International Partnership for African Fisheries Governance & Trade (PAF) is one of the Flagship programmes of the NEPAD Agency. This programme aims to support an emerging political cadre in defining processes that will strengthen Africa’s capacity to consider, determine and implement responsive reforms in fisheries governance and trade. Reforms are needed not only to ensure these benefits are sustained, but also to generate and sustain wealth from fisheries.
PAF supports this process by strengthening Africa’s capacity to consider, determine and implement fisheries and impinging non-fisheries policies that encourage growth and address the current trend towards sectoral decline. Working through AUC/NEPAD, the programme has established a multi-stakeholder partnership that involves policy makers and strategists from within and outside the fisheries sector. A key objective is the development and eventual implementation of a Comprehensive African Fisheries Reform Strategy.
PAF stimulates a ‘Think Tank’-style process of knowledge exchange, networking and debate policy between African states and international partners to help meet this challenge. Think Tank encourages high-level political dialogue and engagement in this process and facilitates action based on emerging findings and recommendations.
Informing this process is a series of technical and policy research-based components in the domains of (i) fisheries governance, (ii) tackling illegal fishing and (iii) trade and access to markets. Within these domains, case studies of best practice and pilot activities are undertaken. These studies are being carried out through the various PAF Working Groups (Governance, Trade, Stop Illegal Fishing, Aquaculture and Investment Finance). Publication and dissemination of these research findings is one of the key deliverables of PAF. Therefore, PAF requires the services of a publishing company to publish the report entitled “Development Aid for Fisheries in Africa: Setting out Key Principles”.
Scope of work
The work will entail:
a) Reviewing the report, to ensure that it reads well and makes sense for both people who are acquainted with Fisheries Economics and those who may wish to know more about the status of fisheries in Africa;
b) Review the main report and the summary, and then design and format the manual script into an attractive (eye-catching) report; and
c) Source and allocate an ISBN for the report and ensure that it can be internationally acceptable and accessible.
Technical and financial proposals should be submitted in two separate envelopes, clearly marked ‘Technical Proposal’ and ‘Financial Proposal’, respectively. These two envelopes should be placed in a third envelope marked with the name of the assignment and the name of the submitting organisation.
Four copies (including the original) of each copy is required.
Communication and Enquiry- All enquiries should be addressed to:
Tel. +27 11 256 3634/3648
The address for submission is:
The Chairperson, Tender Board
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
International Business Gateway
Midridge Office Park, Block B
corner of Challenger & Columbia Avenue
P.O. Box 1234 Halfway House, Midrand, South Africa 1685
The deadline for submissions is 4pm on 3rd August 2012.