REQUEST FOR TENDER
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE FRAMEWORK FOR RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE PACIFIC 2017 – 2030
The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP) was approved by Pacific leaders at their meeting held in September 2016. The FRDP is a regional policy instrument that provides strategic guidance to multiple stakeholders (including governments, civil society, private sector, regional organisations, academia, development partners and donors) on actions that can be pursued to build resilience to climate change and disasters embedded within national development policies, plans and processes. It is comprised of 10 Guiding Principles which provides the behavioral foundation upon which 3 Goals (containing 131 Priority Actions) are based, to strengthen resilience.
To enable the effective and efficient implementation of the FRDP, Pacific leaders in September 2017 approved the establishment of the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP). The PRP is the vehicle that takes forward the FRDP as a ‘Pacific movement for resilience building’. It is a network of stakeholders that drive resilience action at national, sub national, regional and international levels; coming together under a single umbrella mechanism in a coordinated and cohesive manner . The rationale of the PRP is that greater coordination of effort is required to create an enabling environment for building resilience through which multiple actors including government, civil society, the private sector, development sectors (e.g. agriculture, water, fisheries, health, education), local level government, science and technology sectors, academia, traditional leaders and community groups and others can connect, cooperate and collaborate. The PRP is multi-disciplinary and includes actors that work in sectors including social science and gender, physical and social vulnerabilities, climate change, disaster risk management, finance, engineering, science, ecosystems management etc.
Governance arrangements for the PRP were made functional at the regional level in 2018 with the ultimate intent that the PRP also includes formal and official membership at the national and subnational level within Pacific Island countries and territories. The regional governance arrangements include the PRP Taskforce which is an apex mechanism that provides strategic oversight and advice for the implementation of the FRDP. To support and enhance FRDP implementation a series of Technical Working Groups were established commencing in 2019 which address specific priorities that have emerged including Human Mobility, Localisation, Risk Governance and Disaster Risk Finance. Alongside the Technical Working Groups is a biennial meeting of the PRP titled the Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) which brings together all stakeholder groups that are supporting the implementation of the FRDP. The PRM has met twice: in 2019 and 2021. Administrative and logistical support to enable the various regional mechanisms to function is provided by the PRP Support Unit: a trilateral support arrangement set in pace by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
The objective of the MTR is to:
(i) Assess and evaluate the relevance, impact, value-add and sustainability of the FRDP as a regional framework to guide the implementation of climate change and disaster resilience building in the Pacific including identifying concrete examples where the FRDP has strengthened linkages between the relevant national plans with the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement and SDGs and at the regional level, its linkages with the over-arching 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific;
(ii) Assess the value of the existing FRDP implementation arrangements via the PRP and identify opportunities for strengthening future FRDP implementation including recommendations for enhancements to the institutional arrangements for the PRP and its efficiency and effectiveness at the regional, national and subnational levels,
(iii) Consolidate concrete examples of success stories linked to the FRDP and the PRP governance arrangements, and
(iv) Provide recommendations for progressing beyond the FRDP timelines.
SCOPE OF WORK
The consultant will carry out the responsibilities and tasks as set out under the Terms of Reference (ToR) document which can be downloaded from www.tenders.net/forumsec.
HOW TO APPLY
Submissions should be titled:
REQUEST FOR TENDER: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE MID TERM REVIEW OF THE FRAMEWORK FOR RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE PACIFIC 2017 – 2030
Method of Submissions:
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Deadline for Submissions:
Submissions need to reach the Secretariat by 4.30 pm, 28 April 2023. Late or incomplete tenders will not be considered.
Questions and Answers
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