“Promoting the role of youth as active change-makers in
addressing climate change in Egypt through education”

Uni-Green 2021 - 2024

Call for Proposals: Consultants for Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development
August 1st 2021

The Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is a nonprofit
and non-governmental entity under the Arab League that serves to educate the Arab and
African region. The operations follow up its implementation in accordance with the provision
of the convention and the charter of the Arab League, the treaties and covenant and United
Nations specialized agencies. AASTMT is a leading entity in the Middle East and North Africa
region with fifty years of excellence in education, training, research and consultations.

AASTMT achieved this position by its outstanding faculty members, alumni, professional staff
and its dedication in enriching applied research and providing highest standards of education
and services. Faculty members and students in AASTMT are active in break through research
relevant to the African and Asian regions in the fields of applied science and social sciences.

The Arab Institute for Leadership Development

The Arab Institute for Leadership Development (AILD), under the Arab Academy for Science,
Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) launches various cutting-edge programs
designed to address this critical issue facing business and society. The Programs equip
individuals from any discipline or business field to become decision makers, innovative
problem solvers, responsible social citizens, and future leaders in the Arab countries. The AILD
provides quality courses and training programs.

Life Maker Foundation

Life Makers Foundation (LMF) is an Egyptian non-governmental, youth-led, and voluntary
organization established in 2011 with an overall objective to foster youth engagement in
addressing the emerging challenges at the local and regional levels. Since its establishment,
LMF has worked closely with community-based organizations across Egypt to build youth
capacities and support their efforts to develop their societies and respond to humanitarian and
livelihood needs. LMF has a wide portfolio of programs, projects, and initiatives that focus on
health, education, livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, the environment, and youth
participation. Life Makers is a non-religious, non-political, and non-partisan civil society
organization. LMF operates in 24 governorates through a network of partner youth-led
organizations and registered offices across Egypt.


Uni-Green is a 36-month project with a budget of approx. 13 million EGP and is funded by the
European Union. Uni-Green seeks to reinforce the role of youth as key actors in raising
awareness, advocating, and directly addressing local climate change challenges in Egypt. Uni-
Green promotes youth participation in climate change mitigation through an engaging multistakeholder
(universities, the private sector, community-based organizations, and government)
process that enables collaboration among key stakeholders in the climate change space. Uni-
Green aims to enlarge youth participation in addressing climate change by supporting youthled
innovative entrepreneurial solutions with technical and financial support. The project
enables interested youth to communicate alternatives and recommendations in a drafted policy
paper on the role of youth in tackling climate change through community-based learning.

Contextual Background

Global reports illustrate major environmental challenges Egypt is to face in the future,
concerning the level of greenhouse gases emission, global sea-level rise estimations indicate
that forthcoming sea-level rise by 50 cm. Thus, the launch of the national sustainable
development strategy “Egypt vision 2030” is moving the country to seek to preserve both
development and the environment together through the rational use of resources in a way that
preserves the rights of future generations in a more secure and adequate way. This strategy is
made to develop Egypt into a competitive, balanced, and knowledge-based economy, with a
diversified ecosystem The goal is to create a better Egypt, benefiting from its strategic location
and human capital to achieve sustainable development. Many developmental projects aiming
at climate change mitigation and adaptation have started (undertaken by UNDP in Egypt) in
the climate and disaster resilience sector. These projects seek to preserve, support, and invest
in natural resources so to ensure next generations` rights in a clean, safe and healthy
environment. Nevertheless, these projects are not educational nor do they create awareness of
the matter. Education is a critical agent in addressing the issue of climate change and
sustainability. Therefore, the project Unigreen seeks to take an educational approach so to have
a positive attitude and behaviour towards sustaining the environment teach young generations
about the impact of global warming and learn how to adapt to climate change. Education
empowers all people, especially motivates the young to take action.

Objectives of the Project

The overall objective of Uni-Green is to promote the role of Egyptian Universities as active
civil society organizations to advance youth participation in climate change mitigation. Uni-
Green aims to mobilize youth groups and empower civil society organizations (represented in
this project by public and not-for-profit universities) to increase their participation in mitigating
and adaptation efforts and helping to build capacity to mainstream climate change and
environmental stainability within the higher education system.

Outcomes of the Project

Uni-Green aims to educate, raise positive awareness, and build the capacities of teaching
assistants, university students, and professors to address climate issues in an engaging process
that develops knowledge, attitudes, and practices. The project hopes to achieve the following:

1. Mainstream community-based learning among 10 universities by a tailored program
that involves capacity building and community engagement on climate change.

2. Hold a competition among the youth for innovative solutions to address local climate
issues (competition collaborated by universities, local authorities, private sector, etc.).

3. Embody youth participation in the policy-making process to address climate change.
Full project description can be found here

This project seeks to hire consultants so to share their expertise and knowledge to help develop
an educational product that help people understand the impact of global warming today and
increase "climate literacy" among young people. The project seeks to bring on consultants to
perform day-to-day work and augment or supplement staff.

Consultant Required Skills and Competences

The consultant will need to demonstrate experience and expertise in climate change education,
holding comprehension and experience about the complex problems faced, the approach to
tackle climate crisis, and the significant transformational changes required. The consultant
should also be aware of how to develop a competency-based curriculum, emphasizing what
learners are expected to learn and do. They should be able to develop, implement, assess and
modify the curriculum pinpoint the main learning outcomes, standards and core competencies
that students must demonstrate with the course.

Consultant Submission Requirement

Interested consultants should submit a proposal including the following:
(1) A technical and
financial proposal includes a proposed methodology addressing the objectives, scope of work,
the key person, and their level of effort and rates and detailed budget.
(2) A statement and
background information on similar tasks performed by the consultant.

Deliverables and Methodology

Upon the successful award of the contract, the consultant is expected to deliver the following:
1. An inception report that responds to the scope of the assignment with a clear description
of the methodology and a detailed work plan with timelines and deliverables.

• Note: The methodology will be presented in the proposal with a summary
of the implementation plan, including timelines and key milestones (logical
framework) and any other documents/data related to the project`s overall
objectives and results. This may include desk research, literature review,
surveys and interviews among stakeholders in Egypt and abroad.

2. A draft report that overs all the deliverables mentioned above.

3. The final report after consultation with AAST and LMF.

4. A ready-made presentation of the key findings (max 10 slides).

• Note: the reports and presentation needs to be presented in English in
visually illustrative formats (use visualization/ infographics where possible)

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated based on the below criteria:

• Technical alignment with the objectives and outputs of the assignment.

• Work plan design, including clear timelines and schedule of delivery.

• Risk and financial accountability procedures.

• The technical and organizational capacity to deliver the outputs.

• Overall value for money


As a consultant, there will be assignments given throughout the project duration. The
assignments will be completed within average of 12 working days. The consultant will propose
a detailed budget for this assignment, including all applicable overheads and travel costs for
any field visits (expected to show value for money when proposing the budget). 50% of the
payment will be paid upon delivering the inception report, and the remaining 50% will be paid
upon delivering the final report.

Key Dates

The consultant will report the progress to the Project Manager. Subject to agreement between
The project parties and the consultant, the below dates are proposed for delivering the study:

& Target Date

Call for proposals opening August 1, 2022

Closing date (2 weeks) August 17, 2022

Announcing the wining proposal August 25, 2022

Beginning of study September 1, 2022

Inception Report 12 days from the signing of the agreement

Final Report and Presentation According to the agreed upon task with AILD
and LF


Inquires can to be submitted via email to: Leadership@aast.edu