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Description of the assignment:
In the project area, Majhi communities are feeling heavy pressure which threatens their natural resources, territories, culture and customary ways of life and are struggling to continue their own culture, identity and reclaiming their sovereignty. However, there is lack of comprehensive knowledge of their livelihood, underlying causes of pressure, state of vulnerability and potential options to contribute on their livelihood without compromising their traditional customs and practices.
The national Climate Change Policy (2020) and Forest Policy (2019) of Nepal have given due emphasis to address the problems of the vulnerable, marginalized, and indigenous communities. To contribute to the provisions of government policies, GON/UNDP/GEF project “Developing Climate Resilient Livelihoods in the Vulnerable Watershed in Nepal (DCRL) is targeting to safeguard vulnerable communities and their assets. The project under Outcome 2 aims to promote the traditional watershed friendly practices specifically for indigenous Majhi communities. The Majhi communities draws special attention because they have their own typical custom, skills, knowledge, and customary laws which are being practiced for a long time, and recently is under threatened state, which is becoming essential to protect and promote them. The study undertaken from this assignment is expected to contribute on designing livelihood strategies and plans of actions including occupations, production activities that an individual, a household, community can develop their coping strategies against prevailing stress and shocks. Besides, the study will also contribute to support the livelihood of Majhi community with the promotion of their own customary practices in a adaptive and sustainable way.
Period of assignment/services: Maximum of 30 days over 1.5 months after signing of contract.
No. of Consultants Required: 1 (One)
Duty Station: Kathmandu with travel to field
Expected Places of Travel (if applicable): The project area in lower Dudhkoshi watershed located in between Khotang and Okhaldhunga districts.
Proposal should be submitted at the following address:
Your offer comprising of technical and financial proposals for task, in two Separate sealed envelopes, should reach the following address no later than 04:30 PM NST on 26th July 2021 to the Project Management Unit:
National Project Director
Developing Climate Resilient Livelihoods in the Vulnerable Watershed in Nepal – DCRL
Project Management Unit
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone 01 5320828/ 5320857
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