Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning and Design

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  • Urban planning and design shape the environment around us – and that environment, in turn, shapes how we live, work, play, move, and rest.
  • Cities have historically been planned and designed for men and by men. They tend to reflect traditional gender roles and gendered division of labor. In general, cities work better for heterosexual, able-bodied, cisgender men than they do for women, girls, sexual and gender minorities, and people with disabilities.
  • The Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning and Design seeks to respond to these urgent questions: how might we design and plan cities that work well for everyone? What would such a city look like, and how would we go about creating it?

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Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2020

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  • The off-grid solar sector has expanded into a $1.75 billion annual market serving 420 million users over the past decade and continues to grow.
  • As the sector matures and productive use of off-grid solar solutions such as solar water pumps, cold storage and other products servicing public institutions become natural expansion areas, companies are increasingly focused on its financial sustainability.
  • To achieve universal access to electricity by 2030, the off-grid solar sector would need to serve as many as 132 million households, which in turn would require between $6.6 billion to $11 billion in additional financing.

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The Hidden Wealth of Cities: Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces

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  • Many cities around the world are missing out on significant development opportunities by ignoring, under leveraging or mismanaging public-space assets.
  • There is enormous opportunity for smarter use of public spaces, and to unlock the “hidden” value they create for communities, neighborhoods, and cities.
  • “The Hidden Wealth of Cities: Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces” identifies a rich palette of creative and innovative strategies that every city can undertake to plan, finance, and manage both government-owned and privately-owned public spaces.

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eC2: PREPARING WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR GHANA

Deadline: 10-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

The main objective of the assignment is to: Update and consolidate the Water Sector Strategic Development Plan, the National Environmental Sanitation Strategy and Action Plan and other relevant WASH plans and prepare a National WASH Program Document with indicative cost break down and implementation framework for i) rural WASH; ii) urban WASH; iii) institutional development, iv) M&E and v) funding. It is expected that a WASH sector Institutional review will be conducted with considerable overlapping and its findings will inform the WASH program development. This will suggest that the program will have several phases with the first phase focusing on issues requiring immediate attention and the subsequent phases addressing the suggestions from the institutional review.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Somali Electricity Supply Industry Institutional Design

Deadline: 17-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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a) Review available government legal, policy and strategy documents for the sector and undertake a detailed assessment of the performance of the electricity supply value chain.
b) Undertake an institutional and organizational review of the current ESI (public and private) institutional arrangements including skills audit and needs assessment.
c) Develop alternative options, clearly delineating the pros and cons, for the functional responsibilities and organizational structure of the ESI alongside the electricity value chain including generation, transmission and distribution functions, including the relations and transactions of the various entities in the ESI. The consultant shall recommend the optimal structure, clearly highlighting the rationale for the recommendation and the associated glide/transition phases as may be required.
d) Define the key responsibilities (value chains) for the management and operations of the ESI including policy and regulatory functions.

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eC2: Technical support for the preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans for Romania. Methodologies to develop Programmes of Measures.

Deadline:  05-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) floods

The assignment aims to develop a suite of practical new Methodologies to develop a flood damage/loss database and systems to support the development of flood risk maps for Romania. It will involve completing the following tasks:
1. Develop the typology structure for a flood damage and loss database.
2. Develop a methodology for flood damage assessment to create data for the database.
3. Develop the population of the database with actual flood damage data and using synthetic data to fill gaps 4. Develop a methodology for the elaboration of Flood Risk Maps, considering the comments received from the European Commission and making use of the existing and new flood hazard maps and the flood damage and loss data base.
5. Trial the deployment of the flood damage/loss database methodology and the development of Flood Risk Maps.

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eC2: Technical support for the preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans for Romania. Methodology for the elaboration of Flood Hazard Maps for Romania

Deadline: 05-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The assignment aims to develop methodologies to elaborate the flood hazard maps for Areas of Potential Significant Flood Risk reported to the European Commission in 2019 (APSFR II). It will involve the following tasks: 1.Collate and review existing information on APSFR from cycle I and II, Flood Hazard Maps I and methodology. 2.Set out a clear overall integrated methodological framework for hazard mapping with specific methodologies for different types of flood hazards (Flash Floods, Pluvial Floods in urban areas, Coastal flooding, flooding due to dyke breaches)identified under the APSFR II. This framework is to be aligned with the methodology used during the first cycle for FHMs from fluvial source, will consider the comments received from the European Commission in the first cycle and international best practices. 3.Propose a method to integrate expected impacts of climate change into the development of the new Flood Hazard Maps and for using the existing Flood Hazard Maps of cycle 1

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Scaling up climate-smart agriculture in Lesotho

Lesotho’s agricultural system faces a growing number of climate-related vulnerabilities scaling-climate-smart-agriculture-lesotho-1140x500with drought, floods, pests, and extreme temperatures occurring more frequently. In response, the Government of Lesotho is collaborating with the World Bank to integrate climate change into the country’s agriculture policy agenda through the Lesotho Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan (CSAIP).

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eC2: Technical support for the preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans for Romania.

Deadline: 05-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The assignment aims to develop a suite of practical new Methodologies to develop Programmes of Measures for the second cycle flood risk management plans (FRMP2).It will involve completing the following tasks:
1.Collate and review existing information, including Methodologies for FRMP1
2 Update the catalogue of measures for FRMP2
3 Set out clear terminology and main types of measures for FRMP2 in Romania
4 Set out a clear overall integrated framework for the appraisal methodologies which then involves developing a clear practical methodology for each of the following steps:
Step 1:Identify, screen and scope possible eligible measures at catchment level
Step 2:Prioritise this long list of possible measures using a Multi-criteria analysis of their impacts (positive & negative) and their costs to rank them and define a short list of measures for which funds could be sought Step 3.Carry out Cost Benefit Analyses of this short list of measures to be able to justify them & secure funding

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eC2: Assessment of container glass recycling opportunities in Ethiopia

Deadline: 02-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

IFC is seeking a consultant to conduct a mapping of the flows of waste glass in Ethiopia, with focus on container glass in the Addis Ababa area, assess existing glass recycling supply chain and potential for its development, as well as understand the prevailing regulatory framework.

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