Terms of Reference: gender needs assessment and development of financial inclusion material Agricon Boresha Chai Program Tanzania (EU Funded)

The European Union (EU) and the Government of United Republic of Tanzania (NAO) have signed a financing Agreement called Agri-Connect: Supporting value chains for shared prosperity under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

Under Agri-Connect, IDH as a lead applicant was awarded with a grant of 5 MLN EUR. With this grant, IDH and consortium partners started the Agricon Boresha Chai Program (the “Program”), which focuses on improving income, livelihoods and nutrition of tea smallholder farmers in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The consortium partners under this program are: CEFA (Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l’Agricoltura Onlus), TSHTDA (Tanzania Smallholders Tea Development Agency) and TRIT (Tea Research Institute of Tanzania). The Program focuses on improving livelihoods and nutrition of tea smallholders in the Southern Highlands. The Program will reach 22,000 tea smallholders and their families.

All Program implementers strive to be holistic, inclusive and gender-responsive throughout the delivery of all activities under the Program’s work packages. As the main beneficiaries of the Program are all members of the tea household, activities should be as inclusive as possible and are expected to promote gender equality at the household and cooperative level in tea producing areas.

The consultant is expected to work together with Program staff and other consultants to provide tools and concrete recommendations on how Program work packages and activities can be made gender-responsive and inclusive. Also, the consultant is expected to develop materials that facilitate implementation of all activities on financial inclusion and household decision-making.

The project is financed by the European Union, in accordance with the rules of the EU AGRI-CONNECT program.

This Program has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this ToR are the sole responsibility of IDH and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

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