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1.0 Background & Introduction

Forum on Climate Change (FORUMCC) is a Non-Governmental Organization, member-based; committed to working on climate change in Tanzania and Beyond. The purpose of the Forum is to ensure effective and informed engagement of CSOs on Climate Change issues for the benefit of the environment and vulnerable people. The Forum is established to provide leadership and CSOs mobilization, lobbying, and advocacy for accountable climate actions, information sharing, and climate change policy engagement.

FORUMCC works at local, National, Regional, and Global levels - to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation inclusive policies, and lasting solutions to climate change vulnerability.

The Forum is currently implementing the “Galvanizing and Unifying Africa’s Action for Resilient Development in the Era of Pandemic” (GUARD-AFRICA) project that seeks to catalyze conversations towards the acceleration of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) implementation and overall Climate Action; And influence impact at scale by leveraging the efforts of other players in the climate change conversations within Africa and Globally focusing on issues such as promotion of green energy, just climate financing and institutional strengthening of CSOs networks for amplified advocacy.

The project covers 12 Countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, Niger, Morocco, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and Botswana.

1.1 The Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement was adopted on 12th December 2015 by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris and entered into force on 4th November 2016 to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. 196 Parties aimed to reach the global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate-neutral (global net-zero emissions) world by mid-century.

The implementation of the Paris agreement was expected to begin in 2020. Many countries submitted their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which indicate the targets for emission reductions and the strategies for implementation. Tanzania Submitted its NDC in July 2021 making its key milestone as one of the Post-Paris Climate Change responses.

The Paris Agreement includes a series of mandatory measures for the monitoring, verification, and public reporting of progress toward a country’s emissions-reduction targets. The enhanced transparency rules apply common frameworks for all countries, with accommodations and support provided for nations that cannot currently strengthen their systems.
As a contribution to the objectives of the agreement, countries have submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). These are not yet enough to reach the agreed temperature objectives, but the agreement traces the way to further action.

Scientific Reports show that the Earth’s average temperature is rising more now than it has in eight hundred thousand years and beyond 1.5C would put peace, security, economic stability, and nature in peril. Scientists say this is largely a result of human activities over the last 150 years, such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation. These activities have dramatically increased the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere, causing the planet to warm.

The IPCC’s sixth assessment report (AR6) warns of unavoidable increases in multiple climate hazards (that) present multiple risks to ecosystems and humans. It clearly states that many species have already hit the limit of their ability to adapt to temperature rises because of increasingly irreversible losses, in terrestrial, freshwater, and coastal and open ocean marine ecosystems. There will be more extinctions.

1.2 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which also entered into effect in 2015, and climate change dialogue has been loud at high levels and in boardrooms while meaningful engagement of the communities and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at the frontline has been inadequately supported by available policies. CSOs in particular, have carved a niche for themselves, and have evolved into the most formidable stakeholders in the international local dialogue processes, elevating the concept of intergenerational equity and climate justice at the heart of the Paris Agreement and SDGs discussions.

In recognition of the fact that SDGs and the Paris Agreement are Global blueprints aiming at a more or less common goal, it is, therefore, important to integrate the two. Such integration can be very beneficial for building resilience comprehensively across societies while maintaining the autonomy of each. This can guarantee improved coherence of action in implementation, enhance efficiency and further accelerate resilience building. Under normal circumstances and as agreed globally the Paris Agreement and the Agenda 2030 (SDGs) are supposed to be implemented as one global blueprint. However, the practice at the national level does not reflect this expectation about available policies and implementation strategies.

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress. The direct damage costs to health (i.e. excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation) are estimated to be between USD 2-4 billion/year by 2030. Areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in developing countries – will be the least able to cope without assistance to prepare and respond. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases through better transport, food and energy-use choices can result in improved health, particularly through reduced air pollution.

2.0 Overall Goal of the Analysis:

To analyze the Policy Gap on CSOs’ Participation in Post-Paris Climate Change Responses Implementation in the Context of SDGs in Tanzania

3.0 Specifically the assignment targets;

Identify and describe policies, strategies, and plans supporting the complementarity of Post-Paris Climate Change Response Strategies and SDGs in Tanzania
Identify and analyze the available Policy Gap hindering CSOs mobilization and engagement in Post-Paris Climate Change Dialogues and Response Strategies in the context of SDGs in Tanzania
Identify existing awareness-raising, CSOs mobilization, and engagement initiatives in the Post-Paris climate change dialogues and response strategies in the context of SDGs
Explore available Knowledge Development and Communication (KDC) Mechanisms that support CSOs’ awareness creation and learning agenda
Provide Recommendations on the theory of change and ways of influencing and improving policies in support of public and CSOs awareness to engage in Post-Paris Climate Change Dialogues and Response Strategies in the context of SDGs

4.0 Expected Key Outputs/Deliverables

15 to 20-page Detailed analytical Report by 20th June 2022
A maximum 3 Pages Policy Brief

5.0 Qualifications of the potential Consultant:

The candidate shall meet the following minimum requirements: At least a bachelor’s degree in environment and natural resources, climate change and public policy, or any other related field
MSc in the fields related to climate change, public policy, and budget analysis will be an added advantage
Demonstrated experience with Policy analysis, either at a National, Regional or Global Level
Proven previous working relationship with CSOs
Specialized in climate change policy advocacy and governance work
Proven previous working relationship with CSOs and National Government
Policy Specialist for Environment and Climate Change
Excellent Writing and Presentation Skills

5.0 Indicative Timeline

The whole task should be finished before 22nd June 2022

6.0 Reporting and Presentation

The Consultant will work under the supervision of the Executive Director. The consultant will keep FORUMCC updated on the progress of the planning. The consultant will submit the report in both electronic versions and signed hard copy. The document should be very precise and address the objectives. The copyright of the materials generated by the consultant including the report and policy brief; will remain the exclusive right of FORUMCC. All the outputs produced by this activity will be treated as the FORUMCC’s resources. So, any part of it cannot be sold, used, or reproduced in any manner by the assigned consultant/team without prior permission from FORUMCC.

7.0 The Expression of Interest Should Indicate

Your understanding of the Call for the assessment as well as your proposal on how to undertake the Assessment
Qualifications
Consultancy Fee

8.0 Consultancy Fees

The mode of payment for consultancy fee and any other costs as per the contract will be discussed and agreed upon with the successful consultant and the consultancy fees will include VAT per Government policy. Our regulations will be used during negotiations

09. How to Apply

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Close of Business (5:00 pm EAT) on 03rd June 2022.
 

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