eC2: Benefit Sharing in Hydropower

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

Social license to operate is a critical issue for renewable energy projects, particularly in the hydropower sector which can pose significant environmental and social impacts. Numerous cases in developing and developed countries demonstrated that stakeholder support for hydropower projects is often closely interwoven with the perceived balance of impacts and benefits to the host communities. Perceived absence of benefit sharing can cause objection to the development and lead to stagnation of projects and loss of social license to operate. The objective of the study is to highlight benefit sharing frameworks and document lessons from global experiences. This will help the private sector understand the different models of benefit sharing and how its implementation can support gaining social license to operate for hydropower projects.

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Deltares and the World Bank: examples of close collaboration in the Philippines

Deltares is a leading independent institute for applied research and high-end consultancy, operating worldwide in the field of water and subsurface. More than 800 specialists develop innovative insights to make living safe, sustainable and economically successful. Through many collaborative missions, seminars and projects Deltares shares its breakthroughs on Flood Risk Management, Environment, Water and Subsoil Resources, Delta Infrastructure, Adaptive Delta Planning and advanced Software Products with the World Bank.

Through the Water Partnership Program (WPP, a joint partnership between the World Bank and the Governments of the Netherlands) Deltares has supported the World Bank in the Philippines by providing technical assistance on dredging operations in river basins, developing advanced flood inundation models (using Lidar datasets) meanwhile capacitating local engineers in advanced modeling techniques. Another project included a coastal engineering study to prevent flooding in Manila and carrying out detailed assessments on upgrading of pumping stations in Manila.

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Improving the Organizational Structure and Staff Conditions of Service for Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company, Zambia

Deadline: 24-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC)is currently implementing a World Bank-assisted Lusaka Sanitation Project which aims to increase access to improved sanitation services and strengthening LWSC’s institutional capacity to deliver on its mandate. Within the context of the project, LWSC management has requested the Bank to support an urgent technical assistance (TA) activity aimed at reviewing LWSCs current organizational structure in order to inform important HR-related decisions that LWSC management and Board of Directors are considering as they embark on the process of transforming the utility. The objective of the TA is to review and advise on an improved and sustainable organizational structure and staff conditions of service for LWSC. The outputs from this activity will help inform critical decisions on maximizing staff productivity and performance, and reducing skyrocketing staff costs.

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West African countries commit to common vision for coastal resilience

Togolese families often place talismans, thought to contain magical or spiritual properties, outside their homes facing the Atlantic Ocean in hopes of westafrica_coastalerosion_780x520protecting their dwellings from encroaching tides.

Unfortunately, dozens of villages have been devoured since the mid-1990s, leaving behind shells of houses, livelihoods and memories in the wake of a coast receding as much as 5-10 meters per year. When expatriates return to Togo’s coast to visit their childhood homes, they are astonished to see that communities have literally washed out to sea.

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eC2:Community Urban Risk Mapping – Cookbook

Deadline: 16-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

Consultancy for the review and documentation of the Ramani Huria urban flood risk mapping project, methodology and lessons and the introduction of this documented methodology in university curricula for Tanzanian university students. Ramani Huria is a Dar es Salaam based partnership of Ardhi University, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam City Councils, Disaster Management Department, Red Cross, and with support from the World Bank.

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Invigorating Africa’s climate resilient ocean economies

­_bo_5646_0.jpgWe are all too aware that difficult times lie ahead for coastal communities

Coastal erosion, especially in West Africa, has already displaced communities, with economic losses costing about 2.3% of GDP in Togo alone. In the past 60 years, sea temperatures in the Western Indian Ocean increased 0.6 C, triggering mass coral bleaching and deadly climate-related disasters across the region. The economic cost of the 1998 coral bleaching event to Zanzibar and Mombasa was in the tens of millions of dollars. The natural cost is still unknown.

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Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Because natural disasters tighten poverty’s grip on communities worldwide, disaster risk reduction goes hand in hand with poverty reduction, and vice versa
  • A new World Bank report finds the impact of extreme weather on poverty is more devastating than previously understood, responsible for annual consumption losses of $520 billion and pushing 26 million people into poverty every year
  • Targeted resilience-building interventions protect poor people from adverse weather events and can help countries and communities save $100 billion a year

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eC2:Support to the Myanmar Hydro Advisory Program on Improving Environmental and Social Standards in the Hydropower Sector (STC)

Deadline:15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.HYDRO

IFC’s Hydro Advisory program is currently implementing a new environmental and social standards in the hydropower sector program in Myanmar. The overall program aims to increase the share of new hydropower investments that adhere to good international industry E&S practices and will involve working closely with government, the private sector, the World Bank and other stakeholders in this space.

The purpose of the assignment will be for a Myanmar National Consultant to assist with program support, implementation of activities, and communication.

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eConsultant: Supporting Resilience to Coastal Hazards in Vietnam

Deadline:20-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is in the initial stages of working with Vietnams Ministry of Agriculture waterand Rural Development for the identification of preparedness and risk reduction measures for coastal hazards. This assignment can be seen as a first step in establishing an overview. Later on, activities to come to design guidelines, feasibility studies and possibilities for Public Private Partnerships are foreseen

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