The African Biodiversity Network (ABN) is a regional network that aims to ignite and nurture a growing network of individuals and organizations across Africa. It envisages vibrant and resilient African communities rooted in their biological, cultural, and spiritual diversity, governing their lives, livelihoods and living harmoniously with healthy ecosystems.
ABN offers a very African approach to sustainability and community resilience, closely linked to and growing out of traditional practices. The premise is that cultural and ecological diversity are intricately bound together and that only through restoring people’s strong and deep sense of connectedness to nature and all that lies within it will people in Africa find ways to be resilient and sustain their land and other natural resources. A key part of this restoration is to give a substantial voice to elders’ indigenous knowledge.
ABN currently has 30 partners and allies ranging from small Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to large coalitions of CBOs and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), drawn from eleven African countries. ABN is also a founder and member of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). Its partners are also members of other networks and coalitions.
Through funding support from SIDA, through Embassy of Sweden, Addis Ababa, The ABN Secretariat will be implementing the above 3-year project in collaboration with 21 partner organizations spread across 14 African countries. Five (5) of the partners in the MENA and Central Africa region are new. The ABN Secretariat, which is based in Kenya will be the lead partner and ensure harmonious coordination of all project activities across the countries. ABN is seeking a Consultant/Consultancy firm to undertake a baseline survey to identify the status and document the project benchmarks before implementing the project activities. The consultant should be readily available to complete the
assignment by 25th November 2021.