Project Details

Global framework for Climate Services Adaptation Program in Africa - ICT & Climate Services Consultant

Duration: 15/Aug/2014 - 15/Feb/2015

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Tanzania / Malawi

Donor: CGIAR,International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)-Colombia

CGIAR Research Program: CCAFS

The activities envisaged under this project are: Conduct Feasibility Study, needs assessment & stakeholder engagement in Malawi and Tanzania: • Conduct and oversee Needs assessment study to Identify need of remote rural communities for ICT-mediated climate services in project pilot sites in Tanzania and Malawi and feasibility of executing ICT-mediated two-way information communication platform (desk review study and fieldwork) • Identify relevant partner organizations and farm facilitators (info intermediary/info entrepreneurs) in pilot project sites for effective execution of requested ICT-mediated climate services • Identify appropriate public-private partnerships and needed collaborations with research, public, private and NGO actors in the pilot sites of GFCS project and nation-wide to develop and implement innovative and sustainable ICT-mediated climate information service systems responsive to farmer needs Develop actionable recommendations for a business model to sustain delivery of ICT-based climate services in Tanzania and Malawi, to inform design of WFP ICT activity under GFCS project. Operational Support to establish public-private partnerships for scaling up of climate services for ICTs: Plan, Conduct and Facilitate Training programs and capacity building activities for enhancing the capacities of local partner organizations, public-private sector stakeholders, and farm facilitators, as identified from needs assessment.

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