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United Nations Development Programme

National Individual Consultants

Lead Consultant and Gender Consultant - Analytical Study of Green Growth Sector and its Potential for Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

Background

The green economy in Kenya is seen as having great potential in ensuring economic growth in the long run and as stated in a scoping study carried out by the Kenya Institute for Public Research and Analysis (KIPRA 2012) Kenya should take advantage of the opportunities that arise from green growth and effectively address challenges and barriers.

A green economy approach would allow for ensuring the sustainable consumption of natural resources, energy efficiency, whilst sustaining economic growth and development.

The key sectors of the green economy in which Kenya has begun and continues its efforts are renewable energy; promotion of sustainable production and consumption; pollution control and waste management; sustainable production and consumption; environmental planning and governance; and the restoration of forest ecosystems.

In the Kenyan context green economy should be understood as economic activities and processes that are equitable and inclusive, but do not compromise environmental sustainability.

In the Kenyan context green economy should be understood as economic activities and processes that are equitable and inclusive, but do not compromise environmental sustainability.

It is important to note that the draft MTP II of the Government of Kenya brings forth that the growth strategy of the country embraces measures to ensure a greener economy and that the economy is put on a low carbon trajectory.

Furthermore, the African Development Bank (AfDB) in cooperation with UNEP, UNDP, WWF and ILO are supporting the Government in preparing a Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan that should be completed by the end of 2013.

Given the potential for the green economy to boost economic growth and create employment and sustainable livelihoods in Kenya, it is essential that all relevant stakeholders understand the policy and legal environment and whether it takes into account the challenges and special considerations needed to ensure that both potential and current women entrepreneurs are fully participating within the green economy.

Additionally, it is important to understand the current businesses that women are operating in within the green economy and whether these activities have potential for scaling up and what particular challenges they face.

Objective

The main objective of this analytical study is to assess the potential for women entrepreneurs in the green growth sector in Kenya to inform the development of appropriate programs and strategies supporting and fostering women entrepreneurs in the sector.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:

1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11) Template provided

2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

3. Proposal for implementing the assignment - Template provided

Please quote the following references on the subject line depending on the post you are applying for:-

1. Lead Consultant – Analytical Study of Green Growth Sector

2. Gender Consultant – Analytical Study of Green Growth Sector

Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Monday, 18
November 2013 at 2.00 P.M Kenya Time.


Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: - http://www.ke.undp.org/content/kenya/en/home/operations/procurement

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