Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) Web Portal Improvement, Hosting and Technical Support

United Nations Development Programme
Last date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Detailed Description

BES-Net is a capacity sharing “network of networks” that promotes dialogue among science, policy and practice for more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems, contributing to long-term human wellbeing and sustainable development. Through BES-Net, UNDP contributes to the capacity building work of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

The BES-Net web portal provides a “one-stop shop” for policy-relevant information and learning material, guiding users through the existing sources of thematic information and methodological tools, and providing access to learning material and policy briefs.

The portal promotes dialogue around the same thematic areas in which IPBES assessments are being conducted, as well as in key areas of UNDP’s work on biodiversity and ecosystems management for development, and provides interactive features for the members of the network to interact on specific policy questions.

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the BES-Net team with:

  • Webhosting services for the BES-Net web portal (for a year);
  • Technical web maintenance support, including updating applications as new versions become available, helping change and improve features and web portal structure and fixing technical malfunctions or bugs on request (25 hours per month to be allocated throughout the contract period [i.e. 300 hours for a year]); and
  • Hands-on training on how to manage the new features and functionalities (on bimonthly basis).

The BES-Net web portal is Drupal based and has both English and French language contents.


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