eC2: Capacity Building Program for Community Forestry Management

Deadline: 19-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this consultancy is to design and implement a capacity building programport_barton_palawan2 for community forestry that will benefit the implementation of the ASL projects in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The process should involve a comprehensive study tour that will provide an opportunity for the participants to learn from successful cases and receive technical knowledge. Considering similarities with the conditions of the ASL projects, it is suggested that the study tour considers learning from the community management experiences In the Guatemala Maya Biosphere Reserve. Due to previous engagement in forest community, working with the Association of Forest Communities of Peten (ACOFOP) and the NGO PRIMSA would be required.
The capacity building program should also encourage the establishment of a community of learners among the beneficiaries, offering them with tools to become trainers of peers in their own countries and within their projects. The program shall also result in a set of guidelines to allow scaling up for other participants, exchanges and topics.

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eC2: Analytical study for implementing Land Value Capture (LVC) instruments in Colombia

Deadline: 05-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) pexels-photo-235829.jpeg

Objective:  1.Identify the technical legal and finance aspects for the implementation of LVC instruments including: i) relation of the instrument with the type municipality ii) regulatory framework of the municipality for its implementation (urban, tributary, and fiscal), iii) technical and institutional capacity of the municipalities to implement them, iv) destination (type of projects) of the instrument, v) effectiveness in the implementation and collection, and vi) lessons learned and recommendations. 2.Define recommendations to strengthen the capacity of national (Min. of Finance, National Planning Department, DNP, and Min.of Housing) and local governments to implement LVC instruments 3.Define recommendations for the selection and implementation of LVC instruments taking into account: i)national and sub-national legal framework, ii) typology of projects,iii) institutional framework, iv) fiscal and financial situation, v) type of projects, advantages/ disadvantage in its application.
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Innovation in the air: using cable cars for urban transport

1 NbKnQKS58pvtrmV7xrLbywInvented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities, where they are being used as an alternative to conventional urban transport modes. This technology uses electrically-propelled steel cables to move suspended cars (or cabins) between terminals at different elevation points.

The tipping point. The emergence of cable cars in urban transport is fairly new. Medellín, Colombia pioneered the use of cable cars for urban transport when it opened its first “Metrocable” line in 2004. Since then, urban cable cars have grown in popularity around the world, with recent projects in Latin America (Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, Guayaquil, Santo Domingo, La Paz, and Medellín), Asia (Yeosu, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong), Africa (Lagos, Constantine), and Europe (London, Koblenz, Bolzano). Cable cars can be an attractive urban transport solution to connect communities together when geographical barriers such as hills and rivers make other modes infeasible.

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eC2: Market Monitoring System for the Colombian Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) GAS

Definition, design, and deployment of a Market Monitoring System (MMS) able to give accurate, automatic, and timely signals to the participants in the natural gas and electric power markets of Colombia by gathering, storing, processing, analyzing, and reporting information from different sources, including transactions of financial products related to the energy markets. The MMS is expected to contribute to the economic efficiency of the markets and prevent opportunistic anti-competitive behavior affecting market prices.
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eC2:Technical Assistance: Capital Market Instruments for Financing Renewable Energy projects in Colombia

Deadline: 06-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The general objective of the assignment consists of establishing a term funding platform through capital markets for the renewable energy industry to provide an additional source of funds that would be comparatively inexpensive and could reduce the weighted average cost of capital for a given renewable energy project or portfolio, at the same time that the diversification of innovative financial products is increased, with advantageous cost, such Green Bonds and Asset Backed Securitization, to fund its operations over the mid- to long-term, aiming to attract a broader range of investors to the renewable energy market. As a first step, the main task consists of a detailed feasibility study to assess the viability of securitizing the underlying cash flows or power purchase agreement (PPA), of a given renewable energy portfolio of projects.

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eC2: Water Utilities in Colombia – Market Mapping

Deadline: 12-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to identify creditworthy waterpublic (municipal and regional), private and mixed-ownership water utilities in Colombia, which have realistic chances of becoming IFC investment and advisory clients (criteria to be provided further). A consultant will collect comprehensive in-depth information on these utilities as per TOR. In addition, a brief review of the institutional and regulatory environment pertaining to the water sector in Colombia will have to be prepared.

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Deadline: 08-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

As part of the LAC Cities Initiative, IFC is working on the identification ogreencompetitivenessf a pipeline of strategic green projects in LAC region in order to promote its success implementation as a best practice on sustainability. The overall objective of this consultancy is to accelerate and promote understanding and reinforcement in the implementation of the Green Building Code and best practices on sustainability for Colombian Cities.

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eConsultant2: Tender extended: Competitive Assessment of Colombian Palm Oil in International Trade

Deadline: 06-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washinsouth_africagton D.C.)

The Dutch (RVO) funded Colombia palm oil project is gaining speed and the team has now published a call for expressions of interest. Given the RVO funding the IFC would very much welcome Dutch consultants.

The aim of this assessment is to identify and examine the factors affecting the performance of Colombian palm oil-based products in the international market, and analyze the gap between the current and possible future conditions in the Colombian industry.

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eConsultant2: Policy framework commercial plantations in Colombia

The study Commercial Reforestation Potential in Colombia aims to support the Government of Colombias effort to define the most appropriate model for commercial reforestation in Colombia: these commercial planted forests should be developed in an economically-profitable, socially-inclusive and environmentally-friendly way.

colombia_111807_500_11705Assess the existing policy and institutional framework and evaluate the efficiency and efficacy as well as the interaction of policies, institutions and regulations related to commercial forest plantations in Colombia. Identify the main gaps and difficulties in operation/implementation/efficiency and make concrete recommendations duly supported in order to promote the development of commercial reforestation in the country in the short, medium and long term.

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eConsultant2: One Stop Shop Creation to Accelerate Business Entry in Colombia

The overall objective of the Regional Business Entry Project in Colombia is to accelerate the sustainable business entry of companies into Colombia.

This assignment seeks to streamline procedures (e.g. including labor and social insurance registration, commercial registries, notary registries, operating licenses and tax registries) involved in registering a business, creating a comprehensive single registry (Registro Único Integral) and design a business one-stop shop under e-solutions that unify the necessary processes nationwide for the creation of companies in Colombia.
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