The GBIF Secretariat manages and co-funds several funding mechanisms: Biodiversity Information for Development (BID), the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA), and the Capacity Enhancement Support Programme (CESP).
These programmes have proven effective at addressing needs for mobilizing biodiversity data and enhancing local data skills and capacity across their target regions, but additional resources are required to expand these programmes in other countries with limited capacity to use and share biodiversity data.
The GBIF Secretariat is currently seeking proposals from consultants with expertise in resource mobilization to advance its goals for increasing data mobilization and use in under-served nations.
Proposals should include
- A draft assessment of the external funding landscape for GBIF’s capacity development and expansion programmes
- Outline a strategic plan for the GBIF Secretariat to pursue these funds
The assessment and plan will be informed by the results to date of the BID programme (2015-2019) and the consultant’s own work.
Deadline for proposal submission: 25 October 2019
Expected start of contract: 1 December 2019
Delivery of final draft: 30 April 2020
Read the full call for proposals