eC2: Building Capacity for resilient urban development and integrating disaster risk data into urban spatial planning

Deadline:  31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Urban Latin America

Within the context of the TA, the consultancy aims to contribute to increased climate and disaster resilience in selected cities in Cameroon through building capacity of academia, professionals, and institutions to plan for resilient urban development and facilitating the integration of risk information and resilient concepts into urban spatial planning.

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Investing in People: The Time is Now

Global economic growth is continuing, but with intensified risks that include policy investing-in-people-the-time.jpguncertainty, geopolitical developments, a gradual tightening of financing conditions, and a rise in debt levels and currency volatility. The World Bank Group is helping member countries address these challenges, through a combination of financial assistance and policy advice to promote robust and inclusive economic growth, reduce risks, and foster competitiveness, while strengthening fiscal sustainability and financial resilience.

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eC2: Invest Ghana program – Agribusiness opportunities in Ghana

Deadline:  22-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

In Ghana, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, recently begun an Invest Ghana: Agribusiness Competitiveness advisory project, with an objective to create new markets for private investment in the agribusiness sector in Ghana. The project is under the umbrella of the Invest West Africa program, a regional initiative financed by USAID, and implemented by IFC. The project aims to mobilize new private investment in the agribusiness sector, and stimulate targeted regulatory reforms linked to private sector participation. In this context, IFC is seeking to recruit a consulting firm to assist the project team to identify the most promising competitive agribusiness opportunities in Ghana, selected based on a robust assessment of market opportunities and competitive advantages across key value chains. An important aspect of the assignment will be to match the opportunities identified with clearly defined, viable and applicable business models (or business strategies) in the Ghanaian context.

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eC2: National Inventory, Metrics, and Hotspots Assessment of Marine Plastics Debris in Key Indonesian Cities

Deadline:  20-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)eu-plastic-regels-2019.jpg

The primary objective of this Consultancy is to strengthen the metrics, monitoring, and knowledge base of marine debris in key Indonesian cities, using robust field sampling and mathematical modelling. The assignment will document the distribution of plastic in the ocean, on the coast and in the nearshore environment generated by key cities around Indonesia that have been identified as having significant waste mismanagement or losses into the marine environment, and building up from a recent rapid hotspot assessment. Embedded in this assignment are specific tasks to customize global methods, sampling protocols and metrics to the Indonesian context. The tasks will also help develop a national inventory and monitoring database. Finally, with more robust, comparable baseline of information, this assignment will help evaluate policy options for solutions at the local, and national scales.

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Annual Meetings 2018 LIVE EVENT: Boosting Productivity in Africa: The Role of Human Capital

Attend the LIVE EVENT Boosting Productivity in Africa: The Role of Human Capital at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.

October 13, 2018 | 9:00 WITA (Bali. Indonesia)
October 12, 2018 | 21:00 ET
October 13, 2018 | 1:00 GMT

Follow the event on Twitter #AfricaSOR and join the discussion.

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Annual Meetings 2018 LIVE EVENT: Investing in a Climate-Adapted World

Attend the LIVE EVENT Investing in a Climate-Adapted World at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.

October 12, 2018 | 16:15 WITA (Bali. Indonesia)
October 12, 2018 | 4:15 ET
October 12, 2018 | 8:15 GMT

Follow the event on Twitter #Invest4Adaptation and join the discussion.

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eC2: Supporting Cabo Verde- Emergency Preparedness and Response Diagnostic

Deadline:  31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Government of Cabo Verde in assessing and identifying systemic opportunities to develop and improve the overall Emergency preparedness and response system (EP&R). The final expected deliverables are a user-friendly comprehensive diagnostic report, matched with an EP&R investment Plan. The diagnostic provides an objective, data-driven analysis of the functionality of emergency preparedness and response capacities. It is to be used as a foundation for engagement on emergency preparedness and response. This will be based around the five components of emergency preparedness: (i) legal and institutional framework, (ii) personnel, (iii) facilities, (iv) equipment and (v) information. Under each component, the consultants will focus the inquiry on recent progress and potential areas for improvement within the EP&R system. They will also make actionable recommendations on how to address the identified gaps and on that basis, build an EP&R Investment Plan.

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Everything you need to know to follow the 2018 Annual Meetings

The IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings is an event you won’t want to miss. Join us042418-art_exhabition_preston-086_f for a week of seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial system. This year’s events will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 8-14, 2018.

Find out why the World Bank, countries, and partners are coming together to try to close the massive human capital gap in the world today. Catch the launch of the new Human Capital Index on October 11, 2018, and spread the message that it’s critical to #InvestinPeople.

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Annual Meetings 2018 LIVE EVENT: Harnessing Technology for Inclusive Growth

Attend the LIVE EVENT Harnessing Technology for Inclusive Growth at Annual Meetings 2018 Online and join in on the discussion.

October 11, 2018 | 11:30 WITA (Bali Indonesia)
October 10, 2018 | 22:30 ET
October 11, 2018 | 3:30 GMT

Follow the event on Twitter #InclusiveGrowth and join the discussion.

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