Flooding is among the most serious and dangerous of all global risks, causing loss of life and damage to property, livelihoods and economies. Climate change is expected to intensify flooding in the coming decades, while economic growth and urbanization place more people and property in flood-prone areas. Despite these dangers, flood risks are often underestimated and poorly managed due to lack of transparent, accurate data on current levels of flood protection, both in developing and developed countries.
The Private Sector Liaisons are proud to present the second (2) of four (4) World Bank procurement training webinars.
World Bank troubleshooting procurement webinar provides information about the troubleshooting process for projects tendered by the client countries of the World Bank Group. The presenter is Marghoob Bin Hussein Senior Procurement Specialist.
We encourage you to view the recording of the webinar here: https://1930181.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/1_bbk9429j
Deadline: 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) Program is commissioning a study that will design a strategy to improve gender sensitive conservation and sustainable development interventions in the Amazon. This study will be based on an analysis of existing gender gaps in the region, focusing on successful cases to be identified in the Amazon regions in Brazil, Colombia and Peru, where women have improved gender balance in: participation and decision making, access and control over natural resources, and/or access to socioeconomic benefits from natural resources. The study will highlight key barriers faced by women, explain the gender gaps, and identify the strategies to overcome them. In addition to individual interviews and focus groups with the women involved in the case studies and relevant institutions, the process will include workshops to discuss themes of common interest. The study will conclude with recommendations to improve gender sensitive conservation and sustainable development.
Deadline: 29-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is providing technical support to the Government of Seychelles to build capacity for coastal management. In the current consultancy, the World Bank is seeking support for developing coastal modeling studies and analysis of solutions for priority sites that are part of the Seychelles Coastal Management Plan’s implementation agenda including training and capacity building at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change. The consultancy will focus on up to five sites selected from the a comprehensive list of priorities sites. The final selection of sites will be discussed and confirmed with the Bank and Government. For these sites, the consultancy has three main objectives: i) review, gap analysis and survey of existing data, ii) modeling of historic erosion and flooding and the impact of the recent storms for the selected sites and iii) an assessment of potential solutions and design options that address the coastal impacts studied at the sites.
Deadline: 21-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Water Global Practice (WGP) is commissioning an Advisory Services and Analytics (ASA) to identify innovative Water Storage solutions implemented both externally and internally at the WB, and demonstrate their use in WB operations. The ASA aims to support World Bank teams and client countries in better informing clients decision making on addressing key water resources management challenges through the adoption of innovative approaches and best management practices to reduce disruptions in water systems. The Water Storage is a concept inspired by the need to enhance and expand the potential for water to improve water security in client countries through the adoption of sustainable, resilient, and innovative practices factoring in clients capabilities, challenges and contexts. By definition, this concept is broad, including both engineering and soft solutions that can contribute to water security and that includes retention, inter-seasonal, and interannual systems.
Deadline: 27-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
a. Preparation of Blue Economy Roadmaps, including a rapid Blue Economy diagnosis (quantitative) of the contributions of selected productive sectors to the blue economy jobs, GDP, and gender; and Institutional assessment of policy and regulatory frameworks.
b. Assessment of regional marine monitoring and forecasting; and preparation of a OECS Marine Research Agenda and action plan.