The guidelines should be useful in informing the design and sustainable development of riverbanks that takes buffer zones and blue-green infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance into account. The guidelines should also be useful and applicable to municipal urban planners specifically operating in the African urban context, providing them with the tools to incorporate rivers into land-use management. It is therefore preferred that the service provider would be an individual/ organisation with proven experience working in African cities.
• An easy to use guideline for municipal planners and engineers to implement urban river-based planning.
• The guidelines should include:
– Best practice for urban river-based planning and management.
– Sustainability orientated designs and implementation (specifically taking blue-green infrastructure into account).
– Buffer zone allocation and development.
– Socio-economic drivers impacting land-use planning practices in Africa.
– Provide possible solutions for bridging the gap between planning and innovative on-the-ground implementation in urban poor communities.
• 12th August 2016: Proposal submission closing date (to include detailed description of guideline sections covered and associated detailed costs/budget attached to each section)
• 19th August 2016: Service provider appointed
• 31st October 2016: First draft of the guidelines document should be completed and submitted to ICLEI Africa
• 18th November 2016: Reviews completed and final document submitted to ICLEI Africa
This piece of work will contribute to the Urban Natural Assets for Africa: Rivers for Life project, which ICLEI Africa is implementing utilising generous funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) through SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The aim of the project is to mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services into land use planning and local government decision-making processes around urban river systems, through better coordination and community-based activation, contributing to strengthening sustainability and resilience at the local level, enhancing human well-being and poverty alleviation. The project cities are: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Lilongwe (Malawi) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).
ICLEI AFRICA RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO APPOINT A SERVICE PROVIDER IN RELATION TO THIS TERMS OF REFERNCE.
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