Call for Experts: Radio-Internet climate technology for Agricultural Resilience in Nigeria


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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking qualified interested firms in our Network to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for the following technical assistance: 

The Radio-Internet (RANET) climate disruptive technology initiative: Harnessing the combined potential of Radio and Internet to enhance agricultural resilience in rural Kebbi State, Northwestern Nigeria

Deadline: 14 July 2023

The overall objective of this technical assistance will be to pilot the RANET (Radio Internet System) in Kebbi State, Nigeria. RANET is a unique exploitation of the radio and internet to afford rural communities the opportunity to leverage technology and radio, which has widespread use in rural communities to build the resilience of smallholder agricultural practitioners, promote wider use of agrometeorological services to improve data availability, climate forecasting, early warning, adaptation planning and decision making in the agricultural sector for the Kebbi State in Nigeria. In the medium and long term, this project aims to reduce climate risks in agricultural production, thereby improving food supply and livelihood security. Some of the expected activities are:

  • Creation of a steering committee, mapping of stakeholders and inception meeting
  • Development of implementation planning and communication documents.
  • Diagnose existing equipment and define the needs and the characteristics of the optimal system to transfer adequate climate data from the NIMET to local farmers of the Kebbi State, North-western Nigeria to increase their resilience to Climate Change and their decision-making process while managing their land.
  • Designing the architecture of the system, identification of relevant technologies and identify the barriers, the challenges, the opportunities, and strength of the systems in place to implement such a technology
  • Organize in-person meeting to validate the prototype technology
  • Piloting the technology in Kebbi state, plan the implementation of the pilot project and validation of the final prototype.

In case you are not a CTCN network member yet, you may still apply (further details are found in the document).

The complete details of the requirement will be provided in the tender documents that will be issued to bidders after this request for EOI is closed. 

For more information, please visit UNGM portal here and UNPD Intranet here.

Please note that this request for expression of interest (EOI) is not an invitation for submission of tenders. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested and eligible to participate in the solicitation when issued. Vendors that are deemed qualified upon completion of an objective evaluation of their EOI submission will receive the final tender solicitation documents.

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