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EKITI STATE NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (EK-NEWMAP)

– REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANCY FIRM FOR GIS-BASED MAPPING FOR EROSION SITES & FLOOD ZONES

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
EKITI STATE NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (EK-NEWMAP)
(PROJECT ID: P124905 IDA NO. 62770 NG)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTANCY SERVICES-FIRM SELECTION)
ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANCY FIRM FOR GIS-BASED MAPPING FOR EROSION SITES & FLOOD ZONES
DATE: THURSDAY 23RD JULY 2020

The Federal Government of Nigeria has initiated the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP). The Project is supported with financing from the World Bank. The lead agency at the Federal level is the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME), Department of Erosion, Flood and Coastal Zone Management. State and local governments, local communities and CSOs will be involved in the project, given that the project is a multi-sector operation involving MDAs concerned with water resources management, public works, agriculture, regional and town planning, earth, and natural resources information, and disaster risk management.

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is designed to support the objective of achieving greater environmental and economic security. The Project is aimed at addressing severe gully erosion problems in the short term, reducing vulnerability to soil erosion and climate variability in the medium term, and promoting long-term climate resilience, and low carbon development. NEWMAP will take an integrated watershed management approach to erosion that will address the interlinked challenges of poverty, ecosystem services, climate change, disaster risk management, biodiversity, institutional capacity and governance.

The Project Management Unit (SPMU) of Ekiti State NEWMAP has commissioned various studies aimed at effectuating successful implementation of the NEWMAP in the state. One of such studies required for sound and effective project preparation is the Mapping of Gully Erosion/flood Sites in the state and general land use / land cover classification within the Geographic Information System (GIS) framework. This will aid in knowing the status of gully erosion sites and land resources in the state and effective management and monitoring of all erosion sites in the state. The mapping will also underpin project presentation and reporting on key status of erosion sites especially the prioritized sites for the NEWMAP GRASS component.

The Project Development Objective is to Rehabilitate degraded lands and reduce longer-term erosion vulnerability in targeted areas. At State level, NEWMAP activities involve medium-sized civil works such as construction of infrastructure and/or stabilization or rehabilitation in and around the gullies themselves, as well as small works in the small watershed where gullies form and expand.

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