Consultancy - Guidance for the establishment of the Great Green Wall Sourcing Challenge
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|| Consultancy - Guidance for the establishment of the Great Green Wall Sourcing Challenge
|| UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
|| Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
|| Europe and Central Asia
|Type of job
|| temporary contract
|Language of description
|| The Global Mechanism is an institution of the UNCCD, mandated to assist countries in the mobilization of financial resources from the public and private sector for activities that prevent, control or reverse desertification, land degradation and drought. As the operational arm of the convention, the Global Mechanism supports countries to translate the Convention into action.
One of its flagships is support to the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative for the Sahara and
Sahel. Launched in 2007, the initiative is now being implemented in more than 20 countries
across the Africa’s Sahel region and more than 8 billion dollars have been mobilized and/or
promised in its support. The initiative brings together African countries and international
partners, under the leadership of the African Union Commission. The Great Green Wall
Initiative aims to restore Africa’s degraded landscapes and, in the process, transform millions
of lives in one of the world’s poorest regions, the Sahel. Once complete, the Wall will be the
largest living structure on the planet – an 8000km natural wonder of the world stretching across
the entire width of the Continent.
In this context, the Global Mechanism is currently exploring the modalities for establishing a
Great Green Wall Sourcing Challenge (GGWSC). The GGWSC will be a campaign which
seeks to enroll major corporate partners in their mission of transforming the Sahel via a marketdriven, sustainable ethical supply chain model. Targeting a shortlist of the Top 100 food and
cosmetic businesses in the world, the objective is to gain commitments to working with ingredients that are sourced from small scale producers in the Sahel.
The objective of this consultancy is to develop a roadmap for launching the Great Green Wall
Sourcing Challenge, including key milestones, funding and human resources.
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