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  • SADC Common Position Development for CITES COP18

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    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 International Trade in
    Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is the MEA that is
    appointed to govern the unsustainable trade in wild animal and plant
    species. In preparation of to the previous 17th Conference of the Parties
    (COP) held from 24 September to 5 October 2016 (CITES COP17), SADC
    Secretariat supported its Member States in their negotiations by facilitating a
    process to develop and ratify a SADC regional common position for CITES
    COP17. Recognizing the importance of such regional negotiations, SADC
    Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and
    Aquaculture and Tourism in their Joint Ministerial Meeting in November 2017
    requested the SADC Secretariat to assist in developing a common position
    for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CITES
    COP18), to be held from 23 May to 3 June 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    In order to further guide SADC Member States through the preparatory
    process leading to CITES COP18 and facilitate their development of a
    common position document, individual consultants are invited to bid for the
    assignment on SADC Common Position Development for COP18. 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.
    Submission deadline
    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 25 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
    Gaborone, Botswana