Consultancy Services to facilitate Country Foresight Exercise (CFE) in Kenya, Madagascar and Nigeria

 

Consulting Services: Consultancy Services to facilitate Country Foresight Exercise (CFE) in Kenya, Madagascar and Nigeria
Name of Project: FARA/FAO/CFE
Activity Ref No: FARA/FAO/CFE/ICF/2024/01
Procurement Ref: FARA/FAO/CFE/CS/IC/2024/01
Issue Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 08, 2024

 

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), through its Institutional Capacity & Future Scenarios (ICF) Cluster, contributes to the CAADP-Malabo 2025 targets of ensuring that Africa’s AR4D institutions have adequate capacity to plan and respond to national capacity requirements leveraging on foresight methodologies to foster food system transformation. Through its CAADPXP4 Program, FARA has been advancing foresight processes at regional and country levels, leveraging on its diverse partners through the Africa Foresight Academy (AFA).

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), through its Regional Office, commissioned the FARA to facilitate the implementation of regional foresight expert consultation, bringing experts from across Africa to examine country-relevant triggers and drivers of transformation based its series, “The Future of Food and Agriculture: Drivers and Triggers of Transformation (FOFA-DTT).”

Focusing on the African landscape, the consultation is poised to dissect nuanced case studies from Madagascar, Nigeria, and Kenya, unravelling the intricacies that propel agricultural and food systems evolution. In leveraging the FOFA-DTT series, this technical discourse aims to extract contextually relevant insights specific to African nations, decoding the intricate interplay of triggers and drivers shaping the transformational trajectory. The Regional Expert Consultation is to convene key stakeholders from diverse sectors, including government, academia, private sector, and civil society.

As a starting point, FARA and FAO will convene country foresight experts’ consultations in key countries to develop and validate country foresight reports.  This assignment aims to assess the existing country foresight activities and initiatives detailing modes, structure, and use. It will quantitatively analyse stakeholders’ opinions on what and how the country foresight report should look like for easy adaptations and used as a reference guide. It will run a stakeholder survey and identify the trigger of change in the sector.

To achieve the above, FARA proposes engaging a suitable consultant for each country to support the process.

 

  1. This request for expression of interest aims at engaging a consultant to carry out the following functions:

 

  1. Facilitate the development of the Country Foresight Report (CFR).
  2. Support the identification of significant system gaps affecting the foresight process and adaptation in Kenya, Nigeria or Madagascar from stakeholders’ perspectives in different systems/ sectors.
  3. Support the development and application of online surveys.
  4. Contribute to stakeholder engagement meetings and validation forums.
  5. Support the development of context-specific country foresight reports using lessons learned and innovations from the survey.
  6. The Executive Director of FARA invites interested consultants to express interest in carrying out this assignment.
  7. 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.
  8. The anticipated period of performance for this consultancy is 20 man-days spread over three months (May 2024 to August 2024).
  9. The individual consultant shall be selected based on procedures defined in the Procurement Guidelines of FARA. The contract will be awarded separately for each country—Kenya, Madagascar, or Nigeria. Therefore, all applicants are encouraged to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for each specific country.
  10. Interested consultants may obtain further information from the FARA Institutional Capacity & Future Scenarios. Cluster Lead Specialist, Dr Abdulrazak Ibrahim [[email protected]], and copy the Procurement Expert, Callistus Achaab [[email protected]] and Dr. Mark Fynn [[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 Wednesday, May 08, 2024, at 16h00 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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