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Consultant for Regional Legal Assistant (#1,576,626,104) 

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National multi:stakeholder dialogue on relevant policies and laws

Support the promotion and facilitation of national multi:stakeholder dialogue (i.e. through the creation of a specific platform or the promotion of exiting platforms and other mechanisms) to ensure the participation on the legal and policy related work in relation with forest and wildlife in the country.

Legal analysis and development relevant to the sustainable exploitation of Wildlife

:Support the review of legal studies carried out over the last 10 years as part of projects about biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of renewable natural resources. The objective of this review is to identify commitments in terms of social and environmental justice and to food security, and to assess how these commitments are taken into consideration in the legal and institutional context of the country. The documents identified will be archived under the SWM programme Knowledge Management System (KMS) and appropriately mentioned in the analytical documents and the final deliverable (consolidated country profile);

:Support the collection and compilation of existing policies and corresponding legislation/regulations, and case studies relevant to the sustainable exploitation of wildlife. Identified policies should include those that affect stakeholder procedural and substantive rights and obligations in wildlife and land management, including policies on wildlife, land use, fire management Policy environment, territorial administration, etc. Relevant legislation should include (inter alia) the Constitution and laws relating to land tenure, land use and management, forest, agriculture, biodiversity, rangelands management, wildlife and nature protection, inland fisheries, environment, rustling, animal production and marketing, water, mining, government structure (including local government), rights of associations, public participation, women's rights etc. and compile all relevant texts into a comprehensive thematic legal collection. Based on this compilation support the filling of the information into a scheme that shows for each policy the existing enabling institutional and legal frameworks. A similar structure needs to be developed for relevant laws and regulations. This compilation should facilitate the identification of those areas of policy/law which are currently missing implementing law/regulations;

:Based on the overall methodology provided by the R1 team, support the filling of the matrices of statutory right analysis for the wildlife value chains relevant for the site. Based on these matrices, support the preparation of a Legal Consistency Analysis report based on the legal and regulatory framework applicable to these wildlife value chains (see above mentioned sectors in 3.) and a Legal Gap Analysis report. This should include compliance with ratified international and regional treaties (and policies) and standards of sustainability.

:Based on the overall methodology provided by the R1 team, and with the support of the project team, support the filling of the matrices of analysis of customary laws and practices. This will include the mapping of existing customary norms and non:state legal mechanisms to manage wildlife species and avoid/solve human:wildlife conflicts. This will require support for a field:based survey in local communities deemed relevant at the SWM site, in compliance with the FPIC protocol. The planning of the survey will need to be carried out in close concertation with the site coordinator to ensure coherence and avoid duplication with other surveys/activities planned at the same site.

:Based on the overall methodology provided by the R1 team, support the application of the tool for the assessment of law application and enforcement at the site at local and national levels in order to identify the practical and functional challenges related to the implementation of enacted laws and regulations, instead of focusing on

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