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BNB Advocates advises the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), in a contract with the Government of Uganda concerning a study ‘Strengthening National Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism (FGRM) for Uganda’s REDD+ Programme.

BNB Advocates will be responsible for the delivery of the following tasks:
  • Undertake an assessment of the capacity of local and national institutions to address REDD+ related grievances, including identifying strengths and gaps of the said institutional framework;
  • develop principles, procedures, structure and functions of the Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism for REDD+ in Uganda;
  • make proposals on possible elements and options for grievance redress mechanisms (GRM) during readiness activities and those required during REDD+ Implementation;
  • carry out a comprehensive review and analysis of the international laws and guidelines related to REDD+ and the Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism (FGRM);
  • carry out a comprehensive review and analysis of the legal, policy, and regulatory framework related to REDD+ in Uganda, including assessment of the gaps and bottlenecks in the said framework that may lead to the emergence of conflicts during REDD+ implementation;
  • formulate recommendations for strengthening policy, legal and institutional framework for managing grievances and conflicts that may arise during REDD+ implementation;
  • propose options for establishing an appeals process that REDD+ stakeholders can use if they are not satisfied with how their grievance has been resolved;
  • organize and conduct field work and case studies so as to develop a deeper understanding of existing and future conflicts related to REDD+; organize and conduct consultations with key stakeholders and policy makers;
  • develop all technical documents and reports required by the Ministry of Water & Environment, including the following: Work Plan; Inception Report; draft & final Process Reports; draft & final Consultancy Reports;
  • organize and participate in all meetings relating to the assignment including, meetings of the National Technical Committee, Taskforce, the client, the World Bank, and other stakeholders; undertake workshops to discuss the draft report; and the validation workshop.

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