Consultancy for Resource Mobilization Support Services for the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) Programme



Consulting Services: International Expert, Consultancy for Resource Mobilization Support Services for the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) Programme
Name of Project: FARA/CAAPs
Procurement Ref: FARA/CAAPs/CS/Res.Mob/IC/2023/01
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
  1. The Common African Agro-Parks Programme (CAAPs) was initiated in 2019 as one of the concrete initiatives of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Programme (CAADP) to be implemented within the framework of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 for achieving the CAADP Malabo commitments, especially the one on “tripling Intra-African trade for agricultural commodities and services.

CAAPs emerged from the major recommendations of the Inaugural CAADP-Biennial Review (BR) Report presented to the 2018 AU Assembly of Heads of States, where recommendations were formulated for the AU Commission to initiate continental actions that shall aim at: i)- boosting regional trade for agricultural commodities by increasing locally processing of key agricultural products and their respective value chains; ii)- promoting and facilitating increased consumption of locally and regionally produced agricultural commodities; iii) -achieving self-sufficiency and lowest possible importation of key agriculture commodities in Africa; and iv)-stimulating local and regional private sector investments in agriculture.  The implementation of the CAAPs will help Africa to take over the African Food Import Market of about USD50 billion per annum that is currently outsourced to the rest of the world.

The CAAPs is coordinated by the AU Commission, through the Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE); the Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining (ETIM) in partnership with the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA); – African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim Bank); and the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA).

These core institutions are steering the coordination of the CAAPs through two major organs: the CAAPs Steering Committee (CAAP-SC) and the Technical Coordination Team (the CAAPs-TCT), with the CAAPs-Secretariat hosted at FARA.

The CAAPs was recently adopted as a Flagship Program of the AU Commission by the Extra-Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment (ARDWE) in March 2023. This development will result in AU establishing a robust Secretariat to support the implementation of the program. Additionally, the CAAPs is being piloted in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Scaling out the CAAPs at the continental level based on the lessons learnt in these two countries and supporting the operations of the envisioned CAAPs Secretariat will necessitate resources.

Therefore, the CAAPs-Secretariat requires the support of a Resource Mobilization consultant to support the development of a Resource Mobilization Strategy and Implementation Roadmap for the Programme.

To achieve the foregoing; FARA proposes to engage a suitable consultant to carry out this assignment with the needed professionalism and ethics.

  1. The Resource Mobilization Consultant will review the existing technical study of the financial options available for the implementation of CAAPs and other relevant CAAPs documents and develop a resource mobilization strategy and a joint implementation roadmap for AUC and FARA Secretariat. The Consultant will establish a clear overview of current and potential funding opportunities for CAAPs program to increase the long-term sustainability of the program.
  2. This request for expression of interest aims at engaging a consultant to carry out the following functions:
    • Consult with the CAAPs team to understand the vision, mission and focus areas of the program;
    • Review the CAAPs current strategic project documents, technical studies, work plans, project proposals, knowledge management products and current funding models to better understand the needs and help position the program for resource mobilization;
    • Map the CAAPs products and services to identify funding gaps;
    • Map potential donors’ strategic areas of interest, priorities as well as funding windows, and explore opportunities for partnerships from emerging donors (both traditional and non-traditional);
    • Develop a comprehensive resource mobilization strategy that includes an overview of the situation, exploration of future opportunities and strategies, and detailed workflow/roadmap on how the CAAPs will raise funds to support the achievement of its key results;
    • Provide a detailed synopsis of the proposed options for financing the CAAPs;
    • Maintain regular contact with CAAPs Coordinator in FARA and other FARA Secretariat staff involved in the CAAPs.
  1. The Executive Director of FARA invites interested consultants to express interest in carrying out this assignment.
  2. Consultants interested in this call must provide an Expression of Interest no longer than 10 pages, outlining proposed methodologies, references related to the execution of similar assignments, experience in similar areas, or evidence of knowledge and a proposed timeline. Brochures, CVs, and other supplementary materials submitted shall not be accounted for as part of the 10-page limit.
  3. The anticipated period of performance for this consultancy is 16 man-days spread over two months (2nd October 2023 to 30th November 2023).
  4. The individual consultant shall be selected based on procedures defined in the Procurement Guidelines of FARA.
  5. Interested consultants may obtain further information from the CAAPs Programme Coordinator, Anselme Vodounhessi [[email protected]], and copy the Procurement Expert, Mr. Callistus Achaab [[email protected]], during the following hours: 9h00 to 16h00 GMT.

Please download the Terms of Reference below, for further information on this opportunity.

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  1. Expressions of Interest should be submitted electronically to [[email protected]] and addressed to Dr. Aggrey Agumya, Executive Director of FARA, No 7 Flower Avenue, New Achimota, Mile 7, Accra, Ghana, no later than Tuesday, 12th September 2023, at 14h00 GMT. Tel: +233 302 772823/744888.
  2. FARA Affirmative Action Statement on Recruitment: there is no discrimination based on gender race, religion, ethnic orientation, disability, or health status.


Executive Director of FARA

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