|Overview : |
The overall objective of the consultancy is for the Individual Consultant (IC) National Gender and Safeguard Specialist to develop mandatory project Annexes related to gender, stakeholder engagement and application of social and environmental safeguards, and will support adherence to UNDP’s SESP and specific requirements, as appropriate for the development of a Prodoc for an Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) Project - Promoting beneficiation and value addition from Botswana's genetic resources through enhanced capacity for research and development and protection of traditional knowledge. This medium-sized project will be implemented and funded within the context of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) STAR Allocation under the 7th replenishment (GEF 7). The process of developing the ProDoc will be consultative, and require careful consideration of existing, planned or missing capacity within the Department of Environmental Affairs to realize the effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. The project framework has already been developed through a participatory process involving key stakeholders in government and UNDP – the consultant will be required to use this, and other contextual information supplied to them, to complete all relevant sections of the GEF-7 ProDoc template for a medium-sized project.