eC2:  Opportunities to promote gender considerations and empowerment in low-carbon value chains.

Deadline:  01-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The objectives of the assignment are to:

i. Review women’s role in forest-related livelihoods and economic activities, women’s access to low carbon value chains and constraints to and opportunities around such access including good practices in selected Emission Reductions Program countries.
ii. Recommend specific measures to mitigate risks and empower women to be engaged in low carbon livelihood value chains.
iii. Develop 4 detailed feasibility studies for piloting low-carbon women dominated value chains.

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eC2: AQUACULTURE WASTE MANAGEMENT STUDY AND TECHNICAL TRANSFER PLANNING

Deadline:  05-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solid waste

The overall objective of this consultancy is better aquaculture waste management in Pakistan through technical transfer of aquaculture waste management from Korea to Pakistan. The consultancy tasks are composed of three sub-tasks; (1) compiling aquaculture waste management baseline study in Pakistan with coordination with the World Bank Task Team and the Pakistani counterparts; (2) analyzing suitable advanced aquaculture techniques to be transferred to Pakistan, focusing but not limiting on advanced environmentally friendly less waste aquaculture techniques in Korea; and (3) developing two-years practical technical transfer plan from Korea to Pakistan, based on findings and recommendations of the (1) and (2) studies.

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eC2: Support Private Sector Participation in LGUs Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

Deadline:  28-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the assignment is to undertake the following: (i) support the province in preparation for the DBO/DBL through capacity building and perform collaborative activities with national government agencies through NEDA to ensure that WSS subprojects are in sync and within the implementation reforms that will be instituted under the currently approved PWSSMP, specifically the achievement on the KPIs and proper operationalization of the Unified Resource Allocation Framework (URAF); (ii) strengthen technical and economic analysis of the projects; (iii) assist in the market survey to ensure robust interests of the private sector; and (iv) support the preparation of an O&M plan .

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eC2: South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) Rivers and Plastics – A Diagnostic Report for the Indus Basin in Pakistan

Deadline: 21-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The assignment includes but not limited to gap analysis of relevant existing policy and institutional architecture, stakeholder consultations, developing and implementing a methodology for sampling, testing, and data analysis of macro/microplastic load, and providing actionable recommendations based on primary and secondary research.
Firms responding to this EOI must have direct, relevant experience in river/marine pollution data collection and analysis and interventions, as demonstrated by relevant project case histories and depth and breadth of staff expertise. Interested firms or consortia must have a local office and presence in Pakistan to be eligible.

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eC2: Climate Assessment of Agricultural Certification Programs

Deadline:  21-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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IFCs Strategy is to contribute to CSA by providing investments and advisory operations that contribute to these three pillars of CSA. One possible way of doing this is by using appropriate agribusiness certification programs to ensure that climate-smart standards are being achieved. In order to use crop certifications as a proxy for climate co-benefits, IFC needs to assess whether the referred certification programs and their audit protocols are sufficient to conclude that agribusiness practices contribute to mitigation of, or adaptation to climate change, as defined by the IFCs Definitions and Metrics for Climate-Related Activities. In this context IFC intends to contract with a respected, knowledgeable third-party organization that will review popular crop certification programs and provide a clear assessment and recommendation of which certification programs would also imply positive climate impact (mitigation and/or adaptation)

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eC2: AGRO-EXTENSION SERVICES TO SMALLHOLDERS IN UGANDA

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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eC2: PROVISION OF COMPREHENSIVE TRADE EFFLUENT WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS

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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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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eC2: Support for articulating the Blue Economy and coastal adaptation investment priorities for Seychelles climate resilience

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

This consultancy is aimed at supporting the revision of the Seychelles NDC with a specific focus on Blue Economy. The consultant will be expected to 1) draft sections of the NDC to incorporate the various aspects of Blue Economy in the adaption and mitigation section and for various sectors, and 2) contribute to draft the National Adaptation plan outlining clear priorities for investment from the Blue Economy and coastal adaptation perspective, essential to achieve climate resilience in the Seychelles.

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