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Call for Proposals - EbA Handbook and Implementation Protocols

Posted on: 19 Dec 2016 / Submitted by: Silvia

The GEF-funded project ‘Ecosystem-based Adaptation through South-South Cooperation’ (EbA South), implemented by UN Environment and executed by the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), is launching a call for proposals for the development of an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Handbook, with three sets of general protocols for EbA implementation in drylands, mountains and coastal zones.

For more information on the EbA South project, its partners and its activities, please refer to:

EbA South invites any legal persons (i.e. public bodies, private commercial, or non-commercial organizations, including NGOs), without restrictions, to submit a proposal and a quote.

The proposal submission template is available below (under "related documents").

Only proposals written in English will be considered.

Applicants must submit their proposals via email to (address to be used for proposal submissions only), before 16:00 Beijing local time on 25 January 2017.


Expected output

The EbA Handbook will be designed as a tool for promoting EbA and guiding its implementation in vulnerable developing countries.

It should include two parts:

  1. A preface, introducing the concept and principles of EbA. This part of the publication should be suitable for a broad audience and serve educational/awareness raising purposes on the importance of healthy ecosystems for climate change adaptation and livelihood improvement.
  2. A second part comprising three general protocols for EbA implementation, with a focus on three selected vulnerable landscapes, namely drylands, mountains and coastal zones. This part should target project managers, decision-makers and technical specialists; it should provide guidance on the steps to take when planning and implementing on-the-ground EbA interventions.

The final result should be an agile, reader friendly publication. Extensive use of graphics/images is encouraged.

The first, complete draft of the Handbook shall be developed by the end of July 2017. Delivery of the final version of the publication will be due by the end of October 2017.

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Cross Cutting:
Awareness raising
Capacity building
Education & Research
South-South cooperation