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Youth Video Competition – National Climate Change Office

National Climate Change Youth Video Competition

 

The National Climate Change Office (NCCO) invites interested young people (“Entrants”) to tell the country how they are shaping a more sustainable future by entering its second National Climate Change Youth Video Competition.  

This competition highlights climate action by youth through videos, giving them a platform to share their successes and inspire other youths and policymakers. Competition is open to Entrants in the country of Belize and must be between the ages of 18-30 years.

FINAL SUBMISSION DATE: Friday, July 13th, 2018 by 12:00 p.m. Videos are to be submitted according to the “How to Enter” description in Section 2 of the Official Rules linked below.

Official Rules for Youth Video Competition
Entry Guidelines
Entry Form

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CLOSED! MCCAP Mid-Term Project Evaluation

MCCAP Mid-Term Project Evaluation

An Individual Consultant is needed to conduct the mid-term project evaluation for the Belize Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project (MCCAP). DEADLINE: 3 pm, July 11, 2017.

The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB) and the Adaptation Fund (AF) is implementing the project entitled “Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project”. The project development objective is to implement priority eco-system based marine conservation system and climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and its productive marine resources.

Click on the image below to download full pdf document with details on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

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CLOSED! Individual Consultant: Procurement Officer – REDD+ Readiness Project

REDD+ is seeking to recruit a Procurement Officer

REDD+ is a global policy initiative that aims to address climate change threats by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries.

Individual consultants are invited to apply by submitting a Statement of Capability and CV along with three references by 3:00 PM on Friday, 30 June 2017 to andrea@pactbelize.org – Procurement Officer.

For more details, click on the image below to download full pdf document.

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CLOSED! Individual Consultant: Programme Director – REDD+ Readiness Project

REDD+ is seeking to recruit a Programme Director

REDD+ is a global policy initiative that aims to address climate change threats by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries.

Individual consultants are invited to apply by submitting a Statement of Capability and CV along with three references by 3:00 PM on Friday, 30 June 2017 to andrea@pactbelize.org – Procurement Officer.

For more details, click on the image below to download full pdf document.

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CLOSED! Individual Consultant: Technical Coordinator – REDD+ Readiness Project

REDD+ is seeking to recruit a Technical Coordinator

REDD+ is a global policy initiative that aims to address climate change threats by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries.

Individual consultants are invited to apply by submitting a Statement of Capability and CV along with three references by 3:00 PM on Friday, 30 June 2017 to andrea@pactbelize.org – Procurement Officer.

For more details, click on the image below to download full pdf document.

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CLOSED! MCCAP General Procurement Notice

MCCAP General Procurement Notice

The Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project (MCCAP) is seeking suppliers of the field gears, uniforms, water quality monitoring equipment, among other items. MCCAP is being implemented in the coastal communities of Belize and is focused on creating a priority eco-system based marine conservation system along with climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and its productive marine resources.

For full details of the items needed and how to register your company, click on the image below.

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When It Rains it Floods: The Need for Wetlands

When It Rains it Floods: The Need for Wetlands

It’s World Wetlands Day, and forty-six years to the day that the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands was signed. The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty. Every year, on 2 February, World Wetlands Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the value of wetlands to us and our natural environment. In recent years, the quality of wetland areas have been steadily declining. The benefits of maintaining healthy wetland areas are innumerable, and range from providing a source of food, freshwater supply, building materials and climate change mitigation among others.

To date there are 2,231 Ramsar Sites across the globe. The criteria for establishing wetlands of international importance focuses on sites that are either rare or unique. Within the National Protected Areas System (NPAS) of Belize, there are two protected areas that fit this criteria. In 1998, the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary was officially designated a Ramsar Site, with Sarstoon Temash National Park achieving this status in 2005.

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (1984)

The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1984 and is replete with evidence of Belize’s colourful biodiversity. This site is the home of a variety of local and migratory birds for which bird watching is a popular activity for locals and tourists alike. Birds are nature’s little nomads; they travel across the breadth of Belize, similarly soaring through the Petén region of Guatemala and Southern Mexico. All converge at the sanctuary which serves as an important breeding hub. In total, 276 bird species have been spotted at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, of which is Jabiru is perhaps the most notable.

Wetlands help to minimize the effects of storm damage and flooding. When the Belize River is flooded, this reserve acts as an overflow basin.

FACT: Crooked Tree was first settled in 1750 by the British and became an important site for the extraction of logwood. From logwood, a total of seven different dyes were produced for export to Europe. Crooked Tree is likely the earliest inland European settlement in Belize.

Sarstoon Temash National Park (1994)

Sarstoon Temash was formally designated in May, 1994 as a National Park. In total, the park stretches across over 41,000 acres. This makes it one of the largest national parks in the country of Belize. Sarstoon Temash is a diverse wetland complex. In it, lies a highly developed riverine mangrove system. Sarstoon Temash is in part managed by the indigenous communities of Southern Belize making it an example of protecting both environmental and cultural diversity.

As for its biodiversity, a total of 386 plant species have been identified within the National Park – many of which are not to be found elsewhere. Similarly, 42 fish species have been identified, 25 or which are marine as well as 226 bird species including the Montezuma Oropendula, the Great Kiskadee, and the Black-headed Trogon.

FACT: In 1989, Sarstoon Temash was found to have the highest populations of Black Howler Monkeys in Belize. One year later, visiting researcher Dora Meyer reported hearing the distinctive call of its relative, the Mantled Howler Monkey. Efforts to locate the Mantled Howler within the reserve however, did not materialize.

MCCAP Contracts Awarded 2016

The Marine Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation Project (MCCAP) in the coastal areas of Belize is implemented by the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development with fiduciary management assistance from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) as the National Implementing Entity (NIE). The objective of MCCAP is to implement a priority ecosystem-based marine conservation and climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef System and its productive marine resources.

MCCAP is a five year project funded by an Adaptation Fund grant of US$ 5.53 million. The aim of the project is “to implement priority ecosystem-based marine conservation and climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef System“. The project is divided into four main components:

1)Improving the protection regime of marine and coastal ecosystems;
2)Promotion of viable alternative livelihoods for affected users of the reef in the areas impacted by project activities;
3)Raising awareness and building capacity; and
4)Project Management, Monitoring and Assessment.

There are three Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that the project targets: the Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS), the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve (TAMR), and the South Water Caye Marine Reserve (SWCMR). It also targets several coastal communities, namely: 1) Consejo Village, 2) Corozal Town, 3) Copper Bank Village, 4) Chunox Village, 5) Sarteneja Village, 6) Belize City, 7) Dangriga Town, 8) Hopkins Village, 9) Sittee River Village, 10) Riversdale Village, 11) Seine Bight Village, and 12) Placencia Village.

In 2016, the MCCAP advertised and awarded the following contracts:

CONSULTANCY

1) Creation of GIS MAPS
Awarded Firm: Ian Gillett
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 30 May 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Individual Consultants
Price: BZD 22,790.00
Duration: 4 months

2) Review and Revise the Forest (Protection of Mangrove) Regulations 2014
Awarded Firm: Elisa Montalvo
Address: Belmopan, Belize
Contract signature date: July 12 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Individual Consultant
Price: BZD 40,000
Duration: 3 months

3) Review and Revision of Coastal Zone Management Act and Regulations
Awarded Firm: ARGER
Address: Belguim
Contract signature date: 13 September 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Consultant Qualification Selection
Price: BZD 326,760
Duration: 6 months

4) Skills Training in ITVET Corozal
Awarded Firm: ITVET Corozal
Address: Santa Rita Heights, Corozal, Belize
Contract signature date: 24 October 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Direct Contracting
Price: BZD 42,874.00
Duration: 8 months

5) Skills Training in ITVET Orange Walk
Awarded Firm: ITVET Orange Walk
Address: San Lorenzo Road, Orange Walk, Belize
Contract signature date: 24 October 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Direct contracting
Price: BZD 60,540.00
Duration: 8 months

GOODS

1) Supply and Delivery of 2 Truck
Awarded Supplier: Belize Estate and Company
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 22 January 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Shopping
Price: BZD 148,280
Duration: 3 months

2) Supply and Delivery of Vessels
Awarded Supplier: William Quan
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 8 February 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Shopping
Price: BZD 233,911
Duration: 9 months

3) Supply and Delivery of Desktop Computers and Laptop
Awarded Supplier: Fultec systems
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 1 March 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Shopping
Price: BZD 66,068.00
Duration: 2 months

4) Supply and Delivery of Trailers
Awarded Supplier: William Quan
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 16 March 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Shopping
Price: BZD 70,448
Duration: 3 months

5) Supply and Delivery of 12 Hand Held GPS & Marine Mount
Awarded Supplier: Sigertronics System
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 4 July 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Shopping
Price: BZD 30,825.00
Duration: 2 months

6) Supply and Delivery of Water Quality Monitoring Systems
Awarded Supplier: Belize Formulators
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 1 September 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Shopping
Price: BZD 93,771.32
Duration: 2 months

7) Supply and Delivery of 10 Outboard Engines
Awarded Supplier: Marelco Ltd
Address: Belize City, Belize
Contract signature date: 29 September 2016
Method of Procurement/Selection: Shopping
Price: BZD 255,905
Duration: 6 months