|Overview : |
Climate change has adverse impacts on Kenya’s socio- economic development and threatens the realisation of our Vision 2030 goals of creating a competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life. The country’s economy is highly dependent on natural resources, meaning that recurring droughts, erratic rainfall patterns and floods will continue to negatively impact livelihoods and community assets.
Kenya has little historical or current responsibility for global climate change; the country’s GHG emissions represent less than 0.1% of total global emissions. While adaptation is the priority for Kenya, action is needed to reduce GHG emissions that are projected to increase due to population and economic growth with 75% are from the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and agriculture sector.
Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement of the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) includes mitigation and adaptation actions. On adaptation, Kenya plans to ensure enhanced resilience to climate change towards the attainment of Vision 2030 by mainstreaming climate change into the Medium Term Plans (MTPs) and implementing adaptation actions. In mitigation, Kenya seeks to abate its GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 relative to the BAU scenario of 143 MtCO2eq. Achievement of the NDC will require both international and domestic support and investment in the form of finance, technology development and capacity building from public and private sectors.
The Country has put in place comprehensive policy, legal and policy frameworks for enhanced and coordinated climate actions. These include; the National climate change framework policy, National policy on climate finance, climate change Act and other specific strategies and action plans. The Climate Change Act in 2016, in particular provides an impetus towards planning, funding and implementing of the NDC and emphasizes on the need for gender mainstreaming in climate change actions. The Act requires the Government to develop five-year National Climate Change Action Plans (NCCAP) to guide the mainstreaming of adaptation and mitigation actions into sector functions of the National and County Governments.
Kenya is finalizing the development of its second National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) for the period 2018-2022 with a vision of low carbon climate resilient development. The NCCAP is the framework for implementing Kenya’s NDC during the planning period. The NCCAP elaborate priority actions across seven strategic intervention areas and enabling actions across sectors. Meeting the targets and implementing the priority actions will require significant support, investments and partnerships and technology innovations for the implementation of the actions and the achievement of the goal of a low carbon climate resilient pathway.
The Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) project supported the development of the second NCCAP and the NDC. The project has received additional funding through UNDP NDC Support Programme that will facilitate implementation of the NDC and the Climate Change Act, 2016. Through this window of funding a gender lens will be applied to enable a more gender-responsive approach to the NDC planning and implementation processes thereby enriching national and county level outcomes.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry through UNDP under the NDC Support Programme of LECRD is seeking to recruit an expert with international experience on climate finance to assist in developing a financing strategy for the Kenya’s NDC.
Objective the assignment
The main objective of the assignment is to develop a comprehensive financing strategy for Kenya’s NDC. The assignment will build on the work done under the NCCAP 2018-2022 and related ATAR and MTAR reports by assessing the priority actions across key sectors, the levels of ambition including budgets provided through the government and financing gaps that require international support to facilitate Kenya to be on track to achieve the NDC target.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:
1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
2. Proposal for implementing the assignment - template provided
3. Offerors letter to UNDP- template provided
Note: The successful applicant will be required to complete a UNDP Personal History Form (P11) form prior to contracting.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com to reach us not later than
11.59 P.M (GMT+3.00) on Monday, 11 February 2019
Please quote KEN-IC-2019-003 – NDC Financing Strategy on the subject line.
Firms are not eligible for this consultancy assignment. Open to international individual consultants only (NB. International implies experience and NOT Nationality).
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