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EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA

The key role of the consultant/s is to review and evaluate all financing and resourcing options of protected areas in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those currently being used, as well as potential innovative new options.

One of the main regional priorities identified at the BIOPAMA regional inception workshops in 2018 was related to the financing and resourcing of protected areas. It is for this reason that we would like to get an understanding of the current situation across the region, and the gaps which exist, to identify where capacity building is required and also to provide information on all financing and resourcing options available.

Working under the supervision of the BIOPAMA Regional Coordinator, the key role of the consultant/s is to review and evaluate all financing and resourcing options of protected areas in the ESA region, including those currently being used, as well as potential innovative new options.

The consultant will review all existing literature and liaise with relevant stakeholders to develop a report on what financing and resourcing options are being used, where, when and why certain options are being used as opposed to others, as well as including a broad overview of how these funds are currently being spent.

This information will be used to develop various workshop programmes to assist countries in understanding what financing and resourcing options are available, which to use when and how, and best practices related to each. The aim is to provide a basis on which BIOPAMA can build awareness and capacities to improve the financing and resourcing of protected and conserved areas through a suite of relevant and appropriate options to improve biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

Expressions of intrest should be submitted by 28 July 2019. Contracting is expected to be concluded in the week of 5 August with work beginning on 12 August 2019.

The details of the consultancy are available here.
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