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World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
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The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

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World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

Registration website

The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

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eC2: SME capacity building in public procurement in Cote d’Ivoire

Deadline: 04-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)i-love-procurement

The objective of the project is to support the SMEs in Cote d’Ivoire to effectively participate in the on-going procurement reform and win more procurement contracts through a transparent and competitive process. The winning firm is expected to design and roll out a training program to train SMEs, in coordination with the authority. The selected firm is required to put forward a team that includes an individual who is well versed in the public procurement policy and institutional framework of Cote d’Ivoire as well as an individual with extensive experience in providing capacity building with thorough understanding of the reality of SMEs in Cote d’Ivoire.
The assignment is expected to be a fixed budget contract of $300,000.

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eC2: Assessment and pre-feasibility study of green infrastructure solutions and disaster evacuation planning and design to mitigate flood risk and strengthen resilience

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

This consultancy has two main objectives: (i) elaborate green infrastructure solutions to mitigate the impact of flooding in precarious urban neighborhoods; and (ii) develop disaster evacuation planning and design strategies based on access to on-site refuges and evacuation routes to protected sites to improve the resilience of populations. The overall objective of the technical assistance is to strengthen urban resilience in Antananarivo through targeted analytical interventions in urban planning and disaster risk management that will be leveraged through the ongoing investment operation. The main beneficiaries from the planned activities are the 650,000 poorest and most flood-prone inhabitants of Antananarivo living in high risk areas, that are targeted in the PRODUIR project. Institutional beneficiaries include the Ministry of Land Planning and Public Works (MAHTP), National DRM Agencies (BNGRC and CPGU), and Municipal Authorities (CUA).

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eC2: India: Battery Storage assessment at state-level transmission and distribution (for selected states)

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

Objectives of this assignment: This assignment will be undertaken in three to four states (yet to be identified ) and the main objectives of this assignment are a) Examine the value proposition and associated business cases for BESS in distribution and intra-state transmission system for current conditions and then under a range of scenarios over the next 5 years.  b) Identify the technical, economic, and regulatory conditions that would realize the potential role of BESS in distribution and intra-state transmission systems in the selected states c) Identify high potential immediate applications [along with sizing/ location/ business model details] for BESS in current conditions at the transmission and distribution levels in the selected states; d) Prepare model documents for implementation of the identified BESS project at intra-state transmission and distribution level.

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Disruptive Agriculture Technology Moonshot—Ready for Lift Off in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Can Africa feed Africa? This question is frequently asked, especially when there are 25620190802-africafood1140x500 million people (1 in 5) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) who are critically undernourished.  And the numbers are growing. Escalating weather volatility due to climate change further exacerbate food and nutrition insecurity. Frequent droughts and floods are triggering a food crisis in at least one or more countries every year, demanding emergency responses.

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Malaysia’s need for speed: How regulatory action is unleashing ultrafast Internet

In Malaysia, regulatory reforms are beginning to shape the trajectory of the digital malaysiainternet2economy to unleash ultrafast internet. The result has been beneficial to Malaysians, especially within the confines of a market with low adoption of fiber internet services in the past decade, compared to its regional peers. But now things are changing. The country’s broadband market is rapidly moving to become more accessible, with increased competition and better quality services – which could potentially expand the digital economy to provide the benefits of economic growth, job creation and social inclusion.

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eC2: IFC Research on Women & Ecommerce in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 29-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) woman

IFC seeks expressions of interest from firms to quantify, qualify and articulate the state of women in eCommerce, and the potential for eCommerce platforms to contribute to closing gender gaps through jobs, skills development and access to finance. This research aims to serve as a foundation of knowledge when building and growing gender-equitable eCommerce platforms in Africa and South East Asia.

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