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BIOPAMA is seeking a suitable host organisation for the West Africa Regional Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, regionally active organisation that shares the mission of BIOPAMA and is interested in becoming part of and helping to shape, the development of the Regional Observatory and supporting the delivery of its core functions.

The objective of this call for Expressions of Interest is to identify organisations in the region that have an interest in hosting the Regional Observatory and that share the vision of BIOPAMA for West Africa. IUCN and EC-JRC (European Commission Joint Research Centre) will use the submissions as a basis for selecting a host organisation and for negotiating a hosting agreement for the establishment and implementation of the Regional Observatory.

A consortium approach to the expression of interest would be encouraged where organisations believe they could maximise services and benefits through the Regional Observatory by pooling their collective capacity and resources. The hosting arrangement will be formalised through the conclusion of an Agreement between IUCN and the hosting organisation, for the duration of the second phase of BIOPAMA (June 2023) with an evaluation of progress after the first two years.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted by April 29 2019, before 11:59 PM (GMT).
For more information, please contact Tanya MERCERON, BIOPAMA Coordinator for West and Central Africa, IUCN. Email: