eC2:Assessing impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets, and identifying adaptation and mitigation measures

climateDeadline: 24-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the consultancy services is to assess existing and projected impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets that are critical for the livelihoods of coastal communities, with specific focus on marine fisheries, and develop a coastal ecosystem and community risk management framework. The consultancy will comprise a desktop component complemented by targeted field-based work, and include data collection and analysis, both geographically and thematically.

The scope of the consultancy will include the following tasks: 1)By using participatory consultations and latest satellite-based earth-observation data and innovative data tools, the consultant is expected to prepare a qualitative hazard and vulnerability assessment to define current and potential impacts of hazards posed by weather events and climate on Kenya’s coastal assets. This includes identifying critical coastal assets, both natural/ecological and socio-economic/built, and assessing to what extent they have been and will be affected by hazards posed by weather events and climate (e.g., sea level rise, extreme weather events, sea surface temperature change, ocean acidification). Coastal assets and communities that are expected to be most affected under a 2050 projection scenario will need to be identified. 2)Based on the results of the assessment, the consultant will develop a coastal ecosystem and community risk management framework, aimed at providing a menu of short- and long-term risk mitigation and adaptation measures, to assist not only the coastline and fishing communities, but also the national government in climate-smart planning. 3)Finally, the capacity of relevant institutions to systematically observe the coastal climate system, will need to be assessed, and capacity building activities be proposed. The services will require relevant technical expertise in coastal hazard and/or disaster/climate risk management, coastal/marine ecology, satellite earth observation technology, and social development/socio-economics.
See full tender here: Assessing impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets, and identifying adaptation and mitigation measures

eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html   

Tender notification: # 1258296

Assignment Countries:

  • KE – Kenya

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