Since 2011 AFF is implementing a Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded project titled “African forests, people and climate change” that is in its third phase with as overall objective to enhance the role of African forests in assisting people adapt to the effects of climate change in various landscapes in ways that will improve livelihoods, sustain biodiversity, and secure the quality of the environment. One key important specific objective since the first phase was to build and improve capacity to address forest related climate change issues. Within this objective, AFF recognizes that the establishment and operationalization of human capacities are essential for an effective approach to various issues related to climate change, as well as to improve the quality of knowledge transfer. In this regard, the institution has developed and launched eight training compendiums to support capacity building and skills development on the continent to facilitate better handling of climate change issues in forestry.
The compendiums are tailored for different audiences, including those at professional and technical levels, as well as for guiding delivery of short courses. The latter also target extension agents and civil society organisations that interact with local communities; and this is the approach AFF has taken to get its information reach local communities. The training compendiums are the first of their kind in Africa, and most likely in the world, and are based on demands by African forestry and related training institutions expressed through a need’s assessment conducted by AFF.
English versions of the compendiums are freely available on the AFF website. Out of these, three of the compendiums have been translated into French. Namely: (i) Basic Science of Climate Change: a compendium for professional training in African forestry (ii) Basic Science of Climate Change: a compendium for technical training in African forestry and (iii) Basic Science of Climate Change: a compendium for short courses in African forestry.
To build the capacity and skills on climate change issues related to forestry among African forestry stakeholders in Francophone Africa, AFF seeks translation services for the remaining five compendiums in an efficient manner.
Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, the consultants will focus on providing English to French translation services for five forestry related training compendiums on (i) carbon markets and trade (ii) climate modelling and scenario development and (iii) international dialogues and processes in climate change.
The consultants will be recruited to undertake the English to French translation of the documents outlined in Table 1 below.
Table 1: List of AFF training compendiums for English to French translation
|Document title||Language||Number of pages|
||Carbon markets and trade: a compendium for professional training in African forestry||English||140|
|2.||Carbon markets and trade: a compendium for technical training in African forestry||English||72|
|3.||Carbon markets and trade: a compendium for short courses in African forestry||English||84|
|4.||Climate modelling and scenario development: a compendium for professional training in African forestry||English||92|
|5.||International dialogues, processes and mechanisms on climate change: compendium for professional and technical training in African forestry||English||132|
Five AFF training compendiums translated from English to French as listed above.
HOW TO APPLY
Expression of interest and quotations for undertaking English to French translation of the knowledge products outlined above from AFF’s pre-qualified list of suppliers based on the negotiated rates, should be submitted by e-mail with subject line: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ENGLISH TO FRENCH TRANSLATION SERVICES AFF TRAINING COMPENDIUMS addressed to: d. firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by the Secretariat before or by 30 June 2021. Only successful applicants will be informed of the outcome.
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