Worldwide—Expert Advisory Call Down Services 2 (EACDS2) Lot 4: Climate Change, Nature, and Global Health

Client: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Duration: 2023-2024

Region: Worldwide

Country: Worldwide

Solutions: Climate Global Health Environment

Lot 4: Climate Change, Nature, and Global Health

To build future economic, security, and technological partnerships, the U.K. Government is putting shared global challenges at the heart of its offer to low-and middle-income countries. To support this endeavor and ensure funding and support are available for countries to deliver on their climate ambitions, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) designed the Expert Advisory Call Down Services 2 (EACDS2) Lot 4: Climate Change, Nature, and Global Health. This is a follow on from the recently concluded EACDS project, which DAI supported between 2016-2022.

EACDS is a technical advisory call-down service that provides rapid, quality-assured, short-term technical expertise to support the development of U.K. aid programs. The service is accessible to FCDO and other Government departments that deliver programs funded by U.K. Official Development Assistance. In managing Lot 4, DAI leads a 27-member consortium to respond to the varied requirements of service users.

The Lot 4 priority objective areas are:

  • Design, delivery, and monitoring of risk-informed development investments across key sectors.
  • Developing innovative approaches to tackle climate change and protect nature.
  • Informing and developing responses to the changing nature of systems and society.

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Sample Activities

  • Respond to on-demand requests for support and work with users to precisely define scopes of assistance from the first idea to full terms of reference.
  • Rapidly source expertise from across a consortium of 27 partners or other specialist suppliers, often within 10 days.
  • Manage all commissioned assignments on behalf of FCDO, including contract placement and management, financial management, delivery and quality control, and duty of care.
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