The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in 2018 to support the Government of Rwanda’s plan to enhance Volcanoes National Park. AWF and RDB want to determine the feasibility of using bamboo for Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) mechanism and as a potential commercial opportunity for production and manufacturing in the Musanze District adjacent to Volcanoes National Park. AWF and RDB wish to understand if there is an opportunity for small farmers in the Musanze District to grow bamboo as a restoration mechanism and to generate income.
AWF and RDB want to assess: (a) restoring agricultural land with bamboo; (b) growing bamboo alongside crops; and (c) developing a commercial manufacturing business with bamboo products. AWF is currently seeking proposals from eligible consultants and/or firms to assess the feasibility of bamboo production for FLR and commercial opportunities.
AWF is seeking a bamboo expert to assess the feasibility of bamboo production for FLR and commercial production. During this assignment, the Consultant will evaluate the feasibility of bamboo production within Musanze District and make a recommendation to AWF and RDB as to how to best implement bamboo production. With the objective to restore agricultural land in the buffer zone of Volcanoes National Park, produce bamboo alongside crops and provide socio-economic opportunities to local communities, AWF is seeking a bamboo expert to help understand:
The overall business plan should include FLR and commercial opportunities and outline specific details on how this project would accomplish FLR as well as improved quality of life and socio-economic opportunity for Rwandans.
The Consultant shall provide AWF and RDB with:
AWF and RDB are seeking a bamboo expert(s) with experience in and knowledge about bamboo as an FLR tool and commercial production of bamboo products. Prior knowledge of Rwanda is a plus.
Proposals should include:
Bidders should submit their proposal to:
Kathleen H. Fitzgerald
Senior Conservation Advisor, African Wildlife Foundation
With copy to:
Procurement Officer, African Wildlife Foundation
Deadline: May 26, 2019