The Adaptation Fund has launched a new USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator, AFCIA) to foster innovation in adaptation in developing countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. Two of the Adaptation Fund’s accredited Multilateral Implementing Entities (MIEs), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have been selected as implementing entities of the AFCIA. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) works in conjunction with UNEP, receiving USD 5 million to administrate and aggregate 25 micro-grants projects (up to USD 250,000 each).
UCLA-Business Case Consultant on Deforestation/Conversion Free Cocoa
UCLA seeks a Business Case Consultant. UCLA, through its Congo Basin Institute (CBI), recently began a collaborative partnership to promote shade-grown cocoa as a conservation tool in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During a one-year Phase I, the project will focus on developing a business case for private sector investment in sustainable cocoa production in DRC.
The business case will detail one or more paths to investment in DRC’s cocoa sector that protect Ituri’s biodiversity, compensates farmers adequately, and produces cocoa that meets quality, quantity, and price demands of the market. The business case will address the needs of actors at multiple levels of the value chain. It will detail opportunities, lay out investment options, address cost and quality issues, estimate timelines, assess risks, and summarize mitigation approaches. It will provide a road map for how companies that are committed to preventing deforestation can invest in cocoa in Ituri.
CBI seeks a part-time consultant to facilitate the business case development during Phase I in collaboration with experts on biodiversity, agronomy, and cocoa production in DRC.
Application materials should be submitted to Patrice Tonnis at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Cocoa business case consultant.” Applications received before October 15 will be given priority.
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