eC2: Communication Consultant – Banjul Port PPP

public-Private-PartnershipDeadline: 21-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of the Gambia (GoTG) wishes to implement a public private partnership (PPP) to rehabilitate, operate and develop the Port of Banjul. Established in 1972, the Port is managed by the Gambia Port Authority (GPA) and is currently operating as service port. It accounts for almost 90% of the countrys trade and serves as a secondary regional hub, with volumes going to the hinterland (Southern Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Western Mali). Throughput has grown substantially in the past decade, with a compounded annual growth rate of 7.3%. between 2007 and 2017 and 105,000 TEUs in 2017.

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eC2: Communicating Carbon Pricing

Deadline: 18-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Developing and implementing carbon pricing is anything but easy. Very often, it can turnlight-bulb-297489_640 out to be not only technically challenging, but also politically risky. As the benefits of carbon pricing policies are not always self-evident, a strategic communication plan for awareness raising and risk management both within the government, among businesses and for the general public can be critical to ensure the successful adoption and implementation of such policies.

Such a communication plan can include how to best communicate the evidence in support of a specific policy and how to customize the case for carbon pricing to different target audiences. The way a government communicates its policy choice can influence if not determine its success. Several countries and sub-national jurisdictions have ample experience with this. These lessons are important to share, particularly as a growing number of jurisdictions look at carbon pricing as a tool to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The same is true for businesses which have expressed explicit support for carbon pricing in their jurisdiction.

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Youth Gain Information and Communication Skills to Improve Afghanistan’s Future

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  • Young men and women interested in information and communication technology (ICT) are being identified and trained to meet the coming needs of the ICT sector in Afghanistan.
  • The training is part of the plan under the Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Project to encourage start-ups, innovation, and use of technology.
  • The project, implemented by the Ministry of Communication, Information and Technology, supports the overall development of the ICT sector in Afghanistan.

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