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TERMS OF REFERENCE

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, ENERGY AND MINING

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONDUCTING RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN MALAWI

Background

The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has received financial support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) Project for conducting research on and documenting indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) for sustainable management of the environment and natural resources in the country.


Technical and financial proposals with relevant profiles of experts are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, to undertake this exercise. The consultancy s for a period of 35 days spread over a three month period and is expected to start on 7th August, 2014.


The successful consultant will work under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Affairs, the successful individuals shall undertake the following:


a)Review literature on indigenous knowledge systems in the country with respect to natural resources management in areas of sustainable land management, soils, water forestry/trees, fisheries, agriculture, wildlife, and other related sectors in order to isolate best practices for environment and natural resources management that have been used beneficially to man or community.

b) Conduct consultations in identified areas to assess communities practices that can be documented as best practices for environment and natural resources management; this also calls for assessing specific cultures and/ or specific tribes.

c) Produce a Status Paper on indigenous knowledge systems for ENRM in the country which will be presented to national stakeholders at a workshop for validation.

d) Document each of the IKS as to what sector in the ENRM it is used to manage as well as how it assists or complements Natural Resources Management.

e) Catalogue the IKS according this outline: Title, Themes, Short Description of the Practice, Role of Indigenous Knowledge, Transfer of the Knowledge as well as mode of transfer, Strengths and Weakness and any such relevant information details.

f) Document the societal myths, rituals e.t.c. that saves to enhance or protect Natural Resources at the individual and society level.

g) Propose any measures that need to be undertaken to allow use of indigenous knowledge in environment and natural resources management.


The idea individual consultant should meet the following qualifications.

a) Advanced university degree in environmental sciences, agriculture natural resources or social sciences;
b) At least ten years of relevant professional, research or academic and consultancy experience;
c) Proven experience in facilitation of national stakeholders workshops; and good writing skills and
d) Excellent analytical, computer, writing and verbal communication skills

For more information , please check on:http://www.mw.undp.org/content/malawi/en/home/operations/procurement/

Application procedure

Applications comprising (a)technical and (b) financial proposal should be submitted separately in envelopes, clearly marked “Consultancy for conducting research and documenting indigenous knowledge systems for sustainable management of the environment and natural resources in the country” and delivered before by 17:00 hours local time on 28th July 2014 to the following address: Procurement Unit, UNDP, Box 30135, Lilongwe or through e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , clearly marking the title of the advert. Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.

Launch of National Climate Change Investment Plan, 25th April, 2014 at Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe

nccip

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management wishes to inform the general public about the launch of the National Climate Change Investment Plan. The launch will be conducted by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Management, Hon. Halima Daud at Sunbird Capital Hotel Marquee in Lilongwe on Friday, 25th April 2014 starting from 9:30 am.

The primary objective of the National Climate Change Investment Plan (NCCIP) is to increase climate change investments in Malawi. The NCCIP will serve as a resource mobilization tool, and it is hoped to increase sector funding. Specifically, the NCCIP aims at developing capacity of the environment and climate change management sector; increasing the protection and conservation of the environment and natural resources and increasing the productivity of the environment and natural resources. The NCCIP will achieve these aspirations through the vision and framework of action put in place by all key stakeholders. Furthermore, Climate change mitigation and adaptation potentially demand increased scientific prowess to deal with constraints such as decreased agricultural production, food insecurity, energy provision, loss of biodiversity, forests and natural habitats in Malawi. The NCCIP will therefore act as a platform for building human capacity to address these constraints.

The NCCIP will guide the Government of Malawi to allocate budgetary resources based on corresponding requirements and the optimal contribution of the environment and climate change management sector to the key priorities of the MGDS II. It will provide a framework for monitoring, reporting and accounting for the resources allocated to the sector by clearly providing strategic priorities and targets. The National Climate Change Investment  Plan can be downloaded at the following links, or is also available at Environmental Affairs Department, Lingadzi House, City Centre, Lilongwe,Malawi. 

 

NCCIP short version (3.01mb)

NCCIP full version (6.87mb)

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