eC2: Capacity Building Program for Community Forestry Management

Deadline: 19-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this consultancy is to design and implement a capacity building programport_barton_palawan2 for community forestry that will benefit the implementation of the ASL projects in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The process should involve a comprehensive study tour that will provide an opportunity for the participants to learn from successful cases and receive technical knowledge. Considering similarities with the conditions of the ASL projects, it is suggested that the study tour considers learning from the community management experiences In the Guatemala Maya Biosphere Reserve. Due to previous engagement in forest community, working with the Association of Forest Communities of Peten (ACOFOP) and the NGO PRIMSA would be required.
The capacity building program should also encourage the establishment of a community of learners among the beneficiaries, offering them with tools to become trainers of peers in their own countries and within their projects. The program shall also result in a set of guidelines to allow scaling up for other participants, exchanges and topics.

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eConsultant2: Commercial Plantation Forestry Industry Investment Plan

Deadline: 10-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of each study is to provide recommendations for financially feasible options Forestryfor commercial plantation forestry industry cluster development. This would be for the optimal utilization of existing and potential plantation forestry wood resources in terms of wood product market requirements both domestic and export. Industry cluster development options should consider all possible impacting factors including available suitable wood and land resources, possible outgrowers, markets, infrastructure and workforce, communities, existing businesses, and possible SOE privatization/inclusions.

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eConsultant2: Review and analysis of current forestry-related legislation, institutional and administrative structure

Deadline: 08-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Current assignment suggests: Forestry
Review the existing forestry and main related legislation and regulations in order to identify existing gaps, conflicts and discrepancies; Identify options for changes and amendments based on findings; Prepare a set of recommendations to serve as a base for the Ministry to further draft the amendments for various related legislation to the Ministry of Agriculture, which will be in charge of presenting the amendments for the Parliaments approval;
Review the existing institutional arrangements of the responsible forest authority (Hayantar SNCO), identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as possible duplications with various state forest authorities; and prepare a set of recommendations on how to improve the existing institutional arrangements for the forest agency.

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eConsultant2: Ethiopia Commercial Plantation Forestry Industry Investment Plan study

Deadline: 09-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the study therefore is to provide recommendations for financially feasible  Forestryoptions for commercial plantation forestry industry cluster development. This would be for the optimal utilization of Ethiopia’s existing and potential plantation forestry wood resources in terms of wood product market requirements both domestic and export. Industry cluster development options should consider all possible impacting factors including available suitable wood and land resources, possible out-growers, markets, infrastructure and workforce, communities, existing businesses.

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