DUKINGIRE IBIDUKIKIJE - Conservation and enhancement of natural ecosystems and their biodiversity for green growth of rural communities in Burundi
This project is part of the program “DUKINGIRE IBIDUKIKIJE – Conservation and
enhancement of natural ecosystems and their biodiversity for green growth of
rural communities in Burundi” which supports the preservation of natural ecosystems (including two
protected areas) in the context of integrated landscape management and wants to help enhance
their goods and services.
This program will contribute to sustainably improving the living conditions of the population of the areas
of intervention, including displaced persons and returnees, as well as economic and social development
from the country. Particular attention will be given to the communities living around the areas
protected so that human pressure on them is reduced and that these communities
contribute to their sustainable management.
The program is structured around three components:
Component 1 – Governance and sustainable and inclusive / participatory management of areas
protected areas, in particular the Kibira and Rusizi National Parks, are improved.
Component 2 – Integrated land restoration and management practices and mechanisms
and water resources are improved.
Component 3 – Organization, monitoring and management of the water supply service
Drinking water in rural areas are improved for the benefit and thanks to the participation of local populations,
with a focus on groups in vulnerable situations.
This program will be implemented in the Kibira and Rusizi National Parks, their areas
buffers, as well as in micro-basins which feed the Rusizi River and which will be identified in
start of the program on the basis of environmental vulnerability criteria (the program
will therefore cover the provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza, and a municipality in the province of Bujumbura
The specific objective of this contract is as follows:
Contribute to strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of actions for the protection and enhancement of ecosystem services in the Rusizi river basin, implemented under the program "DUKINGIRE IBIDUKIKIJE - Conservation and enhancement of natural ecosystems and their biodiversity for green growth of rural communities in Burundi”.
This will involve the provision of a team of experts who will accompany and support the implementation and monitoring of actions, facilitate sector coordination and provide quality technical expertise to the entire program.
Particip (Lead), COWI, Expertise Advisors (formerly: ETI Consulting)