Seeking experts: Projects in Belize, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominica, Ghana, Nigeria

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Adaptation
Mitigation
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Climate Technology Centre and Network
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Agriculture
Agriculture and forestry
Renewable energy
Energy efficiency
Water
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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking experts for the following technical assistance projects:

Belize is experiencing rising sea levels and increasing frequency and intensity of tropical storms due to climate change. This affects both groundwater quantity and quality, as it causes flooding in coastal agricultural areas and groundwater salinization. Fifty-six percent of the population lives in rural areas and relies on groundwater for agriculture and drinking water. However, the existing aquifers and their annual recharge rate have not been quantified. Given that the management of groundwater resources requires specialized knowledge, and in order to combat climate change and increase the resilience of these communities, quality assessment of water resources and capacity building are needed.

The CTCN will support the design of a groundwater quality monitoring system and identify risks to the supply of water for diverse groundwater users in Belize. In order to identify activities to address the situation, an analysis of groundwater offer and demand in a prioritized region will be conducted, followed by the design of the water availability assessment including water quality monitoring, and finally an analysis of political and technical instruments used at national and regional levels for planning, management, and quality monitoring of water resources.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19343.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/165442

Cote D'Ivoire plans to conduct its Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) with a Technology Action Plan (TAP), in view of the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Technology transfer will have impact toward reducing vulnerability of the population hence increased resilience to climate change and well as steering the country towards a low carbon development path.

The CTCN will support the development of a TNA to identify and prioritize technology transfer and diffusion for climate change mitigation and adaptation in key sectors in Cote D'Ivoire.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19345.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/165444

Dominica is reliant on imported fossil fuels, leaving it vulnerable to global oil price fluctuations that directly impact the cost of electricity. The island revised its 2011 National Energy Plan in 2014 to state its objective of using sustainable and indigenous resources to become self-sufficient with regard to electricity generation by 2020, and to describe a scenario in which it becomes a net exporter of electricity from its geothermal resources. Renewable energy installations have the potential to lower the fuel charge portion of electricity rates and increase the reliability of electricity services through appropriate planning and operating procedures. Small solar energy generation units can contribute to the energy transition in Dominica. However, the island has not yet identified the feasibility and benefits of expanding self-sufficient renewable energy generation solutions that can reduce fossil fuel dependency.

The overall objective of the technical assistance is to develop a technical and economic feasibility analysis of small solar generation units and water storage systems on public buildings in Dominica.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19344.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/165443

Smallholder farmers in Ghana, who rely primarily on rainfed agriculture, are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In semi-arid northern Ghana, 90% of the population depends on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. The predicted increase in temperature due to climate change could cause a decrease in the length of the wet season, an increase in rainfall intensity (i.e. increased risk of flooding), an increase in the number of dry days per month, and more frequent heatwaves. The fluctuating frequency and volume of rainfall directly affects water availability for agriculture, leading to decreased productivity for smallholder farmers and prolonged periods of food insecurity. Solar powered irrigation systems (SPIS) provide a flexible and renewable energy source that would enable smallholder farmers to access water resources in an efficient manner during periods of water scarcity, benefiting productivity and food security.

Taking into consideration SPIS that build on any existing hard technology options and soft technology solutions that create an enabling environment to enable the uptake and dissemination of the technology (policy, financing, training), the objective is to provide a sustainable and efficient means of irrigation for smallholder farmers.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19346.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/165445

Nigeria is the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, but power sector limitations are constraining further economic development. Being endowed with large oil, gas, hydro and solar resources, the government has the potential to generate more than 12,500 MW of electric power from existing plants, but on most days it is only able to generate around 4,000 MW due to the unavailability of gas, breakdowns, water shortage and grid constraints that result in frequent electricity outages. The government has therefore prioritized energy generation, transmission and consumption efficiency as key actions in its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as there is a need to formulate and implement energy efficiency programs in various sectors to reduce power shortage and also increase the competitiveness of the industrial sector by reducing energy intensity per unit product. 

The objective is to develop a harmonized framework of regulations that instigate adoption and  implementation of energy efficient technologies and practices in the industrial, commercial and transport sectors. The technical assistance will also support the development of an institutional structure to monitor and report on activities undertaken toward compliance with the regulations.

For more information, please visit:

UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi19347.pdf

UNGM Portal: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/165446

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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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