Seeking experts: CTCN projects in Georgia, Honduras, Mexico, Nepal, Zambia

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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking experts for the following technical assistance projects:

Georgia is a rich forested country (approximately 40% of the area). A massive wildfire was raging in Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park in the summer of 2017, and it lasted over a month. A site-specific fire monitoring policy will allow local populations with high risks of exposure to forest fire hazards to take appropriate actions to avoid or reduce risks and to prepare effective responses will be redacted, and users and administrators of the future system trained to its functionalities. Preservation of forests contributes to the significant reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) removal towards the improvement of the resilience of ecosystems to climate change while minimizing the impact of extreme weather phenomena such as flooding. Therefore, it is very important to develop a system for early detection of wildfires towards protecting the environment contributing to climate change resiliency.

The CTCN with the selected experts will benchmark, select, design and test suitable integrated monitoring and early warning forest fire detection system in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19504.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/168723

The geographical location of Honduras between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans exposes it to numerous and diverse natural hazards and extreme weather events. The CTCN, in conjunction with community resilience experts from the Government of Honduras (ICF), the UNESCO Chair in Sustainability, and the University of Aarhus and SDU, will support the implementation of strategies to develop nature-based solutions to increase the resilience of rural mountain communities in these areas affected by extreme weather events. They will conduct a demonstration pilot, codesigned with an indigenous community in Montaña de Celaque National Park. The technical assistance will support the creation of a multi-stakeholder working group for co-governance among all participating actors (government, communities and universities) for the development of an adaptation plan, develop a participatory model of disaster prevention through the use of nature-based solutions in the pilot community, and contribute to the development of multifunctional pilots for: 1) risk management of torrential rains; 2) reduction of the risk of erosion and landslides; 3) water conservation and water management in drought episodes; 4) use of rainwater; 5) treatment of diffuse pollution by agriculture and livestock and conservation of drinking water; and 6) sustainable sanitation for communities.  

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19505.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/168724

Sustainability is one of the guiding axes of the Mexico City Governance Plan, 2019-2024. The circular economy is a driver of development that will make it possible to take advantage of opportunities for the revalorization of materials flows, which will contribute to the mitigation of socio-environmental impacts and generate direct economic benefits for businesses and local communities.

The CTCN together with the experts will provide technical support from specialists in the field of the circular economy and the technologies of Industry 4.0 for the development of a platform for the interchange of materials derived from construction and demolition, for the transition towards the circular economy in Mexico City. The created marketplace-type platform is expected to serve as a pilot project for application at the national level.

The assistance includes an analysis of the current situation of the construction and demolition sector from the perspective of the circular economy; the development of a proposed business model based on the analysis of the political, regulatory and incentive environment; and the creation of monitoring indicators. The platform's prototype will be trialed in a pilot and manuals for its users and administrators will be developed. In addition, a sectoral work group will be created to consult on key assistance inputs.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19506.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/168725

Climate change threatens Nepal’s agriculture sector, which is highly dependent on water and other climate-sensitive resources. The agriculture sector employs over two-thirds of the labor force and contributes to roughly one-third of the country's GDP.The objective of the technical assistance is to customize weather and climate information products issued by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology to the needs of local farmers. The assistance will support the development of an application programming interface (API) for the automatic dissemination of location-specific customized 3-day weather forecasts to farmers in user-friendly language using mobile and internet-based SMS. The dissemination system will then be piloted in selected communities to build farmers’ capacity to use this information.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19507.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/168726

A water crisis is worsening in Zambia, especially in drought-prone areas, due to the drying up of surface water resources. Climate change has reduced the amount of rainfall, forcing woman and children to walk longer distances to gain access to clean and safe water, and in turn shifting the focus toward the harnessing of groundwater resources. In Zambia, groundwater is a major source of domestic water and its use for irrigation is predicted to increase substantially to combat growing food insecurity. Groundwater constitutes an important buffer, serving as a water reserve during surplus periods as well as a vital water source during times of shortage. It is therefore slated to play an essential role in climate change adaptation. Despite this, there is little quantitative information on groundwater resources, as groundwater storage has been omitted from assessments of freshwater availability.

Aquifer mapping would provide an accurate and comprehensive micro-level picture of groundwater in Zambia and enable the development of a robust groundwater management plan that will provide drinking water security, improved irrigation facilities and sustainable development of water resources in rural and peri-ubran areas. The Department for Water Resources and Development (DWRD) Groundwater Division staff have some level of understanding of the aquifer mapping; however, the department does not have the most recent technology for operational forecasts and systems. The specific barriers to be addressed include a lack of modern equipment and data analysis tools and lacking expertise in aquifer identification and mapping, inadequate financial resources to support exploratory drilling, limited capacity to assess technological options, and lack of skilled personnel. Capacity development, knowledge and technical assistance are needed to develop aquifer management plans. 

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19508.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/168727

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

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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