Consultancy Services to review and update the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Strategic Action Programme (SAP) and to develop National Action Plans (NAPs) for the Benguela Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME)
Result 1: TDA for the BCLME reviewed and updated
The review will focus on the current TDA and the Consultant will carry out the following tasks,
in consultation with the BCC:
i. Identify the transboundary issues,
ii. Gather and interpret information on environmental impacts and socio-economic
consequences of each problem/impact,
iii. Analyse the immediate, underlying, and root causes for each challenge; and in
particular identify specific practices, sources, locations, and human activity sectors
from which environmental degradation arises or threatens to arise.
The TDA will provide the factual basis for the formulation of the next BCC SAP. It is expected
that the consultants will facilitate a process that will enable the Parties to agree on and prioritise
the transboundary issues and strengthen the existing cooperation amongst the BCC Parties.
Result 2: SAP reviewed, updated, and accepted by BCC Ministerial Conference
The Consultant will update the current SAP in close collaboration with the BCC. The SAP will
address the priority transboundary problems identified in the TDA.
The SAP will establish clear priorities for action including inter alia, policy, legal, institutional
capacity development, management measures and sources of funding. In addition to the policy
actions, the consultants are expected to develop monitoring and evaluation procedures, with a
clear baseline and indicators, to measure the effectiveness of SAP implementation by the BCC
during the next SAP period.
Result 3: NAPs developed and validated at the national level in the respective countries
The NAPs will define technical and management interventions at Party (country) level that
would contribute to the effective implementation of the SAP. Furthermore, the plans will be
aligned with the Party’s (country’s) national development and sector plans. These national
plans will be developed through extensive consultation processes
2.3. Expected outputs
The consultants will deliver the following outputs:
1) Inception report
2) First report on transboundary problems/issues and table of contents for the TDA
3) Draft TDA report which will include an updated causal chain analysis and critical
4) National and regional level validation reports on the TDA
5) Final TDA report incorporating comments from the validation meetings and from the
6) Draft objectives, thematic areas and policy & intervention options as well as the outline
for the SAPs and NAPs
7) Draft elaborated SAP and NAPs
8) National validation reports on the SAP and NAPs and regional validation of the SAP
9) Presentation of the SAP and NAPs to the Commission
10) Final draft SAP and NAPs
It is anticipated that the consultancy will run from July 2019 to November 2020.