The RSPO BHCVWG has identified a list of projects that would be of interest to be implemented this financial year, FY 2015 (July) to FY 2016 (June). Presented in table below are the top priority projects with specific outputs developed by the BHCVWG.

The RSPO BHCVWG is calling for interested parties to submit concept notes for the proposed projects. Academic and research institutes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private companies and individual experts are eligible to submit concept notes to RSPO. The concept note with proposed budget, not more than 5 pages must be send to [email protected] by 31st October, 2015. Concept note must be accompanied by the company profile and/or Curriculum Vitaes.

no. Potential projects output

1

Guidance for Managers on social and environmental HCV (and wider livelihoods) coexistence and management, including:

  • Review of current HCV management issues, gaps, successes and failings

  • Community and company negotiation surrounding HCV set asides (FPIC for set asides)

  • Conflict resolution (e.g. human-wildlife conflict)

  • Management of human activities in set asides

  • Options and responsibilities in cases where degradation is taking place (especially pertinent in areas where HCV assessments were not been well conducted in the past).

  • Report on issues, gaps, successes and lessons learnt on current HCV management;

  • Best management practices and protocols for negotiation and FPIC processes; and the management of human activities in the HCV/ set aside areas;

  • Guidance document compiling the list of best management practices on human-wildlife conflict resolution;

2

Guidance for Smallholders on environmental monitoring, including habitat structure proxies for monitoring of biodiversity values.

  • Working with the Smallholders Working Group and the BHCVWG, to develop a guidance document for smallholders on environmental monitoring and identification of suitable proxies for monitoring of biodiversity values;

  • Consultation with smallholders, workshops, field testing of guidance document and checklist

  • Translation to Thai, French, Bahasa, Spanish, and printing of documents

3

Guidance for HCV National Interpretations on the inclusion of country-specific land tenure issues. (Indonesia and Malaysia)

  • Working at the country specific level, the consultants will need to review and identify the relevant land tenure laws and regulations related to HCV management and monitoring;

  • Identifying the related conflicts between legislation and policy in setting side HCV areas;

  • Compilation of related laws and regulations related to HCV implementation and develop best management practices in finding solutions for managing the land tenure issues;

  • Countries being reviewed: Indonesia and Malaysia.

 

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