Lusaka, Zambia, Consultancy Closes: August 9, 2022

Curation of a 13-Week Climate Action Radio Show
The Voices for Climate Action (VCA) is an advocacy programme that seeks to scale up Zambia climate action response targeting vulnerable communities by building wide societal support for locally shaped climate solutions through an inclusive and rights-based approach. It seeks to build a broad-based climate alliance at country level (bridging the urban-rural, gender, youth divides), influence national and global policies and financial flows in support of locally shaped solutions. VCA is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and being implemented over a five-year period (2021-2025) through an alliance of five partners – Hivos, WWF Zambia, Slum Dwellers International (SDI), South South North (SSN) and Akina Mama Wa Afrika (AMwA).
Hivos plans to conduct a series of radio programs called Climate Face2Face. The aim of the radio show is to provide a platform for people’s voices to be heard about climate justice and encourage discourse and exchange of ideas around innovative local climate solutions in Zambia.
The programs will feature a variety of participants including women, youths, local leaders, traditional leaders, government, civil society, climate activists etc. This mix of panelists across the programs will ensure a diversity of voices and views on climate action. In amplifying voices for climate action, the media, especially radio media, plays a critical role by bringing into public the voices of those especially experiencing the severe impact of climate change. The show will consist of 13 curated weekly episodes. The episodes will be about 15 minutes long during a primetime slot on a local radio station with a high reach and wide coverage.
Objectives of the activity
The objectives of the radio programs are as follows;

Provide a platform for amplifying grassroots voices on issues of climate action
Amplifying innovative local climate solutions from the local communities (farmers, women, youths, local chiefs, Ward Development Committees)
Raise political commitment towards just climate action especially through climate finance
Help to nurture a new generation of climate-conscious citizens and bring a breadth of perspective and expertise to the challenge of climate change

Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of the consultancy is to curate the Climate Face2Face radio program to ensure that it meets the above-stated objectives. This includes topic selection, script development and sourcing of panellists for 13 episodes of the show.
The deliverables of the assignment are as follows:

13 episodes (15 minutes each) curated for the Climate Face2Face radio show, including topic selection and script development which will bring together the most important elements of the radio discussions
Lead in identification and invitation of panelists for each program
Produce highlights (1-page report) of each episode
Compile a final report

Time Frame
This assignment is expected to take about 3 months with 13 consecutive weekly episodes conducted from August 15th to November 15th 2022. This includes preparation, development of content and scripts, engagement of panellists and reporting.
To Apply
To express interest to undertake this task, submit at least three tentative topics of discussions and scripts for the chosen topics. Please also share your business profile and your daily consultancy rate in USD, for 15 days (13 days for the 13 radio shows, 1 day for preparation and 1 day for reporting). The daily consultancy rate should be all-inclusive of script development, sourcing of panellists, logistics and professional fees. Applications should be sent to [email protected] by 09 August 2022.

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