IUCN has launched a call for proposals for the management and delivery of the Project Preparation process for the ‘Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems in Mekong Countries’ project. Approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council in April 2016, the project will be implemented by GEF Partner Agency, IUCN. The goal of the project is to sustainably manage peatland ecosystems in targeted countries, including Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar, and to conserve biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
IUCN will be awarding a contract to lead the Project Preparation process resulting in the production and approval of a GEF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Endorsement Request and a full IUCN Project Document. The Consultancy Team will be required to work according to the detailed requirements specified in the Request for Proposals.
The project will contribute to the ASEAN Programme on Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems 2014-2020 (APSMPE) endorsed by Environment Ministers in 2013, the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP), and the ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy 2006-2020 (APMS). It will also contribute to implementation of the CBD, UNFCCC and UNCCD.
Any queries and questions regarding the content or process for the requests for proposals should be directed to the IUCN Contact (Angela Joehl Cadena) and the deadline for submission of questions is Friday, 12 August, 2016. The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, 1 September, 2016 at 17:00 ICT (Indochina Time). Proposers are required to submit their proposals to Angela Joehl Cadena.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided $14.5 billion in grants and mobilized $75.4 billion in additional financing for almost 4,000 projects. The GEF has become an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector to address global environmental issues.