Deadline: 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) Program is commissioning a study that will design a strategy to improve gender sensitive conservation and sustainable development interventions in the Amazon. This study will be based on an analysis of existing gender gaps in the region, focusing on successful cases to be identified in the Amazon regions in Brazil, Colombia and Peru, where women have improved gender balance in: participation and decision making, access and control over natural resources, and/or access to socioeconomic benefits from natural resources. The study will highlight key barriers faced by women, explain the gender gaps, and identify the strategies to overcome them. In addition to individual interviews and focus groups with the women involved in the case studies and relevant institutions, the process will include workshops to discuss themes of common interest. The study will conclude with recommendations to improve gender sensitive conservation and sustainable development.
Deadline: 10-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The general objective of this consultancy is to support the GoC in designing efficient regulation in the power sector to facilitate the implementation of its electromobility strategy. For this, the study will need to: (i) assess the general economic and fiscal impacts of increased electromobility in Colombia, considering the different penetration scenarios of the Government´s strategy; (ii) assess and review from previous studies the key technical challenges and regulation barriers in the power sector, particularly in the distribution business, of wide electromobility deployment; (iii) provide recommendations to adapt the regulatory framework in the electricity distribution sector to allow efficient electromobility deployment, and (iv) describe possible business models and the role of distribution and retail companies in the new electromobility penetration scenario.
Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is seeking to engage the professional services of a firm specialized in the modeling of hydro-meteorological natural disaster risk in an international environment.
The AP seeks to continue evaluating risk transfer instruments, particularly for hydro-meteorological risk, as highlighted in the APs joint declarations in April 2018 and, to that effect, has mandated the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank Group) to provide technical assistance for identifying the most relevant hydro-meteorological risks, clearly defining them for the purposes of risk transfer, and evaluating potential financial instruments to provide coverage against such risks. The World Bank Group may act as an advisor to the Client Countries for assessing and developing potential risk transfer instrument, and might be the sponsor of a CAT Bond, should all or some of the Client Countries decide to issue one, via the World Bank.
Deadline: 04-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Support to increase productivity and incorporate better management practices through the establishment of an action plan that evaluates the potential of its dairy suppliers where the following market failures exist: i) low productivity and unstable supply of high-quality milk; ii) environmental impacts of dairy production, and iii) limited access to finance hindering adoption of climate-smart-technologies and practices. Within the Clients supply chain, IFC completed assessments for 6 cooperative suppliers related to productivity and food safety practices as well as a diagnostic on managerial/financial skills. The findings have served as a base to structure a four-year project.
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 program 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.
Deadline: 05-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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. Continue reading →
Invented 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.
Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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. Continue reading →
Deadline: 06-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Deadline: 12-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to identify creditworthy public (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.