C40 is seeking consultancy services to support the impact assessment analysis of the Women4Climate mentorship programme.
1. About C40
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. Acting both individually and collaboratively, C40 cities are having a meaningful global impact in reducing both greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate risks.
2. About the Inclusive Climate action programme and the Women4Climate initiative
C40s Inclusive Climate Action (ICA) Programme focuses on supporting mayors and cities to ensure local climate policies and initiatives are designed in an inclusive way and have equitable impacts, as a way to make the case for bold climate action and maximise its benefits across urban populations.
Women4Climate is a joint initiative of C40 Cities and the L’Oréal Foundation in which women from C40 cities can develop and implement actions inspired by the “think local, act global” philosophy. The mentorship programme supports cities in engaging with resident women to accelerate women-led local climate projects and solutions that contribute to the city climate priorities and action plans. It matches committed leaders from the public and private sector, international organisations and members of civil society with emerging female leaders at various stages in developing their climate projects and solutions. The selected projects are aimed at adapting to or mitigating the effects of climate change, aligning with their city’s climate objectives and to the C40 declarations1 and fostering inclusion and equity. Successful projects put under-represented communities at the heart of climate action and ensure just and inclusive outcomes for all citizens. By emphasising the inextricable link between climate change and the achievement of gender justice and equality, the Women4Climate programme aims to help cities deliver ambitious and inclusive climate action.
2.1 Background of this project
Since the launch of the programme in 2017, 33 Women4Climate mentorship programmes have been launched in 21 cities (cities have been launching more than one annual programme over the years) to empower more than 370 women, if we only count the mentees. The cities engaged in the programme have been adapting the Women4Climate framework to their local context and to the specific needs expressed by the women selected in the programme. Cities also have different ways in which they operate the programme locally: some have included local partners and university to reinforce the training stream of the programme, others have enhanced the networking opportunities by including multiple mentors, city officials and meetings with the mayor. The impact of gender empowerment solutions is hard to measure. In fact, mentees have differentiated experiences and journeys with their mentors. This leads to a diverse appreciation and assessment of their empowerment progress through the mentorship programme. This, combined with the opportunity provided to cities to adapt the mentorship programme implementation to the local needs, prevents the collection of sufficient data beyond the overall assessment of the programme’s progress through the lens of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Providers should be presenting a methodology and a work plan that includes: desktop research, data collection, data analysis, reporting and recommendations.
TIME SCHEDULE 1 July 2022 – Publication and dissemination of RfP 11 July 2022 – Deadline for questions about RfP 13 July 2022 – Questions answered for all bidders 21 July 2022, 10 am BST – Deadline for submission of proposal 2 August 2022 – Confirmation of winning proposal 3 August 2022 – Notification to bidders who were not selected. 26 September 2022 – The draft programme outcomes assessment report is delivered.
Any questions in relation to this tender competition should be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org by July 11, 2022.
A Q&A document will be compiled with all questions received from bidders and shared with all bidders on July 13, 2022.
How to apply
A tender in response to this request for proposal should be submitted no later than July 21, 2022, 10 am BST to email@example.com Silvia Marcon, C40 ICA Head of Global Leadership and CC firstname.lastname@example.org
Any proposals received after this date and time will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.
The tender evaluation will take place between July 21 and August 1 2022. If additional information or discussions are needed within this window, the bidder(s) will be notified. The selection decision for the winning bidder will be made no later than August 2 2022. Notifications to bidders who were not selected will be completed by August 3 2022.