Deadline: 04-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Forestry

To enable capacity building of FCPF countries to mainstream gender in Emission Reductions Programs and REDD+ strategies, the World Bank Sustainable Climate Change Fund Management (SCCFM) unit is launching a study which is focused on understanding constraints and opportunities in legal and policy environments in each of the seventeen FCPF Carbon Fund countries and jurisdictions that affect womens land and forest tenure and their ability to exercise their rights in existing statutory and customary systems, how these rights can be affected by the Carbon Fund programs (Benefit Sharing Plans, Emission Reductions Programs), and what specifically is needed to protect and even strengthen these rights. The study is expected to provide practical recommendations on approaches for enhancing womens land and forest tenure rights within the REDD+ and FCPF context, at both the country level and project-specific jurisdiction level. It is expected that specific recommendations on required legislative changes and other recommendations, including on tools required to address these issues effectively in Carbon Fund countries and programs will be developed.

The study is expected to be conducted in 17 countries with ‘deep dives’ in at least 8 countries with field work (depending on the COVID 19 cicrcumstances).

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eC2: Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ programme (GCFRP)

Deadline: 06-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

A reputable Ghanaian non-governmental organization (NGO)/firm, with significant experience and expertise working on community-based natural resource management (e.g. CREMA and HIA) and established presence in the GCFRP landscape will be contracted to work in direct collaboration to with the National REDD+ Secretariat to:
1) bring together the existing plans, knowledge, processes, structures and learning on the implementation of HIAs (including governance structures and consortiums); and then
2) use this information in 2 target HIAs to support the development of governance structures (e.g. CREMA, Sub-HIA, HIA, and Consortium), leading to the signing of Framework Agreements in partnership with the private sector and government.

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eC2: Value for Money analysis of the GEF supported Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+ projects

Deadline: 25-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

The Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF IEO) is requesting Expressions of Interest (Eol) from suitable national and/or international consulting firms and/or institutions to assist the Office in Value for Money (VfM) analysis of GEF supported Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+ projects.

From an evaluation standpoint, the VfM analysis will help examine the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of GEF support to SFM and REDD+ projects. The findings will show the cost and benefits of SFM interventions to generate multiple environmental benefits. The study will also highlight the environmental and socio-economic factors that affect the outcome of SFM interventions. The lessons from this VfM analysis will also help understand some of the challenges for monitoring and measuring environmental and socio-economic benefits as well as potential tradeoffs at landscape scales.

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