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CFPs: Promoting Increased Action on Gender Responsive Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Bangladesh)

CFPs: Promoting Increased Action on Gender Responsive Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Bangladesh)

Deadline: 27-Jun-2024

UN Women Bangladesh is seeking proposals to engage a responsible party (national civil society organization) to support the implementation of third outcome i.e.: “National actors are more knowledgeable to implement and monitor gender-responsive and human rights-based climate change policies and plans” of the Empower project.

The aim is to contribute to the following results under the Outcome, cited above, to strengthen the process of gender-responsive climate change adaptation and mitigation at both local and national level. These include:

  • Regional, national, sub-national actors are more knowledgeable to implement and monitor gender-responsive and human rights-based climate change, renewable energy and DRR policies and plans; and
  • Frameworks, policies, roadmaps, action plans and guidelines are strengthened to accelerate gender-responsive climate action, renewable energy, and disaster risk reduction.

Under these outputs, the following key actions are envisaged are envisaged:

  • Develop time-bound (2025 – 2050) and costed sectoral Gender Action Plans for Adaptation to Climate Change (GAPACC), with a clear Monitoring Framework.
  • Enhance the capacity of national, district and Upazila level officials of key ministries: Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MODMR), Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA), Department of Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Renewable energy department of the Ministry of Energy, in alignment with the Climate Change and Gender Action Plan (CCGAP) in order to initiate and expedite implementation of CCGAP.
Funding Information
  • The budget range for this proposal should be (16,500,000 BDT – 18,500,000 BDT)
Required Services/Results 
  • Result Area 1:
    • Develop time-bound (2025 – 2050) and costed sectoral Gender Action Plans for Adaptation to Climate Change (GAPACC) containing a clear monitoring framework. 
      • Scope of Work
        • Undertake an assessment of existing policy, strategy and programming frameworks of six ministries/ departments: Agriculture, Disaster Management and Relief, Water Resources, Finance, Women and Children Affairs, and Local Government and Engineering Department from a gender lens as well as against the CCGAP. The RP will conduct the review in line with relevant global agreements and frameworks, including thender Action Plan (launched in March 2024) for Sendai Framework on DRR, and the Lima Work Programme on Gender, relevant CEDAW Gender Recommendations and CSW Agreed Conclusions, as well as relevant national climate policy documents, action plans, and sectoral policy documents, including the CCGAP (2023) and the National Adaptation Plan (2023-2050).
        • Building on the Assessment, undertake consultations with the target ministries at national as well as at district level, especially; with the Gender and Climate Change focal points, and other relevant officials from the planning units to discuss the need for GAPACC and to help prepare the outline of their specific Ministries. Gender and climate change experts from civil society as well as women’s rights organizations/ women led organizations should be part of these consultations and inform the development of the GAPACC as external experts.
        • Formulate the GAPACCs with clear time-bound actions (2025 to 2050) for each of the six ministries/departments, ensuring timely and comprehensive feedback from the relevant ministries and UN Women during the drafting process.
        • Develop a monitoring framework for the GAPACCs; and support the development of SMART indicators with baseline and targets for each. The RP should make all efforts to ensure that the indicators and reporting accountabilities/responsibilities are understood by relevant officials; areas where availability/use of sex disaggregated data needs to be strengthened should also be identified/discussed through this process. In consultation with UN Women ensure that the sectoral monitoring frameworks align with the overall monitoring framework of the CCGAP
        • Conduct costing of the GAPACC drawing on the cost effectiveness analysis of UN Women on gender responsive climate actions.
      • Expected Deliverables:
        • Assessment Report of the review of the sectoral strategies and programmes
        • Six costed GAPACCs with monitoring frameworks (excluding MOEFCC).
    • Enhance the capacity of national, district and Upazila level officials of the target (7) Ministries. The expected outreach is approximately 175 persons.
      • Conduct a capacity needs assessment of the officials of the target ministries/departments, at the national, district and upazila levels officials to assess their knowledge and understanding of gender responsive climate action in the target districts of EmPower programme (Kurigram, Jamalpur, Khulna, Satkhira and Coxs Bazar) on gender and climate change as well as on sectoral GAPACC.
      • Based on the capacity needs assessment, develop a structured capacity development plan on gender equality and climate change adaptation. This capacity development plan should clearly indicate the training needs of different groups of participants, training approach and methodology and monitoring criteria.
      • Develop the training curriculum on gender equality and climate change adaptation in both English and Bangla. The RP should draw on the existing training modules developed under EmPower, and other modules developed by UN Women on the topics. The training should focus on: (i) strengthening understanding of gender equality in climate change action; (ii) enhancing understanding of international and national normative frameworks on gender responsive climate and (iii) improving skills to implement and monitor gender equality commitments in their sectoral policies/programmes as well as the GAPACC (including GRB tools as relevant). The training plan should include orientation, intensive trainings, and refreshers in line with the CNA for the key government officials of the six target Ministries from national and target Districts of EmPower project.
      • Organise an orientation for a wider set of CSO/WRO’s on gender equality and climate action.
      • Undertake a baseline and endline assessment of the results of the capacity building initiative.
      • Expected Deliverables: 
        • Capacity needs assessment report
        • Training curriculum (modules, training materials etc.)
        • Comprehensive capacity building training result report
        • Baseline and endline report
  • Technical/functional competencies required.
    • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in implementing programmes on gender-responsive climate change, disaster risk reduction, gender equality, and women empowerment; and in formulating result-oriented, and monitoring frameworks based on indicators.
    • Experience of working with government of Bangladesh, and policies and strategies
    • Demonstrable experience in policy advocacy through evidence-based research and providing capacity development support through organizing capacity development interventions including training, meeting, dialogues, seminars, conferences, consultations, and conventions.
    • Demonstrable experience of working at local level with different government departments
    • In-house competence and capacity on climate change, gender equality, and capacity building training.
    • Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services.
      • Result Based Management (RBM)
        • Technical expertise on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB), and costing analysis
  • Operational competencies required: 
    • Demonstrable track record of supporting UN and other International/National NGOs.
    • Organizational profile having adequate permanent human resources and other office equipment and logistic support.
    • Financial Capability should be shown as financial turnover supported by a registered audit firm for the last three years.

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