Request for Quotations: Development and Delivery of a Training on the Integration of Climate Change into Global Health and Gender Equality ProgrammingRequest for Quotations:

1. Summary

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is currently seeking a consultant to create and deliver an interactive training (with an approximate delivery time between 3 and 4 hours) for our membership on the integration of the environment and climate change into global health and gender equality programming. 

CanWaCH catalyzes Canadian collaboration to deepen effectiveness in improving women’s and children’s health in communities around the world. Our 100+ member organizations are instrumental in reducing maternal and child mortality, promoting accountability to women, adolescents, and children for the improvement of their health and rights, seeking innovation, generating research, and supporting monitoring, evaluation, and learning. 

2. Project Description and Scope 

2.1 This training is part of CanWaCH’s ongoing efforts to increase the capacity of individuals and organizations to implement gender-transformative health programming

Considering the profound impact of the climate crisis on the health and well-being of vulnerable communities, disproportionately affecting women and girls, this training aims to provide participants with practical tools to ensure the integration of the environment and climate change into global health programming from a gender equality lens. This training will specifically focus on bolstering community-based resilience and adaptation efforts from a gender equality and gender transformative perspective.

Some key topics covered and associated practical tools could include: 

  • Assessing vulnerability and risks associated with climate change, particularly regarding the health of women and girls;
  • Strengthening climate change community-based resilience and adaptation, with a targeted focus on health and gender;
  • Understanding of climate resilience approaches and tools; 
  • Mainstreaming gender in adaptation and risk mitigation efforts.

2.2 The intended audience for this training are members of the CanWaCH membership, consisting of civil society organizations, academic institutions, health professional associations and individuals working to improve health outcomes for women and children in communities around the globe. 

The audience will include a range of different understandings / expertise levels across the intersection of health, GE and the environment. We will assume that the intended audience has a basic existing knowledge of the gendered risks of climate change and of the intersection of climate, gender, and health, or will acquire this knowledge elsewhere. As such, the expectation is that this training will go beyond an introduction to the intersections of climate, health and GE and not be a 101/entry-level training. 

 Intended participants include Francophone participants, therefore, CanWaCH will provide Simultaneous Interpretation to ensure their engagement and active participation. The training content will be translated (covered by CanWaCH see section 4.1 below) and shared with interpreters ahead of the training by CanWaCH. Facilitators will need to be aware of the additional preparation needed to ensure smooth interpretation and engagement of Francophone participants. 

2.3 This training is intended to be participatory and equip participants with best practices,tools and provide them with opportunities to practice lessons learned through the use of interactive exercises and/or small group discussions.

3. Project Timeline

3.1 The training will take place in mid to late November during the CanWaCH Academy (exact dates TBD). 

3.2 Proposed schedule:

  1. Week of August 5, 2024:
    • Selection of successful consultant and negotiation of contract;
  2. Week of August 12, 2024
    • Finalization of contract;
    • Initial meeting with CanWaCH for a comprehensive review of project scope, deliverables, and work to date.
  3. August-September, 2024
    • Comprehensive agenda of the training with key elements sent to and reviewed by CanWaCH
    • Progress meetings with CanWaCH and other key stakeholders as required – such as Gender Equality Working Group members
  4. October 2024
    • Finalization of the content of training and additional resources (PowerPoint presentation, exercises for participants, etc…) in preparation for translation
    • Meeting with CanWaCH for final review of the training content and materials
  5. November, 2024
    • Delivery of the training 

Additional progress meetings with the consultant and CanWaCH may take place as deemed appropriate for the project.

4. Budget

4.1 All quotations must include proposed costs to complete the tasks described in the project description and scope, including: 

  • Training content 
  • Creation of additional materials such as presentations, surveys and exercises for attendees
  • Facilitation of the training
  • Debrief and evaluation of the training 

CanWaCH will provide the following:

  • Logistics planning, managing registration and coordination with registrants
  • Translation of training content and materials
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Tech as required (Zoom, Mural, Slido,etc.)
  • Tech and logistical support during training

4.2 All costs and fees must be clearly described in each quotation. If the consultant submitting a quotation must outsource or contract any work to meet the requirements contained herein, this must be clearly stated in the quotation. Additionally, all costs included in the quotation must be all-inclusive to include any outsourced or contracted work. Any quotations which call for outsourcing or contracting work must include a name and description of the organizations being contracted.

5. Bidder Qualifications

The successful Bidder should possess experience and expertise with climate resilience and adaptation with a focus on health and gender. CanWaCH expects the successful bidder to have online facilitation experience. A portfolio of relevant training that you have developed and/or delivered and attest to your specific skills and expertise in this subject matter area may be requested.

6. Quotation Evaluation Criteria 

CanWaCH will evaluate all quotations based on the following criteria:

  • Previous work: Bidders will be evaluated on examples of their work pertaining to the the subject matter;
  • Value and cost: Bidders will be evaluated on the cost of their quotation based on the work to be performed in accordance with the scope of this project;
  • Expertise and experience: Bidders will be evaluated based on descriptions and documentation of staff/consultant expertise and experience.

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Bilingual facilitation: Bidders will be evaluated on their ability to provide a bilingual facilitator to run the training. 

Through our work and our procurement processes, we value and prioritize where possible creating inclusive spaces and engaging with diverse voices and perspectives. We encourage organizations and businesses led by women (in all their diversity), Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized groups and the 2SLGBTIA+ community among others to submit quotes. Although not required, bidders may choose to self-identify in their proposal. 

7. Submitting a Quotation

7.1 All responses to this RFQ are requested no later than 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, August 2nd, 2024.  

7.2 The selection decision for the winning bidder and to bidders who were not selected will be made no later than Friday, August 9, 2024.

7.3 Upon notification, the contract negotiations with the winning bidder will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed no later than Friday, August 16, 2024.

7.4 Bidders should submit their quotation to the attention of: 

Erin Jex, Acting Director, Programs and Operations: [email protected] and CC Deborah Dahan, Knowledge Mobilization Officer: [email protected] 


juillet 11, 2024

Date d’échéance:

août 2, 2024


Request for Quotations


Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health

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