduct interviews with resource persons in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa to capture regional, national and local “voices” and perspectives to complement the information received by GIZ and the provided literature.
    • Draft a content and layout concept and discuss with GIZ Team
    • Elaborate Drafts for the three case studies
    • Elaborate a Dissemination Concept for the Case Studies (1-2 pages)
    • Conduct a one day workshop for each case study in Gaborone with GIZ Team and relevant partners for consultations,comments, suggestions and fine-tuning
    • Finalize case studies (including proofreading)
    • Submit printable data

    The contractor will source relevant information from key documents and will liaise with designated programme staff and partners. The contractor will produce a draft case study as well as a draft layout. The latter includes proposing suitable photos, including purchasing stock photography where needed, maps and infographics. The programme will have the opportunity to comment on all drafts before finalization, including on texts and infographics, and the selection of photos. The contractor will follow the Corporate Design Guideline developed by the project (see attachment). No more than 60 expert days are proposed for carrying out the assignment; no more than 20 of those are to be spent for on-site research and consultations.

    Deliverables and Timeframe

    The services under this contract will be provided between 23th November 2017 and 15th March 2018.



    Due date


    Content Concept/ Outline for 3 Case Studies

    4 December 2017


    Draft for Case Study I (incl. layout, photos etc.)

    18 December 2017


    Draft for Case Study II (incl. layout, photos etc.)

    20 January 2018


    Draft for Case Study III (incl. layout, photos etc.)

    10 February 2018


    Dissemination concept for all case studies (3-4 pages)

    10 February 2018


    Print-ready and web ready English version of 3 Case Studies to GIZ TWM

    (max. 16 pages each)

    28 February 2018


    Print-ready French and Portuguese versions of 2 Case Studies to GIZ TWM (max. 16 pages each)

    15 March 2018


    Web-ready French and Portuguese versions of 2 Case Studies to GIZ TWM (max. 16 pages each)

    15 March 2018


    The following are submitted to GIZ TWM:

    • All purchased stock photos for future use by the programme where permitted by the license
    • Infographics and other visualisations
    • Editable versions of Case Studies

    Plain text version of complete text content

    15 March 2018

    Should you be interested in implementing the tasks according the Terms of Reference (Annex 1), we request you to submit a bid in the English language consisting of 1 original and 2 copies and be addressed to:

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

    GIZ Office Gaborone
    1st Floor, South Wing, Morula House

    Plot 54358, New CBD, Gaborone, Botswana

     Detailed instructions what information your bid should contain and how it should be presented are given in the attached TOR. If you have any further questions in this connection, please contact the responsible desk officer Ms. Dimpho Keitseng, Procurement Manager, Dimpho.keitseng@giz.de  at the GIZ Office Gaborone

    Submission deadline

    Kindly submit your bid by 9th November 2017, 10:00 a.m. (date of receipt at GIZ Office Botswana).

    invitation letter to bid - case studies.docx

    ToR Case Studies Pilots final.docx

    General terms and conditions 2015.pdf

    Assessment Grid Documentation of Case studies.xlsx

    Annex 4 Financial Offer - TWM document case study.xls