Invitation for a study on ‘Baseline and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA)’

NETZ Partnership for Development and Justice (short: NETZ) is a non-governmental charitable organisation registered in Germany and Bangladesh. Since 1989, NETZ together with local partner organisations supports self-help for education, human rights and sustainable livelihoods of extreme poor people.

Under its Livelihood programme, NETZ, together with its partners, currently continue its effort to fight extreme poverty, hunger, climate induced vulnerabilities through a number of programmes. NETZ aims at contributing to overcome extreme poverty (SDG 1), promote Zero Hunger (SDG 2) and to reduce the vulnerability to the adverse consequence of climate change (SDG 13) in the poverty stricken and climate risk areas in the region. On the basis of the experiences of NETZ and its partner organizations in the Livelihood Program, the programme “Combating the impacts of climate change in severely affected areas of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin in South Asia (TECSAI)” is directly supporting 4,300 marginalized households (HHs) in the districts of Chapainawabganj and Kurigram in Bangladesh and Birbhum in India. Besides, the programme contributes to the promotion of human rights of climate vulnerable marginalised people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

The targeted working regions of the programme in Bangladesh, India and Nepal are particularly climate vulnerable and disaster-prone areas. Extreme weather events, climate related hazards and climate-related loss and damages have particularly affect the extreme poor and marginalized population, especially those who are directly involved in the agricultural sector. Climate change increases instability and social tensions based on existing problems like exclusion, discrimination, inequality and poverty.

The programme started in October 2020 and is scheduled until December 2023. Now NETZ is planning to conduct a baseline survey combined with a Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) in order to understand the initial situation of the programme participants and develop a framework to improve its approach to tackle the different region-specific climate-related challenges that exist in the programme areas. The baseline study will analyse the initial situation of the programme’s participants, the benchmark against which future progress can be assessed or comparisons made. Integrated into the baseline study, the CVCA provides a framework to analyse the vulnerability of the direct target group with regard to climate change and their adaptive capacity before the programme starts. This participatory research approach combines local knowledge with further scientific data to gain a clear understanding of the impacts of climate change at the local level and possible adaptation strategies.

Terms of Reference (TOR)
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Interested candidates are requested to submit a technical proposal (not more than 2 pages), a financial planning (not more than 1 page) and most recent CVs of each consultants (not more than 4 pages) by 24 September 2021 through email to