eC2: Improving policies and regulations for water efficiency in South African agribusiness clusters

Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The objective of this consultancy is to identify and ensure buy-in to policy, regulatory or procedural interventions by public institutions to support the uptake of water efficiency initiatives by businesses in the projects target agri-processing clusters. The scope of work would include:

1. Undertake research to identify key water issues in the focus the sub-sectors, highlighting key challenges but also recent progress made to address such challenges.
2. Map public institutions, associations, and research organizations that are relevant to agri-processing water efficiency and treatment in South Africa. This should also focus on highlighting successful water efficiency initiatives that have been undertaken at both the national and municipal level, defining the key drivers of success.
3. Review current industrial water use frameworks, detailing the mandate of different local govern-ment institutions, as well as between local versus national government vis-à-vis industrial water use, water efficiency and waste water management. The assessment should focus in particular on policies and incentives that most directly affect agri-processing industries.
4. Compare water use frameworks to international good practice and identify opportunities for changes that can potentially improve industrial water efficiency in South Africa, in particular looking at local institutions and their ability to influence water usage practices by agri-processing users.
5. Develop a long-list of between six to eight target geographic clusters on which to potential focus the projects efforts, establishing a clear justification for their selection.
6. From the long-list, develop a short-list of three focus geographies on which to focus the projects policy and institutional support efforts. This short-listing will be undertaken jointly with the IFC team and key stakeholders, using a specific and transparent set of assessment criteria, drawing in particular on the initial findings of the first component that will identify the projects potential fo-cus agri-processing sub-sectors and geographic clusters.
7. Define the expected qualitative and quantitative outcomes expected as a result of each major change recommendation.Map the key actors in each of the three target municipalities that influ-ence and are affected by agri-processing water management issues.
8. Solicit their input into the initial ideas for opportunities for improvements in the water manage-ment frameworks of each of the target localities through one-on-one consultations, drawing from their input to refine and ultimately prioritize the proposed interventions

See full tender here: Improving policies and regulations for water efficiency in South African agribusiness clusters

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Tender notification: # 1261322

Assignment Countries:

  • ZA – South Africa