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United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is one of the eight Regional Sections of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) which is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. UCLG is the largest association of local governments in the world and the officially recognized voice of local government by the United Nations. The Asia and Pacific region is the biggest of the eight sections in UCLG with linkages to more than 7.000 local governments. It represents well over 3.76 billion people–more than half of the world population- and incorporates economically fast developing countries such as China, India and Indonesia.

UCLG ASPAC is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes democratic local government, supports cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilitates programs, networks and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and the associations. Moreover, UCLG ASPAC represents local governments politically within the international community, and with the United Nations and its agencies. It also promotes inclusive societies which safeguard equality, social and economic justice, and sustainable community development. UCLG ASPAC is engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable development comprising poverty alleviation, climate change, decentralization, local finance and MDGs.

ESCAP and UCLG-ASPAC have shortlisted four cities in Indonesia for hosting a waste-to-energy pilot that is aimed at converting the organic fraction of municipal solid waste into biogas through the process of anaerobic digestion. Key success factors for implementing the pilot will be the identification of sources of relatively clean organic municipal waste (e.g. waste from vegetables markets or slaughterhouses), the choice of an appropriate location for the plant, and the existence of a reliable source of demand for the biogas generated from the project or its products.

To this end, a consultant (or team of consultants) will be engaged to conduct a survey in Malang Regency to identify characteristic of agriculture waste. The study will have the following objectives:
  • Provide an overview of the condition of agriculture waste in a city
  • Identify and characterize organic and animal waste in agricultural points that could be the source of feedstock to the waste-to-energy pilot;
Approach and timelines:
A survey study will be conducted for Malang Regency. The study should follow the template provided by UCLG-ASPAC and be composed of two parts.

Part I will address objective #1 stated above and consist of an in-desk review based on sources of information that are readily available. This data can be complemented and/or verified in direct consultations with relevant stakeholders in the cities.

Part II will consist of an empirical study that will address objectives #2 stated above. For this purpose, the consultant is required to conduct field missions to the cities in order to obtain primary data and also for consultations with relevant stakeholders. It is required that the consultant follow the template provided by UCLG-ASPAC as closely as possible.

Tentative timelines for preparing this assignment are as follows:
  • Start date: 16 to 22 November 2015 
  • Submission of the report: 29 November 2015
Report of the survey should be prepared in English and in close consultation with ESCAP and UCLG-ASPAC. Relevant stakeholders in the city where the study is being carried out should also be involved and consulted in the process of preparing the study. It is suggested that at the start of the assignment, the consultant can identify a focal point on behalf of the local government authorities who can facilitate in obtaining background information and liaising with relevant stakeholders.

Interested Surveyor should submit proposal to finance@uclg-aspac.org and CC to programme1@uclg-aspac.org
Deadline for Proposal submission is 05:00 PM, 19 November 2015 with Subject Email: ASPAC-SWM 2015 – Your Name

Thank you very much for your kind attention
Sincerely yours,
Human Resources Manager of UCLG ASPAC