The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) requests Expressions of Interest from organizations to manage a Global Award on Locally-Led Adaptation.
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization that works as a solutions broker to catalyze action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future. Adapting to impacts of climate change provides a “win-win” for health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth. The work of the GCA elevates the visibility and political importance of climate adaptation and facilitates solutions, such as smarter investments, new technologies and better planning to become more resilient to climate-related threats. GCA is a rapidly growing organization with offices in Abidjan, Beijing, Dhaka, Groningen, and Rotterdam.
OVERVIEW & BACKGROUND
The GCA recognizes the highly localized nature of climate impacts; the importance of local adaptation action; the potential and creativity of communities to develop locally appropriate and innovative solutions; the ownership benefits of locally-led action (LLA); and the strong need for accountability to poor and marginalized communities affected by climate change.
As part of the activities of the Global Hub, the GCA plans to launch a Global Award on Locally-led Adaptation to reward and spotlight innovative, exemplary, inspiring, and scalable locally-led efforts that address the impacts of climate change, and build effective climate resilience among the most vulnerable communities, sections of society, and individuals who are at the frontlines of the greatest existential threat faced by humankind.
Through the Awards, GCA aims to:
The Award will be announced in early 2022, and the Award Ceremony will take place during COP27 in Egypt, between 7-18 November 2022.
The GCA seeks an organization to manage the Award process.
DURATION OF CONTRACT
ACTIVITIES, TASKS & DELIVERABLES
The organization will work under the supervision of the GCA Lead on Locally-led Action to deliver the following: