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IC-CONSULTANCY FOR PREPARATION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES VALUATION WITHIN NG41
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :BOTSWANA - BOTSWANA
Deadline :15-Jun-20
Posted on :31-May-20
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :66417
Link to Atlas Project :
00102700 - Environment and Climate change response
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Overview :

The Government of Botswana herein and represented by the Ministry of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism (MENT) supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) seeks the services of a consultant to conduct an Ecosystem Services Valuation (ESV) for the Okavango Mababe Concession also known as NG41. At 1600 square kilometres, Okavango Mababe Concession, is a Wildlife Management Area (WMA) to the northeast of the Okavango Delta, designated for extractive Wildlife Utilization. The vast majority of the area is dry mopane woodland and also features the Mababe Marshes and the termination of the Khwai River. The Mababe community adopted the Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) process by forming the Mababe-Zokotsama Community Development Trust, which oversees the villages’ CBNRM activities. The MENT seeks to facilitate deeper integration of an ecosystems approach into the national policy and legislative framework for development planning, with a primary focus on land use both (terrestrial and aquatic resources), using the NG41 as a platform. The process should also facilitate capacity building for land use planning through enhancement to the policy and regulatory frameworks to consider and value ecosystem services and important biodiversity in future development planning processes. The primary tasks involve development of a framework to promote the integration of ecological considerations into planning policies, and regulations and guidelines for development categories