Eastern & Southern Africa Office
Renewable Energy Consortium to transform Eastern Africa
This SEAF currently includes World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Practical Action, Bare Foot Power, GVEP International (the Global Village Partnership), SNV Netherlands, Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and is expected to grow to include more civil society, private sector as well as government agencies involved in sustainable energy access initiatives across the region.
For more information on SEAF and its commitments in 2014 click here
40 years and forging aheadWWF has been involved in active conservation work in eastern and southern Africa since 1962, beginning with the purchase of land in Nakuru (Kenya) to allow for the establishment of an enlarged park to help support the conservation of the flamingos of Lake Nakuru.
Eastern and Southern Africa contains some of the world’s most unique and spectacular bio-diversity. It is home to critical places (Coastal East Africa, Africa Rift Lakes, Miombo and the Namib-Karoo) and key flagship species (Great Apes, African Elephant, African Rhinos and Marine Turtles).
The challenges in this vast region are however daunting. Beyond the sheer geographical scale, these include huge population growth, poor governance/legislation, climate change (being one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change/variability, aggravated by low levels of adaptive capacity) and overexploitation of natural resources to feed ever-increasing foreign and national demands.
The office helps coordinate activities Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also works closely with projects in Namibia and WWF's office in South Africa.
Assessment of Financial Institutions and Financial Flows related to the Drivers of Land Use Change and Loss of Natural Capital in Coastal East Africa
A key underlying factor driving unsustainable human activity is investment and financial flows that underpin landuse and management decisions affecting the area’s natural capital base.
WWF's Coastal East Africa GI would like to commission a consultancy to better understand supply chains and the resulting financial flows and key related actors for important sectors that may be influenced by changes in these flow patterns and behavior of actors.
The ToRs for this consultancy can be downloaded below.
WWF in partnership with the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) seeks to develop an Africa Ecological Futures Report – a 50 year scenario-based futuristic view describing Africa’s potential development paths and the implications for Africa’s Ecological Future; and identifying potential points of intervention and influence.
As a first phase WWF seeks to engage the services of a lead consultant to help prepare 6 desktop research papers on key systems and sectors that are likely to have a significant impact on Africa’s development trajectory. These systems/sectors are likely to include (but not limited to):
5) Mining and extractives,
6) Trade & Investment.
The Terms of Reference can be downloaded below:
Your help needed!
- strengthening governance, institutions, laws and policies
Responding to market forces in high priority sectors
- establishing sustainable natural resource management/market mechanisms and responsible trade/investment in areas most impacting priority landscapes
Securing high value conservation areas
- developing robust and resilient ecological networks and ensuring species success in priority landscapes
Addressing broader climate change, energy and footprint issues
- determining optimum scope, strategy and WWF niche in complex areas