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WorldFish Bangladesh
Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh, ECOFISH II

Producing Video documentary on conserving biodiversity & building fishers livelihoods in Bangladesh 

Request for Proposal (RFP)


WorldFish is an international, not-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. It collaborates with numerous international, regional and national partners to deliver transformational impacts to millions of people who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income in the developing world. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. WorldFish is part of the One CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural innovation network, whose mission is to end hunger by 2030 through science to transform food, land and water systems under threat of climate change.  

About ECOFISHII: Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh, ECOFISH II, a 5-year USAID funded activity that is being jointly implemented WorldFish and Department of Fisheries. The new activity would support to reduce the impacts of influx of over a million Rohingya refugees on the natural resources and fishing communities along the Teknaf-Cox’s Bazar peninsula, and that of the Naf River fishing ban on host communities in Teknaf. The ECOFISH II activity would scale up better lessons learned and expand interventions for improving the livelihoods of fishing communities and enhancing biodiversity conservation along the artisanal fisheries of the Bay of Bengal.


WorldFish Bangladesh has taken serval initiatives to conserve biodiversity under its ECOFISH II activity including beach cleanup and boat skippers training on various aspects of marine ecology, environment, fishes, and mega fauna and the necessity of conservation of marine turtle, dolphin, sharks, skates and rays. They were trained on responsible fishing as well as taking care of the environment by not polluting the rivers and oceans with plastic containers and nylon netting materials.

It has taken comprehensive actions to safeguard biodiversity, and enhance ecosystem resilience in the coastal marine waters and coastal river waters. The project have been implementing various measures towards biodiversity conservation, ecosystem health improvement and pollution control, and providing livelihood supports to the marginalized coastal fishers.

Apart from this, building resilient of the fishing communities, the project has taken several initiatives as part of alternative livelihood option for them including providing goats, chickens/ducks and vegetables & fruits seeds.

The activity also trained the fisherwomen and youths sea weeds, green mussels, crab farming and community mushroom farming.
Aiming to feature how ECOFISH II has been contributing to conserve biodiversity & building fishers livelihoods in Bangladesh through its interventions, we would like to develop 1 video documentary.

Shooting locations will be of Cox’s Bazar & greater Barisal Zone.

Scope of work

The consulting firm will develop the video documentary in coordination with the ECOFISH II teams to undertake the tasks outlined in section D and F.

Submission details

The bidders must submit One (1) copy of each of the Technical and Financial proposal in 2 (two) separate flies clearly marked on the document tittle as “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” and “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL” .Please mention RFP reference as subject line of mail by May 30, 2021 before 5:00 pm to: Sinthia.Shahrin@cgiar.org


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