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  • Request for Expressions of interest - Consulting Services (Indigenous Climate Factors)

    SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY 
    CLIMATE SERVICES CENTRE (SADC-CSC)
    AFRICA DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP (AfDB)

    REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
    CONSULTING SERVICES

    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP).
    Financing Agreement reference: Don FAD n° 2100155016866
    Project ID No.: P-Z1-CZ0-003
    ITB Number: SADC/AfDB ACMAD DMC/CSC PROJECT/7/2012

    Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has received a Grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP).and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for an individual consultant to conduct the traditional forecast indicators study in the Southern African Development Community Region.

    The Institutional Support Project to the African Climate Institutions (ISACIP) funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) aims to strengthen the capacity of African climate centres to generate climate information and to allow their wide dissemination to users end. These centres are: the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) Regional Centre for Agro meteorology and Operational Hydrology (AGRHYMET), IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) and SADC Climate Services Centre (SADC-CSC) former Drought Monitoring Centre (DMC). This project will strengthen the capacity of various African scientists to generate relevant information on climate and to make them available to end users referred through appropriate channels.

    This request is to conduct the study on the traditional forecast indicators in the Southern African Development Community Region.

    He/she will organise meetings with the national indigenous organization and Universities dealing with the matter. Most of the work will need to be conducted in rural area of Member States in order to facilitate close collaboration with the traditional communities and to have easy access to local indigenous climate culture. 
    Seasonal weather indicators, developed over thousands of years by indigenous communities, should nicely complement science and statistically based approaches. They provide an opportunity for communities to showcase their knowledge and to learn more about the traditional African life and culture.
    This climate culture, with an underlying philosophy that all things are connected, is the basis of Indigenous weather knowledge. Indigenous weather knowledge and culture absorbed the dramatic changes in the continent's climate with drops in temperature, rainfall and sea levels—and cold and dry winds. This can give insight to contribute in the improvement of climate forecast process in the region. 
    Central to the work is striving to understand, and then harness and incorporate, the unique skills and perspectives of the Indigenous Weather Knowledge of African people into the Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF).

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.

    Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants”, dated January 2000, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.

    Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours:

    Bradwell. Garanganga
    SADC Climate Services Centre Coordinator
    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP)
    SADC Secretariat, 
    CBD Plot 54385.
    Western Commercial Road (near Lobatse and Siboni Roads)
    Floor/ Room number: 4th Floor Room D4 P18
    City: Gaborone 
    Country: Botswana
    Telephone: +267 3951863
    Facsimile number: +267 3972848]
    Electronic mail address: bgaranganga@sadc.int, fnsadisa@sadc.int, d_faka@yahoo.fr 

    Expressions of interest and CVs must be delivered to the address below by Tuesday, 28th January 2014 at 14.30 hours and clearly mark “Indigenous Climate Factors

    The Tender Box 
    At the reception area
    Attention: The Head of Procurement
    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP)
    SADC Secretariat, 
    CBD Plot 54385.
    Western Commercial Road (near Lobatse and Siboni Roads)
    City: Gaborone 
    Country: Botswana

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