|Overview : |
Malawi, like all the other Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) communicated to the world, its plan to transition towards low-emission and climate resilient development through submission of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) in September 2015, now NDC and ratification of the Paris Agreement in June 2017.
In 2016, the Government of Malawi developed its National Climate Change Management Policy (NCCMP), which provides a guidance framework for coordination, implementation and financing of climate change activities in the country. The NCCMP prioritizes enhanced financing for implementation and coordination of climate change management activities through increased national budgetary allocation, establishment of a National Climate Change Management Fund, improved access to domestic and international climate financing (both multilateral and bilateral) and private sector investments. The fund would support in providing predictable and reliable financing for climate change management. The GoM gazzetted the climate change fund regulations in 2018 bringing the climate change fund into effect.
With technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has initiated the process of operationalising the Fund. The overall objective of the Fund is to harmonize and rationalize climate change funding both from domestic and external sources for implementation of priorities outlined in the National Climate Change Investment Plan, the NCCMP and related adaptation and mitigation priorities such as the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA), National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA), National Adaptation Plans and National Determined Contributions (NDC).
The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining through Environmental Affairs Department is therefore seeking services of an International Consultancy firm to develop an operational manual for the Climate Change Fund in Malawi. The consultants shall work in close liaison with UNDP and Environmental Affairs Department at all stages with extensive consultations to al relevant stakeholders.