The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) invites not profit-making organisations to submit grant proposals that focus on the project “Building Disasters and Climate Resilience in Central Sahel”.
UNDRR is the United Nations’ focal point for the coordination of disaster risk reduction, working with countries and a broad range of partners and stakeholders to support the implementation, monitoring and review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in coherence with the 2030 Agenda and other instruments, for the multihazard management of disaster risk in development and the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses.
UNDRR issues grants, in line with UN Financial Regulations and Rules, to apolitical and not profit-making organisations to facilitate, implement, or carry out activities related to UNDRR’s and the partner’s mandates and work programmes.
The implementation of CRM programme in Africa seeks to integrate risk-centred approaches into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and climate/forecast information into national and subnational disaster risk reduction strategies. In Niger, the focus on the development and use of risk information and economic analysis, to enable more comprehensive planning and implementation for DRR strategies, investment plans, nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and adaptation plans (NAPs) by governments, local authorities, communities, and businesses.
In Niger, there is a robust architecture of policies and institutions for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: the following main initiatives can be noted:
- The creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management;
- Adoption of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy;
- Adoption of the National Policy on Climate Change and its Action Plan and the Humanitarian and Disaster Management Policy extended to municipalities (PDC) and regions (PDR);
- The national urban development strategy adopted in 2004 (improving the living environment of urban populations and access to basic social services);
- Subscription to the ARC pool fund Africa Risk Capacity – ARC.
- The duration of the proposed project cannot exceed 1st August 2023. The maximum amount requested from UNDRR for the implementation of this project cannot exceed USD 200,000.
- Activity 1. Contextualization of the assessment with partners, scoping and planning.
- Inception: Project Setup, defining the possible methodology, communication chains, contact with stakeholders, mapping of data providers and related institutional mandates, and of the users of the economic analysis;
- Scope of economic analysis: jointly with UNDRR, national authorities and relevant partners agree on the scope of the analysis;
- Responsibilities and timelines: define clear responsibilities and timelines jointly with UNDRR and coordinate national, regional and international stakeholders;
- Inception multi-stakeholder workshop;
- Inception report.
- Detail HR requirements
- Activity 2. Understanding current investments in DRR and CCA in domestic public finance as well as international flows and private finance in Niger.
- Review policies and strategies for DRR, CCA and sustainable development in order to identify the priorities for DRR and CCA measures and investments.
- Map current resource allocation for DRR and CCA from both domestic and external resources (such as ODA).
- Through consultations with national, regional and international stakeholders, identify possible DRR and CCA investments in the pipeline in Niger that should be integrated in the study.
- Report on review of policies and strategies to identify priorities for interventions.
- Report on analysis of current investments.
- Report on the stakeholders consulted and the identified potential investments.
- Activity 3. Methodology, future national trajectories of change and link with risk profile.
- Develop the economic analysis , with special focus on drought and food security, starting by obtaining understanding of future climate impacts and national development scenarios, aligning the methodology with the national risk profile.
- Through engagement with national stakeholders, members of the national DRR platform, mandated authorities, and in close collaboration with the national authority in charge of DRR and CCA, produce an overview of existing economic analysis for flood and drought risk initiatives and associated interventions; the overview is to inform methodological choices and stakeholder involvement for the development and for the dissemination of the economic analysis.
- Design and roll out a series of thematic consultations to ensure engagement of and input from relevant technical staff from national, regional and international organizations in Niger.
- Systematic review of existing work on economic analyses of DRR and CCA measures in Niger;
- Stakeholder consultation workshops to validate the methodology.
- Technical report summarizing the engagement of, and input by DRR stakeholders on the proposed methodology.
- Activity 4 Planning adaptation investments analysis.
- Identify cost-effective drought adaptation measures and evaluate related impacts and economic advantages in terms of payback period;
- In consultation with relevant stakeholders, validate all aspects of the economic analysis, including, among other, agreement on the metrics and the format of the assessment’s results;
- Perform the analysis of adaptation investments, identifying the most suitable and cost efficient;
- Convene multi-sectoral stakeholder capacity development workshops focused on increasing the stakeholders’ capacity for undertaking economic analysis as well as for improved appreciation of the results of the analysis;
- Present the results in a format suitable for validation and use by the project partners;
- Support the national authorities in making necessary arrangements for integration of the assessment in investment decision-making processes and follow up action (for example providing material for capacity development led by the national authorities).
- Detailed report of possible adaptation investments and their associated costs;
- Technical report elaborating the proposed methodology;
- Analytical report with the analysis of investments;
- A list of indicators and metrics agreed by the key partners during stakeholder consultations;
- Capacity development workshop to understand the results of the study and to be able to replicate such exercises in the future;
- Recommendations to national authorities on integration of the assessment in investment decision-making processes;
- Analysis (in desktop version) of available disaggregated output data published in an open access data repository; results can be presented in other innovative ways;
The economic analysis will provide regional, national CCA and DRR bodies as well as local authorities, communities and businesses with essential information for risk informed decisionmaking about investments in DRR and CCA. The activities will be focused on the assessment of the costs and benefits of DRR/CCA investments, reflecting national development priorities and fostering policy coherence in the area of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development. The identified DRR and CCA measures will be developed for selected geographical areas – including prioritized interventions – based on quantitative analysis and it will also provide an analysis of their feasibility. The results will provide the necessary input for the appraisal of partners as well as potential financing regional and global partners such as the African Development Bank, the African Risk Capacity, KfW Development Bank, the World Bank etc.
DRR and CCA practitioners are assisted in formulating and implementing a long-term strategy for economic development, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation, contrasting the vulnerability to the expected adverse effects of climate change with the existing national, regional and/or municipal climate adaptation and disaster risk management strategies as well as policies implemented or under preparation. The Grantee will ensure that all reports, publications, graphic design, and other written products are of high quality and that they are edited by an English editor before they are sent to UNDRR.
- Not profit-making organizations.
For more information, visit https://www.undrr.org/vacancy/call-proposals-2022-007-investing-disasters-and-climate-resilience-niger