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Harapan Rainforest Lessons Learned Review - Indonesia

Deadline for applications: 7 March 2016, at 09:00, Danish Time

Background: Indonesia and Denmark are cooperating through an Environmental Support Programme with the current third programme phase (ESP3) running from 2013 to 2017. The overall ESP3 development objective is to support the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in reconciling economic growth with sustainable development through improved environmental management and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Component 3 of ESP3 provides support to Burung Indonesia for Hutan Harapan Rainforest (HH) the immediate objective of which is: HH is managed sustainably and serves as a model for ecosystem restoration and REDD+ in Indonesia and elsewhere contributing to a significant CO2 net emission reduction from Indonesia’s forests while co-benefits (biodiversity, livelihoods) are stabilized. HH was Indonesia's first ecosystem restoration concession (ERC) and has received Danish support since 2011. The experience of establishing and managing HH as an ERC and the lessons generated have played a key role in promoting the uptake of ERCs by other organizations and companies. HH’s experience has been critical to shaping the national ERC policy. These efforts have resulted in mainstreaming ERC policy and triggered a broader debate over sustainable forest management in Indonesia. Fourteen ERC licenses have been issued for a total of over 500,000 ha and the potential for replication is good. However, HH also faces serious challenges in the form of illegal encroachment, professional management and difficulties in developing a model for financial sustainability. The Danish support to HH are therefore at crossroads. It is time to consolidate lessons learned for future uptake by partners, the Indonesian Government and other ERCs.

Objective: The assignment is to collect, analyze and disseminate lessons learned from the management of Hutan Harapan since 2007 up to now. The objective of the consultancy is to provide input to GoI, Burung Indonesia and international donors on lessons learned from HH and how these can help contribute to improved sustainability of HH and other ERCs in Indonesia.

Scope: The contract is 60 working days equally divided between one international consultant and one national consultant. The three outputs are: 1) a lessons learned report, 2) an easy to read ERC handbook of ca. 30 pages, 3) a dissemination seminar in end of May. It is expected that the international consultant spends at least 22 work days in Indonesia

Maximum budget: DKK 400.000

Timing: Starting in end of March 2016 and running until end of May 2016.

Deadline for applications: 7 March 2016, at 09:00, Danish Time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Applications received after the time limit shall be rejected.

Click here to download application form.

Contact point: Royal Danish Embassy in Indonesia
Name og Programme officer:Jacob Stensdal Hansen
Telephone number:+62 (21) 576 1478
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Criteria for selection: A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender. Experience with lessons learnt studies related to protected forest is expected and experience from the region and with development of manuals an advantage.