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Deadline:  22-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Djibouti-farmers

The International Finance Corporation is seeking to contract a Firm to provide extension services to smallholder families. This assignment requires a firm with an already existing Agri-Tech digital platform that supports extension services for smallholder families through hand-held mobile devices used by a network of extension agents across the country to train farmers on various aspects of agronomy.
The consulting firm will provide the following services as part of this project;
1.Farmer profiling: The firm will profile 2,250 farmers targeted for this project.
2.Digitization of Content: IFC and Grainpulse are currently developing content on five crops being targeted for extension under this project[Barley, Sorghum, Maize, Beans and Coffee].
3.Extension: Using the content developed for the five crops, the firm will provide end to end extension services to smallholder farmers.
4.Tracking data on project KPIs: The project has defined specific indicators to track project performance.

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Deadline:  15-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The scope of services under this RFP consists of the following:
Collect on-site composite samples from the industrial/commercial clients prioritized for sampling and analysis. Undertake effluent water quality analysis of collected samples covering all the typical pollutants limited and controlled by the utilities and guided by EMCA 1999 standards and regulations.
o The presence, concentrations and levels of contaminates to be analyzed should include but not limited to; toxic Metals (Chromium, Lead, Mercury, Zinc, Copper, etc.), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Organics (Hydrocarbons, Pesticides, Herbicides), Flammable Substances. A tentative list is provided in Annex I. The final list will be concluded during the Inception stage.
o The following sectors have been preliminarily identified as high-risk and would be useful for consideration for sample effluent water analysis;

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We must prepare supply chains for future COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

Nothing would undermine delivery of successful COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines and gs1_forumtherapeutic treatments faster than the emergence of fake vaccines.  Health development and financing institutions already have their work cut out to raise public awareness and acceptance of these potential pandemic ending-solutions. The proliferation of falsified versions in marketplaces around the world would make the job even harder. The likely diversion of these highly prized commodities away from priority or underserved recipients would also be tragic. COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics could be the catalyst to step up efforts around medicine traceability, but supply chains need to make fast progress. 

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Beirut Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) — August 2020

Immediately after the massive blast that rocked the port of Beirut on August 4, the World Beirut-RDNA-ReportENBank Group (WBG) in cooperation with the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) launched a Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) to estimate the impact on the population, physical assets, infrastructure and service delivery. The Beirut RDNA uses ground data and cutting-edge remote tools and technology to assess (i) damages to physical assets, (ii) ensuing economic losses, and (iii) recovery and reconstruction needs.

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eC2:  Capacity building on non-revenue water reduction and control, including through performance-based contracts, for the water and sewerage

Deadline: 10-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)img_2137

The activity consists in capacity building on non-revenue water (NRW) reduction and control, including through performance-based contracts (PBCs), of the water and sewerage utility of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil (Compesa), and is part of the “Recife Smart Urban Water Management” Program, aiming to support the modernization of water supply and sanitation service delivery in the Recife Metropolitan Region (RMR), through the piloting of innovative smart water approaches. The specific objective of this activity is to develop and deliver a training program on NRW reduction and PBCs, comprising four modules, as well as both a distance learning and an in person components. In addition, the Firm will deliver a NRW reduction and PBC toolkit as a reference and guide for Compesa.

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eC2: Water Innovation Platform

Deadline: 10-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The World Bank (WB) will facilitate one-day virtual events to showcase technologies available on the market to client organizations local governments, utilities, and other service providers in each of two (2) selected regions, which will be identified based on initial client and WB Water Global Practice regional unit demand.
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As water flows more freely, Sindh’s farmers in Pakistan reap better crops

It took three decades, but now water flows into Mitho’s land.img_2137

“People have started calling me the Chacha (uncle) who successfully harvested four different crops in a single year: cotton, corn, apple gourd, and wheat,” says the elderly man with pride. This year, his wheat crops have yielded exceptionally, and he has rotated crops to keep the soil healthy.

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Eight reasons why partnerships are vital for water

​Water touches every aspect of development and flows through nearly every Sustainable 20-08-24Development Goal (SDG). It drives economic growth, helps ecosystems flourish, supports climate adaptation, and handwashing with water and soap is one of the most effective ways of slowing the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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Our work on COVID-19 vaccines, Lebanon, debt transparency and more

At the G7 meeting last week, World Bank Group President David Malpass highlighted the Bank Group’s work on vaccines and our healthcare response. “We’re committed to financing access to vaccines for our clients,” he said. Read his latest update to learn more about that and other developments on debt transparency and sustainability, among others.

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eC2: Consultancy for a Water Resources Management Specialist

Deadline: 07-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Support the WRM GSG across its different streams of work: conduct portfolio analyses; maintain WR GSG website; conduct periodic searches in international community on new advances; draft blogs; support learning events; support implementation of water platforms ASAs; distill lessons learnt, among other tasks

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