Request for Proposals - Addressing Common Challenges & Strengthening Cross-Border Collaboration Mechanisms Between Africa Protected Areas Authorities

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AWF as the APAD Secretariat invites qualified bidders to submit a proposal for the provision of consultancy services for the development of strategies to strengthen cross-border cooperation for Africa Protected Areas Authorities, including documenting cross-border cooperation mechanisms and best practices and developing cooperation policy guidelines for use by all Africa Protected Areas Authorities to deal with cross-border challenges.

Africa Protected Areas Directors (APAD)

The APAD Forum is a platform jointly formed by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The purpose of the APAD is to foster information sharing, develop a common agenda for Africa's protected areas, facilitate collaboration and collective responsibility among the Africa Protected Areas directors and engagement at the Africa Protected Areas Congress (Kigali, March 7-12, 2022).

Addressing Common Challenges & Strengthening Cross-Border Collaboration Mechanisms Between Africa Protected Areas Authorities

Africa’s Protected Areas are faced with a range of cross-border challenges that take different forms and have different intensities. To successfully deal with these challenges, trans-border co-operation is paramount, i.e. in the conservation and management of shared natural resources. This will ultimately promote biodiversity and socio-economic development for both parties.

The APAD Working Group on Addressing Common Challenges and Cooperation Mechanisms between Africa Protected Areas is one of the three APAD Working Groups and was formed to deliberate over the APAD recommendation; to develop practical ways of cross-border collaboration and addressing common challenges such as biodiversity loss, illegal wildlife trade, disease outbreaks and impacts of climate change. AWF, in collaboration with IUCN, seeks to engage a consultant who will work with the APAD Working Group on Addressing Common Challenges and Cooperation Mechanisms to undertake this recommendation. This consultancy aims to strengthen cross-border cooperation between Africa Protected Areas Authorities, including documenting cross-border cooperation mechanisms and best practices and developing cooperation policy guidelines for use by all Africa Protected Areas Authorities to deal with cross-border challenges.

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Technical and financial proposals must be submitted via email in PDF format showing each the nature of the offer concerned (technical or financial offer), and the firm’s name and both put in sub folder marked as follows: “Provision of consultancy services for the Development of Strategies to Address Common Challenges and Cooperation Mechanism for Africa’s Protected Areas.” not later than January 25, 2022, 06:00 PM (Nairobi time) to EOeri@awf.org and copy FKumah@awf.org and IAnangwe@awf.org.