Call for expression of interest to serve as the Secretariat for the ACHPR Study on Climate Change and Human Rights in Africa

    Resolution ACHPR/Res. 342(LVIII) 2016 on Climate Change and Human Rights in Africa (http://www.achpr.org/sessions/58th/resolutions/342/)[1] mandated the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations and the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Working Groups), to undertake a Study on the impact of climate change on human rights in Africa (the Study).

    The procedure for the conduct and adoption of Studies by the Commission, in line with its best practices, is as follows:

    ·         An experts’ consultation meeting is convened in order to develop the Terms of Reference for the Study;

    ·         A draft Study is commissioned and prepared;

    ·         The draft Study report is presented to an experts’ consultation group for technical review and validation;

    ·         The draft Study report is updated, translated into at least one other AU language and presented for stakeholders’ consultation. This usually takes the form of a panel discussion or side event during an Ordinary Session of the Commission as well as a call for comments on the website of the Commission;

    ·         The draft Study report is updated;

    ·         The final Study report is presented to the Commission for consideration, input and adoption;

    ·         Following adoption, the Study report is translated into all the AU languages, published and launched during a Public Session of the Commission.

    Organizations interested in serving as the Secretariat of the Study should meet the following criteria:

    1.     Be an organization with Observer Status before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

    2.     Have expertise in the area of climate change and its impact on human rights;

    3.     Have the other necessary technical and financial resources (or be able to mobilize the necessary resources) to support the conduct of this Study; and

    4.     Be able to commit to serving as the Secretariat for the duration of the Study, at least up to its launch, but preferably also for dissemination following adoption;

    Given the scope of the Study, two or more organizations may submit a joint proposal, but all such organizations must comply with the above criteria.

    To apply, please submit a proposal stating how your organization meets the criteria set out above as well as how it proposes to provide the technical support and mobilize the required resources for the duration of the Study. Proposals should be submitted to idowu-ojoa@africa-union.org, sainem@africa-union.org and boshoffe@africa-union.org by 15 May 2019.



    [1] Building on Resolution ACHPR/Res.153 (XLVI) 09 on Climate Change and Human Rights and the Need to Study its Impact in Africa, adopted at its 46th Ordinary Session on 25 November 2009 (http://www.achpr.org/sessions/46th/resolutions/153/) and Resolution ACHPR/Res.271 (LV) 14 on Climate Change and Human Rights and the Need to Study its Impacts in Africa, adopted on 11 May 2014 at its 55th Ordinary Session (http://www.achpr.org/sessions/55th/resolutions/271/).

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