Support to the Government of Zimbabwe for the Preparation of the NDC under Activity

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Country : Zimbabwe
Summary : Support to the Government of Zimbabwe for the Preparation of the NDC under Activity AB60 of NDC Country Action Engagement Plan
ZWT Ref No : 46587868
Tender Notice No : 1270867
Competition : ICB
Financier : World Bank (WB)
Block 3, Arundel Business Park 107 Norfolk Road, Mount Pleasant Harare Tel:(+263-4) 369-130/1 Attn: Nkulumo Zinyengere / Enos Esikuri
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Tender Details : Expression of Interest are invited for Support to the Government of Zimbabwe for the Preparation of the NDC under Activity AB60 of NDC Country Action Engagement Plan. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR SELECTION # 1270867 This Request for Expression of Interest is for a Firm Selection. Please log in as a valid Firm User if you wish to express interest in this selection. Selection Information Assignment Title Support to the Government of Zimbabwe for the preparation of the NDC under activity AB60 of NDC country action engagement plan. Publication Date 15-Oct-2020 Expression of Interest Deadline 22-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time - Washington D.C.) Language of Notice English Selection Notice Assignment Country ZW - Zimbabwe Funding Sources The World Bank Group intends to finance the assignment/services under: BB - BANK BUDGET TF0B3384 - Zimbabwe (ENB) â NDC-SF Track 3 Grant Individual/Firm The consultant will be a firm. Assignment Description SELECTION FOR CONSULTANTS BY THE WORLD BANK GROUP REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Electronic Submissions through World Bank Group eConsultant2 ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW Assignment Title: 1270867 - Support to the Government of Zimbabwe for the preparation of the NDC under activity AB60 of NDC country action engagement plan. Assignment Countries: - Zimbabwe ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION The World Bank seeks to engage the services of a consulting firm to support the drafting and completion of an economy-wide, ambitious NDC. The consultant will: (i) Review the evolving policy, institutional and development policy framework for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Zimbabwe; (ii) Foster a shared framework among partners on an overarching methodology for green-house gas mitigation modeling, prioritization and investment analyses across key sectors and subsectors with significant potential for GHG mitigation for Zimbabwe. This work is closely guided by the LEDS and NDC Implementation Framework; and (iii) Coordinate, obtain and consolidate the work and outputs of partner agencies supporting the mitigation modeling, prioritization and investment analyses for key sectors. (iv) Articulate an overarching roadmap, financial and institutional framework for implementing the revised NDC report and related MRV framework. INDIVIDUAL / FIRM PROFILE The consultant will be a firm. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS The World Bank Group now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for individuals). Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2 ( Any questions should be directed to Nkulumo Zinyengere ( and Enos Esikuri ( NOTES Following this invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of funding. Only those firms which have been shortlisted will receive notification. No debrief will be provided to firms which have not been shortlisted. Attachments Optional TOR File Qualification Criteria 1. Provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment. * 2. Provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm. * 3. Provide information on their core business and years in business. * 4. Provide information on the qualifications of key staff. * THE WORLD BANK TERMS OF REFERENCE (DRAFT: OCTOBER 05, 2020) SUPPORT FOR ACTIVITY A860 UNDER THE NDC COUNTRY ACTION ENGAGEMENT PLAN (NDC CAEP) IN ZIMBABWE A. BACKGROUND Climate change poses a severe threat to the development plans and priorities of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its over-reliance on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture where rain fed agriculture is practiced by a majority of the communal farmers. The climate change vulnerability is compounded by the low adaptive capacity among the majority of the rural population. Climate change threatens Zimbabwe-s inclusive growth agenda and its shared prosperity and poverty reduction efforts as poor and marginalized groups will incur the greatest burden. The country has seen a considerable increase in frequency and intensity in extreme weather events and natural disasters, causing huge losses, particularly droughts. The risks of droughts and other extreme-weather events are projected to increase with implications for energy, food security and livelihoods. As assessed in a series of technical papers recently prepared by the World Bank in 2015 in support of the National Climate Policy, most of the impacts of climate variability and climate change will be transmitted through negative effects on natural resources and related socio-economic activities, which will affect both individuals and communities` well-being, as well as the economy as a whole. There is a strong direct positive correlation between the prevailing climate and general economic growth; for example, annual GDP declined during drought years (such as 1983, 1987, 1992, 1995, 2019) and increased during good rainfall years (e.g. 1996 and 2009). The Government has undertaken important steps towards strengthening Zimbabwe`s resilience to climate variability and change whilst ensuring sustainable development as stated in the INDC. The Government is committed to take urgent action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. The Zimbabwe National Climate Policy (2017) provides the framework for mainstreaming climate change within national development plans, and was supported by several other policy instruments. Zimbabwe is party to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its subsequent protocols. Accordingly, in 2017 Zimbabwe ratified the Paris of Agreement of 2015 that seeks to mandate countries to contribute to the ambitious goal of reducing green-house gas emissions to limit the long-term global rise in temperature to 1.5% above pre-industrial levels. In October 2015, Zimbabwe submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) which defines priority actions to build resilience to climate change and pursuing low carbon development (UNFCCC, 2015), which became a full-fledged NDC upon ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2017. The NDC sets a 2030 target of reducing energy emissions per capita by 33% in comparison to its projected Business as Usual (BAU). Priority actions include increased renewable energy production (particularly from hydro-power and solar), energy efficiency, bio-fuels and climate smart agriculture. This target is conditional to international financial support, ability to leverage domestic resources, technology transfer and capacity building. The NDC identifies key measures to achieve the target and investment needs. Zimbabwe-s NDC has focused on the energy sector for climate change mitigation as this sector is the main GHG contributor and the country has a vast potential for renewable energy production. However, the NDC mentions actions and investments beyond the energy sector, involving the transport, waste management, forestry and agriculture sectors. The World Bank provided technical assistance to the Government of Zimbabwe to undertake further analysis on the measures proposed in the NDC in order to prioritize the interventions. The NDC Implementation Framework (2019) undertakes detailed green-house gas modelling and prioritizes investments in the energy sector, and the attendant investment analysis and monitoring-reporting-verification (MRV) framework. Building on the foregoing and in accordance with the UNFCCC requirement for parties to prepare a mid-century low carbon development trajectory, the Government of Zimbabwe obtained support from the UNDP-Russia Trust Fund to extend the NDC work to other sectors across the economy. Accordingly, the Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS, 2020-50) goes beyond energy to include other IPCC sectors notably agriculture and forestry (AFOLU), industrial processes and product use (IPPU), and waste, while extending this framework to more economic sectors and sub-sectors notably energy generation and transmission, industry especially cement, ferrochrome, iron-and-steel; transport, mining, and local authorities. Notwithstanding the different timeframes and therefore feasible opportunities for climate change mitigation, the LEDS effectively serves as an economy-wide extension of the energy-focused NDC. Zimbabwe-s first-generation NDCs, and by definition the LEDS, was long on mitigation and reticent on adaptation. The UNFCCC-s National Adaptation Process provides a framework for countries to incorporate adaptation into NDCs and national development strategies. The adaptation dimension of NDCs has the overall objective of reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change by strengthening adaptive capacity and resilience. The integration of adaptation in NDCs will draw on the ongoing work of developing and rolling out the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in Zimbabwe, itself steeped in the longer-term National Adaptation Process in UNFCCC-speak. The NAP will provide an organic framework for coord
Deadline : 22nd Oct 2020
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