Opportunities

Opportunities

Welcome to the SLP’s Opportunities page: a selection of tenders for services and opportunities for sustainable businesses curated by the SLP Support team.

For businesses

The Support team seek out opportunities that can help companies in the SLP’s key sectors achieve more responsible business practices. To apply for any of the projects below, please log in to your account or register to set up your free account today.

Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst (AFCC)

Location: Africa

Services required: Forestry; Agriculture

Deadline for questions: N/A

Closing deadline for applications: Rolling deadline.

Project Description:

Africa has one-fifth of the planet’s remaining forests but is losing them faster than anywhere else. Protecting forests is among the most cost effective natural defenses against climate change and in Africa will help hundreds of thousands of people earn a better living. Yet to date there have not been enough reforestation and forest conservation projects ready to absorb the significant investment they need to achieve outcomes at scale.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a global conservation organization, developed the Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst to find and refine more of these forest restoration and conservation projects that will slow or even reverse forest loss while helping tackle climate change. This TNC initiative gives technical and operational advice, helps build their teams and networks, and prepares them to successfully seek investment.

For service providers

The Support team seek out projects in sub-Saharan Africa that require the skills of the SLP’s Service Providers. To apply for any of the projects below, please log in to your account or register to set up your free account today.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Grant

 

Location: Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar.

Services required: Forestry; Agriculture; Conservation; Wildlife

Deadline for questions: N/A

Closing deadline for applications: April 15, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

Project Description:

WWF’s Russell E Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) invites proposals focused on collaborative capacity building related to (i) environmental and social impacts and risks of development projects on ecosystems and their services and (ii) enhancing inclusive conservation and sustainable development. The Environmental and Social Impact Grant aims to provide competitive financial support to teams and institutions working in Kenya, Tanzania, and Madagascar focusing on enhancing capacities to address environmental and social impact assessment capacity building needs with an emphasis on local communities and local practitioners.

The proposals should target diverse audiences involved in addressing social and environmental issues associated with the execution and management of conservation and development initiatives, particularly with a focus on WWF key goals including climate, food, forests, freshwater, oceans, and wildlife.

The proposed activities should be completed before August 2023 and applicants may request up to US$ 15,000. Please note that funding will vary and proposals should provide strong justification for all budgetary items. Applications must be submitted through the online portal by April 15, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.

Request for Proposal to Appoint a Service Provider to Undertake an Agricultural Pilot Study for the Development of Marula Tree Orchards

Provider: Department Of Science And Innovation (DSI) (South Africa)
Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

Location: South Africa

Services required: Agriculture

Deadline for questions: N/A

Closing deadline for applications: March 18, 2022

Project Description:

The purpose of the project is to conduct a Prefeasibility Study (PFS) into the sustainable development of the marula treevalue-chain. The main objective of the project is to commercialise the marula tree by developing commercial orchards and beneficiating parts of the tree to produce saleable products such as refined marula oil.

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) is conducting a PFS in cooperation with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) into sustainable development of the marula tree value-chain (theProject).The project is an original initiative of the DSI, and the main objective of the project is to commercialise the marula tree by developing commercial orchards and beneficiating parts of the tree to produce saleable products such as refined marula oil. The project is managed by a steering committee that comprises of representatives of IDC, TIA and DSI. Accordingly, the preferred bidder will report to the Chairperson of the steering committee.

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