|Overview : |
The Government of Tanzania, with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is implementing a project on “Enhancing the Forest Nature Reserves Network for Biodiversity Conservation in Tanzania”. This is a 5-year project implemented by the Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS) as the main Implementing Partner (IP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) and other partners. The project is supporting the strengthening of the Nature Forest Reserves network across Tanzania by ensuring the following: -
· Targeted Natural Forests Reserves (NFRs) are fully gazzetted and boundaries secured
· Proper management plans are in place and equipped
· Management effectiveness of NFRs is improved and threats to biodiversity conservation reduced
· Government’s desired levels and tourism numbers to these NFR are increased
Currently in the 3rd year of project implementation, many achievements have been recorded under various components. The project team have managed to formally complete the gazettement processes for all targeted NFRs, prepared and secure approval of Nature Reserve Management Plans that are being operationalized annually through Annual Plan of Operations. Other achievement includes: -
· Completion of boundary surveys for the FNRs and their demarcation;
· Completion of the construction of headquarters buildings and ranger posts in targeted reserves
· Installation of signs at entry points to the NFRs and signposts strategic locations advertising and directing visitors to the FNRs.
· Households living in adjacent villages are informed about, and aware of, the conservation status, implications and potential benefits of the NFR.
· Mechanisms for collaboration formalized through MOU with each adjacent village government (over 200 villages). Some adjacent villages are starting to derive tangible benefits from income generating activities, especially where co-finance partners are present. In addition, all the NFRs have functional co-management structures in place, with representation of each adjacent village;
In achieving the above results, there are several success stories that could be shared with other stakeholders and the wider public assuming there are good material to achieve this. Examples would be digital documentaries (in a form of Videography) and brochures that capture these results in attractive ways. To ensure such information is effectively captured and shared, UNDP in collaboration with TFS is looking for a consultant (preferably a videographer) to produce a video documentary about 10 minutes maximum covering 4 NFR of Magamba, Amani, Uzungwa Scarp and Mt Rungwe and high quality brochures (one each of the 4 NFR) detailing the results from beneficiary’s perspective to show case the beauty of the individual reserves (final selection of the sites shall be concluded at contract signature. This TOR is therefore, seeking the services of a production consultant who can produce a short film and brochures documenting success stories with minimum supervision under the UNDP and TFS Communications sections.