Expression of Interest UNDP-IICA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration and partnership with other development agencies, public sector ministries and local groups in Guyana and Dominica is implementing a project titled "Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Commonwealth of Dominica". The objective of the project is to support hazard prone communities, especially vulnerable groups, including women, in strengthening disaster and climate risk resilience towards enhancing sustainable livelihoods within such communities in Dominica and Guyana. There are three major outputs expected which include:

  • Output 1: Capacities of the target communities and government agencies strengthened for effective, gender responsive and timely decision making for disaster preparedness
  • Output 2: Community resilience strengthened using gender responsive disaster risk reduction (DRR) and alternative livelihood approaches; and
  • Output3: Knowledge networks strengthened to foster adoption of best practices in livelihoods for resilience

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has engaged the services of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to oversee the implementation of Output 2 in the case of Dominica. This component is geared towards making targeted agricultural livelihoods more sustainable and less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This is in response to the major concerns expressed from the hazard-prone farming communities about the lack of sustainable livelihoods to build resilience to the loss of farming income, as recently witnessed in Dominica. Agro-processing is one aspect of the value chain that has generated strong interest, but further emphasizes the need for resilience throughout the industry.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 July 2020.

Read the entire Expression of Interest UNDP-IICA (PDF, 227 KB) document.

Posted: 26/06/2020