Inades-Formation Togo recruits a consultant to carry out a study of the food and nutritional situation of households in the Kara and Savanes regions


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  1. Background and rationale

The Institut Africain pour le Développement Economique et Social – Centre Africain de Formation (Inades-Formation Togo) and CBM are implementing the Sécurité Alimentaire Inclusive et Résilience au Togo (SAIRT) project in the following areas: Communes of Tandjouare 1, Oti 2, Oti sud 1, Kozah 1&2 and Assoli 1 for a period of 03 years with funding from BMZ.

The aim of the project is to contribute to the sustainable improvement of the economic, social and health living conditions of agricultural producers (including disabled people) in rural communities in the Kara and Savanes regions of Togo. It aims to help at least 2,300 people (75%) from the project’s direct target group, including 600 disabled people, to eat three (3) meals a day.

The project plans to carry out a study of the food and nutrition situation in households of disabled people. This is the logic behind the present service.

To this end, the present study aims to take stock of the nutritional situation in the households of disabled people in order to obtain basic information. Based on the data from this study, a specific Information, Education and Communication (IEC) plan will be drawn up to raise awareness among the target group.

With this in mind, we plan to recruit a consultant to carry out this mission. These terms of reference outline the Consultant’s mission.

  1. Mission objectives

The aim of the study is to take stock of the nutritional situation in the households of disabled people, in order to obtain basic information that will enable us to promote local consumption of agricultural products (processed or not) resulting from the project’s activities, and to secure a local market for them.

Specifically, the aim is to answer the following questions:

  • What is the state of food and nutrition in households, particularly households of disabled people?
  • How often and in what variety do disabled people eat?
  • How do households eat?
  • What are the food adaptation strategies of disabled people’s households?

  • The mission ofhe Consultant

The Consultant’s specific tasks will be to:

  • Conduct an analysis of the food and nutrition situation in the households of people with disabilities;
  • Assessing the availability or otherwise of food products for a healthy and balanced diet at local level;
  • Propose an action plan to (i) educating and raising awareness among the target group about a healthy, balanced diet based on the consumption of locally available foods, and (ii) encourage agricultural producers to further diversify their production in order to offer the local market products that will contribute to a balanced diet and nutrition.

To this end, the following key investigative questions should guide the Consultant’s mission in carrying out the study:

Questions of orientation in relation to

household food frequency and diversity

What is the eating pattern of disabled households?

How do these households make a living?

How do disabled people’s households meet their food requirements?

What resources do these households have?

Can disabled households get by without food and nutritional assistance?

What is the level of household food insecurity?

What is the level of dietary diversity among households of disabled people benefiting from the project?

How much do disabled households spend on food?

Guiding questions on household eating habits

What is the scale of access determining household food insecurity?

What is the Hunger Scale at household level?

Guiding questions for Adaptation Strategies

How do disabled households cope with food shortages?

  1. Study methodology

The methodology proposed by the Consultant will be validated during a scoping session with the commissioning institution, Inades-Formation Togo. The Consultant will propose a sampling frame that will be used by probabilistic selection to determine a representative sample of all the households of disabled people covered by the project.

Please note that a disabled household includes: a household headed by a disabled person, or a household in which a disabled person is present.

  1. Deliverable expected from the Consultant

At the end of the assignment, the Consultant will provide :

  • A study report outlining the current food and nutrition situation of households and related recommendations.
  • An Information, Education and Communication (IEC) plan to raise household awareness.
  • Other useful documents
  1. Consultant profile

To carry out such an assignment, the Consultant must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 4/5 years’ higher education in nutrition, social sciences, humanities, agronomy or equivalent,
  • At least five (05) years’ professional experience in qualitative and quantitative research,
  • Have conducted at least one similar study in the last five years,
  • Experience in the field of nutrition would be an asset,
  • Ability to converse in one of the local languages of the Kara and Savanes regions will be an asset,
  • Analytical, oral and written communication skills,
  • Computer literate (Word, Powerpoint)
  • Location and duration of assignment

The mission will take place in the two regions targeted by the project, namely the Savanes and Kara regions, and more specifically in six (06) Communes: Kozah 1, Kozah 2, Assoli 1, Oti sud 1, Oti 2 and Tandjouare 1.

The total duration of the assignment is twenty-five (25) calendar days, including the report presentation workshops.

  • Application and selection procedure

Applications must be submitted online with the subject line :

Recruitment of a consultant to carry out a study of the food and
situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle des ménages to the following address: with a copy to no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday June 20, 2023.

Each application must include : (i) a technical and (ii) a financial offer. The technical bid must take into account the methodology for carrying out the assignment, the qualifications (diplomas) and experience attested by documents of successful completion of the assignment and the CV.

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ABCD2 project

Projet ABCD-Un élève un arbre COP28

1. Project title

Supporting the scaling-up of community experiences and citizen monitoring of public policies in response to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa (ABCD 2 project)

2. Summary

The project to scale up community experiences and dynamics of citizen monitoring of public policies in the face of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa is the continuation of an initial project to capitalize on these experiences.

In fact, in 2022, with funding from the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (ABCD), Inades-Formation carried out the project “Study-capitalization of best practices in the face of the challenges of climate change and local governance in sub-Saharan Africa “This project capitalized on 50 experiences, including 31 on adaptation to climate change and 19 on governance, in 11 sub-Saharan African countries.

Based on the results of this pilot project, we have been able to identify and capitalize on some of the living realities of community efforts to combat the problems posed by climate change in Africa. They have been developed by a variety of players, including public services specializing in environmental and climate change management, civil society organizations and farmers’ organizations.

This second phase of the project, which will run for 30 months (2022-2024), aims to (i) scale up these good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience to climate change and of (ii) support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of the associated policy and regulatory frameworks.

3. General objective

Contribute to the fight against global warming, through the large-scale promotion of local experiences and concerted policy measures relating to adaptation, mitigation and resilience mechanisms for vulnerable populations, especially rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

4. Specific objectives

  • Scale up the good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change.
  • Support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of related policy and regulatory frameworks

5. Completion period: June 2022 to November 2024

6. Project area

The project is being carried out in 11 countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Togo.

7. Financial partner

Basque Agency for Cooperation and Development (ABCD)

9. Implementation partners

17 local development organizations with projects that will replicate the good experiences capitalized on in phase 1 of the project. They were selected on the basis of the evaluation criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, sustainability and gender equity, following a call for projects launched by Inades-Formation.

List of organizations and their projects



Project title


Burkina Faso


Strengthening women’s resilience to climate change by promoting agroecological practices. Case study of the agroecological farm run by the women of the Union des Groupements Féminins Ce Dwane Nyee (UGF/CDN), Sanguie province, Centre West region, Burkina Faso.


Burkina Faso

Inades-Formation Burkina

Strengthening eco-citizenship through environmental education for pupils in the commune of Arbollé in the northern region of Burkina Faso



Inades-Formation Burundi

Promoting environmental education in schools to tackle climate change




Promotion of Community Initiatives to Protect Common Interest Resources in Cameroon


Côte d’Ivoire


One pupil, one tree to combat coastal erosion and the disappearance of mangroves


DR Congo

UWAKI North Kivu

Projet d’appui à la valorisation des semences paysannes dans les unions de Luofu, Kipese et Lubero en territoire de Lubero au Nord-Kivu / RDC. Inspired by the experience of the Union des groupements Naam de Koumbri in Burkina Faso


DR Congo


Grassroots environmental education to tackle climate change in the Kaziba chiefdom in DR Congo



Inades-Formation Kenya

The scaling up of experiences developed by communities and the dynamics of school-based re-afforestation initiatives to address climate change in Kenya



RECOR Rwanda

Affordable solar pumps for small-scale irrigation, a revolutionary technology to help farmers increase their resilience capacity to climate change issues in Rwanda



Inades-Formation Rwanda

Replication of the practice of grafting fruit trees to increase the resilience of farmers in the Bugesera district to climate change.




Project to promote agro-biodiversity conservation through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Senegal



Inades-Formation Tanzania

Promotion of community seed banks for the conservation of agro-biodiversity through capacity building and documentation of local seed varieties in Kondoa and Chemba Districts of Dodoma Region, Tanzania”.



Inades-Formation Chad

Promotion of seed banks, Scaling up the Seeds Savers Network /Kenya experience




Expand the “One student, one tree” project developed by ACOSYF RD Congo



APAD International Togo

The governance of protected areas: The case of the Agou mountainsides in Togo



Inades-Formation Togo

Continuous and competitive integrated family farming systems for farmer resilience to climate change in Tchamba 2 commune



JVE Togo

Governance of local seed systems among women’s cooperatives in the Assimé classified forest for climate resilience

ACF-AO project

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1. Project title

Feminist Climate Action Project – West Africa ACF-AO

2. Summary

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is being implemented in Côte d’Ivoire to contribute effectively to the resilience and fight against the effects of climate change by ecologically sensitive coastal and island communities, with a particular focus on rural women and young people.

It will build the capacity of communities, particularly women and young people, to implement strategies to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, notably through the adoption of agroecological practices, energy diversification and advocacy. It will strengthen the participation of rural women and young people in local governance of biodiversity and climate action.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada, the ACF AO project is taking place in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Togo.

It is managed in Côte d’Ivoire by SUCO and Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général.

3. Background

Climate change threatens to push nearly a million more Ivorians into extreme poverty, increase the risk of water stress, with more and more regions expected to see more than 10% of their population in water shortage, and increase the resurgence of air- and water-related diseases among susceptible populations (Nationally Determined Contributions, CDN-COTE D’IVOIRE, March 2022). According to the World Bank, by 2050, Côte d’Ivoire will face an average temperature rise of two degrees Celsius, greater rainfall variability and a 30 cm rise in sea level along the coast (World Bank, 2018a).

Climate change affects all development sectors. However, differences between men and women in their relationship with their environment, differences in the composition of economic sectors and unequal access to resources and decision-making will amplify the impacts of climate change on certain categories of the population, including women.

The “Feminist Climate Action in West Africa” project is a response to this reality.

4. General objective

Strengthening climate change adaptation by rural and indigenous women and young people in ecologically sensitive coastal and island regions of Côte d’Ivoire.

5. Specific objectives

  • Increase the influence of rural and indigenous women and young people in climate policy advocacy and in the governance of high-biodiversity ecosystems vulnerable to climate change.
  • Increase the adoption of nature-based solutions such as agroecology, ecosystem and biodiversity protection and restoration, for climate change adaptation, by rural and indigenous women and young people.
  • Strengthen the climate resilience of rural and indigenous women and young people through economic empowerment and energy diversification.

6. Completion date: 2023 - 2026

7. Target audience / beneficiaries: Young people 41% & Rural and indigenous women 59%.

8. Project area

Adiaké, Grand-Bassam, Jacqueville and Grand-Lahou.

9. Project actions

Diagnose the obstacles and facilitating factors for the active participation of target groups in biodiversity and climate management decision-making bodies;

Participatory diagnoses carried out by local authorities on the climatic vulnerability of ecosystems and identification of gender-sensitive adaptation measures and strategies;

Training for rural and indigenous women and young people to strengthen and maintain their participation in decision-making bodies;

Training of beneficiaries on climate and biodiversity conservation policies;

Participating communities receive training in business development, inclusive value chains, cooperative management, and direct marketing.

Village awareness-raising and training workshops on biodiversity-friendly and gender-sensitive mitigation and adaptation measures carried out in participating communities.

Ecosystem management and development plans designed and implemented in participating communities.

Technical and financial support to participating communities for the implementation of climate-resilient agroecological practices (micro-breeding, agroforestry, market gardening, beekeeping and oyster farming); to strengthen access to productive water, agricultural inputs and equipment; for the installation of tree nurseries and reforestation of coastal ecosystems.

Solar and eco-energy equipment for food production, processing and preservation, and training in equipment use and maintenance.

Women and youth networking and advocacy

Support and strengthening of savings and credit systems provided to women’s groups.

10. Technical and financial partners

Project funded by Affaire Mondiale Canada and implemented by INTERPARES, SUCO and their partners, including Inades-Formation – Secrétariat Général pour la Cote d’Ivoire.



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