Sundar Nepal Sanstha (BNA)
Birendranagar-08, Surkhet, Nepal
Call for Technical Assistance to Sundar Nepal for a carbon project development and registration at Gold Standard for a UNICEF Programme
First date of publication: 20th July 2021
Sundar Nepal Sanstha is a pioneer, non-profit organization working in renewable energy, DRR, Agriculture, Child Projection, Social Empowerment and Community development in Nepal especially in Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces of Nepal. Sundar Nepal is implementing Improving Access to Eco-Cookstoves and Establishing Green Zones at Schools and Health Facilities in Nepal to Address Deforestation and Air Pollution project in the financial support of UNICEF Nepal. This Climate, Energy and Environment (CEE) programme has officially started by UNICEF from December 2020 in 6 municipalities: Raskot (Kalikot), Khadachakra (Kalikot), Kanakasundari (Jumla), Badimalika (Bajura), Tribeni (Bajura), and Ramaroshan (Achham). The municipal governments are the major implementing partner of the programme, and Sundar Nepal’s role is to provide assistance to components related to ICS and carbon trading, e.g. baseline survey, capacity building, carbon project registration and validation, and advocacy.
Among a few objectives, the CEE programme aims to improve livelihood opportunities through carbon trading earned from ICS usage. The total number of 12,000 ICS will be distributed to households, and the revenues earned from carbon credits will flow back to the local government and communities. As a reference, UNICEF’s programme includes afforestation (planting 3,000 saplings) at 60 schools and 30 health posts to establish green zones, yet this activity is not the main focus of carbon trading.
For this set-up, Sundar Nepal Sanstha Calls applications from eligible national /international firms/ individual consultant providing Technical Assistance to Sundar Nepal for a carbon project development and registration at Gold Standard for this UNICEF Programme. The Consultant under Sundar Nepal is expected to support UNICEF’s registration and verification of carbon project at the Gold Standard for a single entry and support during the first verification visit.
The overall objective of this call is to provide technical assistance to UNICEF and Sundar Nepal to successfully register and monetize a carbon project at Gold Standard (GS) based on the carbon and co-benefits of the project, get the GS Voluntary Emission Reductions (G-VERs) verified by a Validation/Verification Body (VVB), and sell the carbon credits for UNICEF’s CEE programme in six municipalities to suitable buyers at competitive prices as per the global carbon market and Support in finding the suitable buyers to sell those generated carbon credits at competitive price. The eligible firm/consultant is expected to complete all these activities in 8-10 months of period starting from August 2021.
The interested consultants/firms are requested to submit their expression of interest to accomplish the targeted activities in given time frame with copies of the documents that demonstrates eligibility and experience details of the projects registered at GS and other related experiences via email or direct submission to the office of Sundar Nepal within 26th July 2021. Detailed TOR can be downloaded from the website of the Sundar Nepal Sanstha www.sundarnepal.org.np. Or ToR can be made available upon email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ToR for Carbon Project Registration Consultant”.
The applications received within deadline will be evaluated and successful firm will be informed for the contract. Sundar Nepal Sanstha reserve the right to accept or reject, wholly or partly any or all the recruitment process without assigning any reason, whatsoever.