Publication date: 02-Oct-2023
The Consultant will support the Bank’s operations-oriented knowledge product generation in the COP28 related Climate-Fragility nexus workstreams. The expected analytics are intended to inform and support the bank’s participation in COP28 as well as its follow-up, contribute to enhanced coordination geared towards stronger operational collaboration and resource mobilization in alignment with the Bank’s 2022-26 Strategy for Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa as well as the 2021 – 2030 Climate Change and Green Growth Strategic Framework, including Policy, and the 2021-2025 Action Plan. The incumbent is expected to: i) prepare a high-quality report on the Bank’s climate-fragility and resilience nexus interventions (conflict prevention, conflict sensitivity, migration, displacement, peacebuilding and climate resilience in its knowledge/analytics, policy dialogues, and operations, both public and private sector) with a specific focus on climate finance mobilization in fragile settings in its Regional Member Countries (constraints/challenges, best practices, lessons learned, new climate security and conflict sensitivity guidance, real or perceived risks and mitigation measures, recommendations for concrete resource mobilization opportunities, processes and modus operandi etc.) and ii) prepare an Action Plan for the implementation of the findings. The Consultant will work very closely with the internal units vis-à-vis COP28, especially RDTS and PECG, and throughout the knowledge product preparation (including interviews/consultations with internal and external partners active in bank operations and the climate finance domain) also provide support to facilitate the direct operationalization of the evolving analytical findings and recommendations, i.e. a renewed focus on mobilizing climate finance at scale for co-financing of bank operations, including but not limited to the Transition Support Facility (TSF) and in transition states (fragile settings).