The 35 million pounds Climate Smart Programme ‘Scaling-up Climate Smart Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa’ aims to improved knowledge, policies and longer-term incentives drive increased uptake of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) in COMESA- EAC-SADC member states. The programme has four components of which the second component is ‘Policy responses to vulnerability constantly informed and influenced by improved assessment of climate vulnerability (who, where, why) across the region’. This component is being coordinated and managed by SADC who have developed a regional Vulnerability and Assessment and Analysis (VAA) Strategy. SADC has established a Programme Management Unit (PMU) based at the SADC Secretariat, in Gaborone, Botswana which is responsible for coordinating and facilitation of the SADC RVAA programme. The objective of the current project is to assist SADC RVAA PMU to manage and implement DFID’s support to SADC RVAA Strategy which will enhance regional and national response to climate change, poverty and livelihood vulnerability. The component comprises three top level outputs:
The SADC Secretariat has requested that the Service Provider deploy the following technical experts within the RVAA PMU. The technical and project management services include:
LTS provides two long-term experts, supported by a short-term consultant and LTS in-house staff. LTS will deliver the M&E for the project and work with the SADC PMU on M&E data collection and reporting. LTS will also support national VACs in technical oversight of VAA activities.