The German International Cooperation (GIZ) supports the SADC FANR
Directorate through the SADC Programme – Transboundary Use and
Protection of Natural Resources (TUPNR) to improve the implementation of
SADC protocols and strategies for sustainable natural resource
management by regional and national actors. Among other things, the
programme supports the coordination of Regional Common Positions for
Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).
The SADC Member States mandated the SADC Secretariat to, amongst
others, advise and guide them on the management of environment, natural
resources and wildlife. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the
MEA that is appointed to govern the conservation of biological diversity, the
sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of
benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Furthermore the
Convention adopted two supplementary agreements, namely the Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic
Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their
Utilization, also known as the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit
Sharing (ABS). The 14th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) is
taking place from 10–22 November 2018 at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
In order to further guide SADC Member States through the preparatory
process leading to CBD COP14 and facilitate the development of common
positions for (1) the Main CBD COP14, (2) Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
and (3) Nagoya Protocol on ABS, individual consultants are invited to bid
for the assignment on SADC Common Position Development for CBD
COP14. The selected consultant will enter into a contract with GIZ.
For more detailed information please refer to the attached Terms of
Reference should you be interested in participating in the tender.
Should you be interested in implementing the tasks according to the Terms
of Reference (Annex 1), please submit your bid in the English Language
consisting of 1 original and 2 copies at GIZ office by 25th May 2018, 10:00
hrs. Please note that tender bids submitted by email will not be accepted.
Please send your tender bids by courier or Post office or hand deliver to:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
GIZ Office Gaborone
1st Floor, South Wing, Morula House
Plot 54358, New CBD or
P.O. Box 202 Village