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Brief

Establish women's home gardening in Ailuk and Santo Atolls, RMI

Contract #
RFP18-064
Location
Everywhere
Closed On
Mon 03/12/2018 - 05:00 PM NZDT
Tender Details
The European Union (EU) - North Pacific - Readiness for El Niño (RENI) regional project, implemented by SPC, is about communities working to secure food and water resources ahead of drought. The three-year (2017 - 2020) project is funded with €4.5 million from the EU and implemented in collaboration with the governments and peoples of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Marshall Islands (RMI) and Palau. The specific objective of the RENI project is to strengthen the implementation of a sustainable, multi sectoral, multi stakeholder approach to readiness for future El Niño events.
In RMI the Government has chosen to focus on enhancing food security in the northern atolls, and in particular in Ailuk and Santo-Kwajalein, whilst sharing the results and trainings with Enewetak, Mejit, Wotho, and Utrik. Activities already scheduled and planned include the establishment of nurseries, increased availability of local food crops, and improved soil management practices in Ailuk Atoll. Agricultural equipment, including generators, shredders, tillers, small hand equipment etc. has already been purchased and shipped to Ailuk in 2018. A very basic nursery also exists in Ailuk Atoll, although is little utilised. Two agricultural extension agents will be in position in Ailuk Atoll in 2019 and one in Santo Atoll. A parallel RENI project activity will enhance the water storage system for the nursery in Ailuk. The project activities in RMI will be led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (MNRC) in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Culture and other partners.
The delivery of this consultancy will require in-depth knowledge and experience in sustainable atoll agriculture in the remote outer atolls of RMI. Understanding of the cultural context and fluency in the Marshallese language is also a requirement. The consultancy will require regular liaison with RENI Project staff in Suva, Fiji and with the RENI RMI Project Coordinator in MNRC, Majuro. The Consultant will also be required to travel regularly to Ailuk and Santo Atolls where challenges in transportation and the supply of natural resources (e.g. food and water) may exist. Delivery of the RENI project requires understanding and application of a gender sensitive/rights based approach (more information on a rights-based approach is available at http://rrrt.spc.int/) as well as close collaboration with relevant agencies (government and non-government) working in RMI.
Consultations and assessments have already been conducted for the RENI project in RMI and are available on the project website at http://ccprojects.gsd.spc.int/eu-north-pacific-reni/
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