Call for tender from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
As envisioned, the project described below will contribute to the preparation/implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with a focus on developing strategies for phasing out mercury-added products and on reducing mercury use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining through development of National Action Plans
In this project, the European Environmental Bureau, in collaboration with the Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG), (hereafter referred to as EEB/ZMWG), will contribute at least in part to the preparation for ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in four ACP countries in Africa, by delivering the following outcomes:
Formulation of specific strategies in two selected ACP countries for addressing the mercury-added products phase-out provisions of the Minamata Convention;
Technical assistance to the two selected countries in developing National Action Plans (NAP) for reducing mercury in Artisanal and Small scale Gold Mining (ASGM) as per the Minamata Convention;
A summary of the above activities will be presented during regional conferences, contributing support and awareness raising for national and regional stakeholders interested in mercury reduction initiatives particularly related to the Minamata Convention.
The mercury-added product phase out initiatives and ASGM national action plans created under this project will enhance the ability of the selected African countries to work toward ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention. Specifically, by the end of the project, countries’ representatives will have clarity and direction on their overall Convention ratification and implementation obligations vis a vis the two specified areas – phasing out mercury-added products and reducing mercury use and release in ASGM, whilst being ready to implement the Convention obligations in these two areas.
Purpose of this invitation to Tender
Through this invitation to tender, EEB/ZMWG aims to identify and select one public interest Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in each of the four specified ACP countries in Africa to act as national NGO partners to work as sub-contractors on this project.
For the national mercury-added products phase out work, the call for tender is seeking to identify and select one NGO in Nigeria and one in Mauritius.
For the development of the National Action Plans for the Artisanal Small Scale Gold Miningwork, the call for tender is seeking to identify and select one NGO in Tanzania and one in Ghana.
Proposals in response to this request should be submitted before close of business, 18:00 Brussels time, 30 January 2015, by email to
EEB Zero Mercury Campaign - Zero Mercury Working Group | Contact: Elena Lymberidi-Settimo, EEB-ZMC Project Coordinator, ZMWG International Coordinator, Tel:+32 2 2891301
The EEB receives a special grant from the Sigrid Rausing Trust for this activity.
EEB gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission