eC2: Service Contract to support preparation of the Zambia Clean Cooking and Heating component

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

The World Bank is looking to hire a company for a service contract and testing of cookstovescookstove use in Zambia. The findings will feed into the development of the project component. The service contract will include a Stove User Testing and a Market Analysis to ensure that the cookstove change promoted as part of the World Bank project offers a true value proposition to potential consumers and assess how it best fits within the Zambian market. To assess cookstove efficiency, particulate matter (PM) emissions, carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, durability, and safety, cookstoves are tested and certified in labs using a set of standardized ISO protocols. However, such lab tests have no bearing on the actual efficiency of the stove when used in the household achieved by users cooking with them. In addition, it yields no results on potential fuel and cash savings or stove acceptance.
The objective of the Stove User Testing is to produce a comparative analysis of cookstoves currently in use.

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eC2: ESMAP Consulting Opportunities

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and esmaptechnical assistance program administered by the World Bank.  It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Supporting over a hundred activities in countries around the world at any given time, ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.

Recently they have published several consulting opportunities on the eConsultant2 website.

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Successful NL / WB Clean Cookstove Webinar held on September 29

On Tuesday, September 29, your webinarNL4WorldBank team at the Netherlands embassy, in close cooperation with the World Bank Group, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, organized the first ever Clean Cookstove Webinar.

You will find the audio recording of the webinar here. The initial clip is a preview – click on ‘download’ to hear the entire recording.