The Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) with the support of the Connecting Business Initiative (CBi) are exploring options to use blockchain technology to support businesses and improve trade between urban and rural areas of Vanuatu, and linking with overseas markets. Vanuatu is pioneering blockchain technology use in the field with its “unblocked cash transfer” program, which is currently being implemented by Oxfam in partnership with the VBRC, and was tasked for the distribution of aid funds in response to the category five Tropical Cyclone Harold which struck Vanuatu April 2020. After the successful trial of cash distribution, the VBRC wants to leverage on the lessons learned and extend the benefits of blockchain technology to facilitate the movement of goods, funds and services from and towards the rural and urban centers of Vanuatu and overseas markets.
The VBRC is looking for a consultant/consultancy to:
- Identify a range of projects relying on blockchain technology to support adaptation, with a focus on local businesses in Vanuatu.
- Produce a mid-term plan (5y) showing a list of actions and steps to be undertaken in the implementation of one to several projects relying on blockchain technology.
- Review policies and laws identifying the key documents of the existing legal framework, gaps and changes required to enable blockchain technology development and intercourse with traditional finance.
- Identify one or several donors able to support blockchain projects development and the drafting of one to several projects funding requirements for VBRC to apply for future funding in line with the blockchain adaptation plan.
This is a 45 day consultancy, based on a total value of contract of 2MIL vatu.
If you are interested in learning more, please download the full Terms of Reference here.
To submit an application for the consultancy please forward an Expression of Interest letter, stating the reasons why you think you are suitable to be awarded the contract of work, and along with your CV to Joanna at firstname.lastname@example.org before the 19th March 2021.
For any further enquiries contact Joanna by calling 27543, or emailing her on the email address above.