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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
CONSULTANCY FIRM OR PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT THE UPGRADE OF CASSAVA, SESAME AND SUNFLOWER VALUE CHAINS IN ADJUMANI, OBONGI AND LAMWO DISTRICTS, TARGETING REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES.
UNDP Uganda with support from the Government of the Republic of South Korea and working in partnership with the District Local Governments of Adjumani, Obongi and Lamwo is implementing the Uganda Host and Refugee Community Empowerment Project’ that started 2019 and will be concluding in 2023. This is an area-based, gender-responsive emergency livelihoods and economic recovery project, implemented using the UNDP 3X6 model. The overall objective of this project is to improve the economic livelihoods of Refugees and Host communities with an emphasis on women and youth in refugee-hosting communities. Two major inter-related outcomes are expected: (i) Socio-economic gender equality in the context of livelihood improved, (ii) Enhanced capacities for mainstreaming gender equity and Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention among key sub-national government agencies, communities, livelihood actors, and private sector. The project aims to directly support 7,200 individual beneficiaries and over 36,000 people indirectly.
Uganda Host and Refugee Community Empowerment (UHRCEP) Project conducted a farm and non-farm value chain assessment in 2021. The assessment was aimed at building a clear understanding of constraints that prevent Refugees and Host community members from exploiting opportunities along the value chains of selected commodities. The assessment also aimed to provide a mapping of possible interventions that can be undertaken to build the capacity of the target communities, to exploit economic opportunities for improved livelihoods and to provide strategic recommendations for UNDP in upgrading the selected value chains.
The value chain study identified three agricultural value chains for upgrade (Cassava, Sesame, and sunflower) in the three districts. The study recommended the production and aggregation value chain nodes as the key entry points for value chain upgrading because they provide the turning points for the value chain functionality and a greater multiplier effect across the value chains. It emphasized innovations that focus on the improved coordination of production, technological upgrading to improve harvest and post-harvest management on one hand.
UNDP Uganda is seeking to hire a qualified Consultancy firm or Private Sector Organizations to support the upgrade of Cassava, Sesame and Sunflower Value Chains in Adjumani, Obongi and Lamwo Districts, targeting refugees and host communities
For full details of the Request for Proposal, please vdownload the attached RFP Document
And submit your proposal with other related documents through e-Tendering https://etendering.partneragencies.org. Event ID number: 0000012982, not later than Sunday 14th July 2022, at 16:59 hours (East African Standard Time).
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