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Regional Legal Consultant (#1,576,626,106) 

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National multi:stakeholder dialogue on relevant policies and laws

Promote/facilitate and contribute to 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

:Review the 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);

:Review and revise the Diagnostic Legal Tools developed by R1 team, to ensure adaptation to the country context, specific site model and work plan. The revision of the customary law matrix should be done with the support of an anthropologist/project staff expert on site's customs and rules. This work will allow to fine:tune the matrix, add elements that are specific to the site and remove those that don't and propose a relevant set of matrix to the site.

:Identify, collect and compile existing policies and corresponding legislation/regulations 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;

:Further develop the compilation of policies, laws and regulations carried out in 4. into a scheme (Annex 1) 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, fill up the matrices of statutory right analysis for the wildlife value chains relevant for the site. Based on these matrices, prepare 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, complete 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 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

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