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  • Abdullah Habibi
    Oct 19 4:21 PM
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      Ada small grant menarik unt meningkatkan awareness mengenai coastal resilience. Berjudul Sandwatch, kegiatan yg disokong UNESCO ini mengundang proposal datang dari Jawa dan Sulawesi.

      Info lebih lanjut sila baca infonya dibawah, deadline 26 Oktober yaa...

      Salam, Habib

      Sent through android phone. Apologize for any typo

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      Subject: Call for Proposal: Observing the beach, Building climate change resilient communities in Indonesia
      From: Estradivari <estradivari@...>
      To: Abdullah Habibi <habeebollah@...>,Habib 2 <abd.habibi@...>

      Bib, bisa bantu sebarkan ini ke kawan-kawan/mitra lo? Siapa tau ada yang berminat :) Deadline-nya 26 Oktober 2012. 

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      Sciences for Society,  UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
      Starting Date:
      1 November 2012
      Duration of Contract:
      5 months
      Closing Date of Applications:
      26 October 2012



      Terms of Reference (TOR)



      for the pilot project

      “Observing the beach: Building climate change resilient communities in Indonesia ”



      With more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is the biggest archipelago country in the world, with a total coastline length of 81,000 km. These coastal areas are home to marine biodiversity and ecosystems with high economical, cultural and ecological values. At the same time, most of the resources in coastal areas are threatened by diverse pressures, including global climate change, pollution, destructive fishing and overfishing, and coastal development. This makes coastal areas in Indonesia an important, but vulnerable, asset.
      In the past decade, climate change has become one of the most pressing and defining issues facing the planet, especially in small island development states and archipelago countries like Indonesia with many small, low-lying islands. Climate experts predict that by 2050 climate change will bring increasingly frequent and severe heat waves and extreme weather events, as well as a rise in sea levels.  Indonesia , under such circumstances, is expected to experience freshwater shortages, increased flooding in its coastal areas, intense and extreme precipitation and increased storm damage (IPCC report, 2007). Such hazards will affect coastal areas disproportionately and render communities living in such areas extremely vulnerable. Climate change, while global and ubiquitous, will have a disproportionately negative impact on millions of poor people living in the coastal areas. 
      Following the successful implementation of an environmental education programme called Sandwatch[1] worldwide, UNESCO Office Jakarta aims to support implementation of Sandwatch in Indonesia. With approximately 27% of its population—or approximately 56.7million people—consisting of youth (ages 5 to 19), the Sandwatch programme, which targets students, has great potential to be successfully implemented in Indonesia . Actively involving youth in environmental conservation efforts as well as increasing their involvement in decisions that concern environment and development will enable the country to reduce negative impacts from climate change in the future.
      For Sandwatch implementation in Indonesia , a unique component will be emphasised: local and indigenous knowledge related to coastal zone management and climate change adaptation, also known as traditional ecological knowledge. Such knowledge will highlight the unique and diverse cultures of Indonesia that are related to the environment. Using traditional knowledge as the basis, scientific research and other information gathered through observations by students can be integrated to provide a model for sustainable development strategies appropriate for specific local contexts in Indonesia . In a country rich in biological and cultural diversity, a country where many local communities still use their traditional knowledge to conserve the environment around them and to adapt to the changing climate, such emphasis on local and indigenous knowledge will lead to development of locally-specific strategies to build climate change resilient communities. The project is divided into 3 phases.
      UNESCO Office, Jakarta is seeking a highly qualified organization which can work with the Office to assist implementation of Sandwatch project in Indonesia . For the pilot project, UNESCO plans to focus on Java and Sulawesi regions.



      The overall goal of the 3-phase project is to promote conservation of coastal areas through enabling communities to integrate local with scientific knowledge to better adapt to climate change. The objective of the first phase of the project is to strengthen existing local curriculum on coastal environment in pilot sites (preferably in Java and Sulawesi regions), by emphasizing school-based beach monitoring.



      The expected outputs of the first phase project are as follows:

      a.  A 1 year-workplan for Sandwatch programme implementation in each school;
      b.  Baseline and updated data recorded by students from regular beach and coastal monitoring;
      c.  List of traditional ecological knowledge related to climate change adaptation, and coastal zone/ coastal resouces management that can be incorporated into Sandwatch programme; and
      d.  At least 40 students and 2 teachers participating in the programme.



      In close coordination and consultation with UNESCO Office, Jakarta , the Contractor will facilitate school teachers and students in implementing Sandwatch programme in their school. Activities include but are not necessarily limited to the following tasks:

      1.    Nominate 2 potential schools (preferably high schools) that are located close to the beach which are interested to implement Sandwatch programme as an extracurricular activity or integrate it into existing local curriculum. The schools should be located nearby the organization’s office so it will be easier and cost-effective for the organization’s staff to facilitate and monitor the project implementation;
      2.    Hold discussions with the science teachers what Sandwatch activities are relevant and can be done in the schools, how to implement them and strategies for result dissemination;
      3.    Together with the teachers, make a simple 1-year workplan on project implementation;
      4.    Prepare additional simple teaching materials based on Sandwatch manual. Please note that UNESCO will distribute some copies of Sandwatch manual to the organization and schools to aid the project implementation;
      5.    Train the teachers on Sandwatch methodology. Modification on the Sandwatch methodology to suit local condition is acceptable;
      6.    If activities identified require them, purchase basic Sandwatch equipment to be donated to the school;
      7.    Together with teachers, students and local community, identify traditional ecological knowledge for climate change adaptation and coastal zone/ coastal resouces management that are available in the area, and if possible, integrate the knowledge into Sandwatch activities;
      8.    Facilitate teachers and students to do beach monitoring regularly;
      9.    Facilitate teachers and students to share/disseminate the results from their monitoring;



      The contractor shall submit to UNESCO no later than 26 October 2012, a proposal that includes:

      -    Short description of the area and its natural resource condition;

      -    Nominated schools and justification;
      -    Proposed activities that can be done in the nominated schools within the timeframe;
      -    Workplan for project implementation;
      -    A detailed budget breakdown; and
      -    If the organization has worked with the nominated schools, submit a list of past collaborated activities between the organization and nominated schools. If the organization has never worked with the nominated school before, submit a statement letter from nominated schools for their participation in the Sandwatch programme.
      Project period
      The duration of the project is maximum 5 months. The starting date of the project is expected to be late October 2012.


      The following costs can be proposed in the proposal:

      1) Reasonable and the most economical travel cost (travel & accommodation) from organization office to the schools vice versa for facilitation;

      2) Purchase of basic Sandwatch equipment, if deemed necessary. These equipment will be donated to the nominated schools;

      3) Small workshops for teachers and students;

      4) Printing or photocopy of simple teaching module/brochure;
      5)  Documentation of Sandwatch activities (photos or videos);

      6) Overhead fee for the organization i.e. maximum 5% of the total proposed budget.

      These expenses will not be covered:
      -    Travel cost to places outside the organization areas
      -    Purchase of equipment for the organization

      The contractor shall submit to UNESCO a progress report in the middle of contract duration and a final report at the end of contract duration. The final report should include activity report, digital photos/videos, school workplan on Sandwatch implementation, baseline and updated data from regular beach monitoring, list of traditional knowledge on climate change adaptation and coastal zone/ coastal resouces management that can be incorporated into Sandwatch programme; and the original receipts and invoices for the use of the UNESCO funds, and a certified financial statement together with original supporting documents describing how the UNESCO’s funds were spent.


      Budget instalments
      The successful organization will receive funds in three instalments, i.e.:
      -    First instalment, max 30% of the total funds, after submission of proposal and budget breakdown;
      -    Second instalment, max 50% of the total funds, after submission of the progress report (approximately 2,5-3 months after the starting date of contract)
      -    Third instalment, remaining amount of unpaid funds, after submission of the final report and all supporting documents.

      Tips for a successful community/non-government organization candidate:

      -    Learn about the Sandwatch programme and methodology from www.sandwatch.org and attached brochure before developing the proposal.

      -    Nominate the schools that have prior collaboration with the organization and are located near the organization’s office and near the beach.
      -    Select schools in area that has rich indigenous knowledge, and/or integrate local and indigenous knowledge in selected area into Sandawatch activities, is an advantage.
      -    Prepare reasonable and effective budget proposal, the highest amount of budget should covered expenses for project implementation (minimum 70% of the total proposed budget).
      -    Regular facilitation is needed for a successful project implementation. Make sure that you plan enough schedule, which is not too many and not too few, in a month for field visit to the schools.
      Language of the proposal and report
      We encourage the organization to prepare the proposal and report in English. If it is not possible, proposal and report in Bahasa Indonesia is allowed with prior notification by email to l.hiwasaki@....
      Submission of proposal
      Interested organization should submit their technical and financial proposal no later than 26 October 2012 by email to Jakarta@... and cc to e.estradivari@... with subject JAK/QUO/SCS/015.
      For any requests for clarification or inquiries regarding this call for proposal, please contact Ms. Lisa Hiwasaki/ l.hiwasaki@...

      [1] Initially a Caribbean regional initiative, Sandwatch is an international programme supported by UNESCO and implemented in Africa, Asia, Europe and islands in the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans.  It is a successful environmental education programme where children, youth and adults work together to scientifically monitor and critically evaluate problems and conflicts facing their coastal environments.  Activities are then designed and implemented to address some of those issues identified, which leads to enhancement of the coastal environment and building of resilience to climate change.  For more information: http://www.sandwatch.org/