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RFP - TO DEVELOP MANAGEMENT/RESTORATION PLANS FOR 10 CATCHMENTS THAT ARE ADJACENT TO RESTORED WETLAND SITES
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :KAMPALA - UGANDA
Deadline :05-Jun-22
Posted on :26-May-22
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :91621
Link to Atlas Project :
00130472 - Strengthening catchment management for wetland restorati
Documents :
Request for Proposal Document
Overview :

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

TO DEVELOP MANAGEMENT/RESTORATION PLANS FOR 10 CATCHMENTS THAT ARE ADJACENT TO RESTORED WETLAND SITES

Background

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) developed a project titled ‘’Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda”. The Project is jointly financed by the Ministry of Water and Environment, Green Climate Fund (GCF) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The project is being implemented by MWE in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), and Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA). The Project aims to address and consider climate change issues when managing critical wetland areas. Project activities were developed to specifically respond to and take into account specific climate-related impacts and vulnerabilities of wetland ecosystems.

In Uganda, wetlands provide many important functions including supporting the agriculture sector particularly in the context of food security. Over 80% of the people living adjacent to wetland areas in Uganda directly depend on wetland resources for their household food security needs especially during the dry period of the year. However, wetland health and resilience can be compromised by poor agricultural practices in the adjacent catchments. For example, in Kabale, district, within the southwestern wetland basin, 58% of the wetlands have been drained for farming and other activities. Communities are searching for land in the wetlands because soils in the catchments are becoming increasingly infertile due to temperature increase and other climatic changes. As a result, the wetland ecosystems have lost their capacity to retain nutrients, store and filter water.

Considering the rate at which wetlands are disappearing, the government of Uganda initiated a process of restoring wetlands and their associated catchments with a major focus on promoting climate resilient agriculture interventions in areas surrounding wetlands in Eastern and South-Western Uganda.

With the above background, UNDP Uganda is seeking a National Consultancy Firm to develop Management/Restoration Plans for 10 Catchments that are adjacent to restored wetland sites

For Request for Proposal Details, please download the attached RFP document

To submit proposals and other related documents, to tenders.kampala@undp.org no later than Sunday 5th June 2022, at 23:59 hours (East African Standard Time).

For additional information, please contact ug.procurement@undp.org.