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Consultancy to develop an institutional framework on voluntary marketing

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United Nations Development Programme

Introduction :


The BIOFIN is a global initiative launched in October 2012 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to respond to the need for detailed national-level analysis regarding biodiversity finance and boost the mobilization of financial resources for parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to achieve the Aichi Targets and also following the Montreal Kunming COP, the recent 2030 GBD. It is a global partnership seeking to address the biodiversity finance challenges in a comprehensive manner by building a sound business case for increased investments in the management of ecosystems and biodiversity, with a focus on the needs and transformational opportunities at the national level. In Malawi, the implementation of the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) started in 2019 under the Environmental Affairs Department within the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources aimed to support the development of a comprehensive resource mobilization strategy for the implementation of the NBSAP. 

Biodiversity provides goods and services in the form of ecosystems, species and genetic resources for human well-being and economic development. Malawi is endowed with unique flora, fauna and ecosystems, which provide various benefits such as food, shelter, medicine, ecological as well as cultural and spiritual services. The sustainability of biodiversity in Malawi is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, overexploitation of biological resources, pollution, climate change and infestation of invasive alien species. This requires sustainable and predictable financing for biodiversity conservation by coming up with innovative financing solutions and plans.

The Malawi Biodiversity Finance Plan (BFP) presents a coherent and comprehensive approach to biodiversity financing in Malawi, encompassing a full suite of priority finance solutions. The key objectives of this plan are: (1) To sustainably mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation and management activities; and (2) To complement the Malawi Development Agenda (MW2063) of “an inclusively wealthy and self-reliant nation” by enhancing the use of economic instruments for resource mobilization towards financing biodiversity conservation and management activities.  The Malawi BFP prioritised the following finance solutions:

1.     Establishment and Enforcement of Payment for Ecosystem Services in Nyika National Park and Dzalanyama Forest

2.     Tagging Biodiversity Expenditure in the National Budget to influence both the recurrent budget and the investment budget financing.

3.     Scaling up Carbon Trading for Conservation of Biological Diversity in Malawi

The Malawi government created an agency to oversee its trade and marketing of carbon emission offsets on 23 Jun 2023. Carbon trade is the buying and selling of credits that permit a company or other entity to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide.

Participants in compliance markets are mandated to decrease emissions or purchase credits by law, while voluntary markets serve those who opt in to cut emissions or purchase credits.

The compliance market is used by companies and governments that by law have to account for their GHG emissions. It is regulated by mandatory national, regional or international carbon reduction regimes. On the voluntary market the trade of carbon credits is on a voluntarily basis.

Common examples of projects are reforestation projects, wetland management programs, carbon capture and storage, the development of renewable energy and green technology, regenerative agriculture programs etc.,

The VCM is a decentralized market where private actors voluntarily buy and sell carbon credits that represent certified removals or reductions of greenhouse …Currently Malawi does not have any regulatory framework for either the compliance market nor the voluntary carbon market. It is hoped that through this consultancy existing carbon market schemes will be documented and policy guidance for Malawi’s voluntary carbon market developed.  

Country: Malawi


Description of the Assignment: To develop an institutional framework on voluntary marketing which includes an inventory of communities that have partnerships in carbon trading for forestry.

The scope of the work will include the following:

The main purpose of this consultancy is to develop an institutional framework on voluntary carbon marketing which includes an inventory of communities that have partnerships in carbon trading for forestry.

The consultant is also expected to train community structures and stakeholders in carbon markets for forestry and mechanisms for sharing the benefits from the carbon trade with the communities.

Come up with a training program for participation of the private sector in the voluntary carbon trade. 


Period of assignment/services – 25 working days.


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Deadline :

13-Dec-23 @ 05:00 AM (New York time)

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