United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

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  • Title of the EOI: Development and delivery of a blended training programme for the Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES)
  • Date of this EOI: 28 January 2021
  • Closing Date for Receipt of EOI: 10 February 2021
  • EOI Number: EOIUNECA18119
  • E-mail Address: shiferaw3@un.org
  • Address EOI response by e-mail for the Attention of: Rahel Tarekegne
  • UNSPSC Code: 86101500;86132100, 86132101; 86132102



This consultancy seeks to develop and deliver a comprehensive training programme on the integration of climate resilience in investments in various key sectors, including agriculture, energy, water, transport, cities and ecosystems under the Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES). AFRI-RES is a joint initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC), the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB), with initial funding from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). It aims at strengthening the capacity of Member States and stakeholders in building resilience, including through better early warning systems and climate-proofing of long-lived investments in climate-sensitive sectors to ensure that investments made today can perform and yield returns under future climate.

The integration of climate risks in the planning of climate-sensitive investments requires a change in mindset away from entrenched and siloed behaviour and practices to an integrated framework approach that brings together climate information, climate impact assessment and decision-making. This is particularly important for Africa as it is being and will continue to be impacted the most from the adverse effects of climate change, even though the continent contributes less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is why the ECA (through its African Climate Policy Centre), the African Union Commission, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Nordic Development Fund have teamed up and established the Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility. AFRI-RES is structured under four components as follows:

  • Component 1: Project-level technical assistance
  • Component 2: Outreach, dissemination and training
  • Component 3: Guidelines, standards, and good practice notes for climate-resilient infrastructure investment
  • Component 4: Climate knowledge and data portal

For further details, kindly refer the attached TOR on the website below.

Vendors who express their interest will be invited to participate in the subsequent bid. UNECA is precluded from entering into a contract with vendor that is not fully registered with United Nations Global Market place (UNGM) and did not obtain UN Global Market Place (UNGM) Vendor ID Number. Thus, only those vendors who are registered or provisionally registered or have started their registration process in UNGM will be eligible to receive the solicitation document. (Use https://www.ungm.org/ ).

Vendors interested in participating in the planned solicitation process should complete/submit the Vendor Response Form of this EOI either electronically (through the link UNPD Internet Site: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi18119.pdf ) or send it via e-mail to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) before the closing date set forth above. Please direct all your queries to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa using the email provided above.