eC2: Development of quantitative tools for Disaster Risk Finance

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

The World Bank-GFDRR DRFIP is seeking support in the development of 4 interactive Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankmentquantitative tools to support decision-making in financial disaster risk management. The tools will draw on current international best practice in user interface design, transparency and quality in coding, and probabilistic financial and actuarial analysis.

This consultancy covers the compilation and cleansing of data (from public sources); the development of quantitative methodology; and production (design, development, validation and testing) of 4 quantitative interactive tools in MS Excel. The quantitative tools will be generic tools that can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in many countries. The tools will allow decision makers to assess the liability and fiscal funding gap following a disaster, understand the financial implications of different DRF strategies, as well as answer questions about financial instruments and define relevant policy options.

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eC2:Disaster Risk Reduction Practice Research and Capacity Building Support to SADC

Deadline: 16-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The SADC Disaster Risk Reduction Strategic Plan lays out the following key activities: To strengthen governance, legal and institutional framework at all levels of DRR in the region. Facilitate the identification, assessment and monitoring of disaster risks and support the enhancement of early warning systems at all levels. Promote the usage and management of information and knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels in the SADC region; Ensure that DRR becomes a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation; and The integration of preparedness and emergency response into national and regional DRR interventions.

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eC2: Evaluation firm – UAV4Resilience

Deadline: 02-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The main tasks of the firm to be selected through this EOI/RFP are to evaluate the performance of the UAV platforms. Specifically, (1) define the criteria to assess the suitability of the various UAV platforms to produce the outputs required and specified in the by the project, (2) produce the comparative assessment report, (3) develop a guidance note on the best practices for the use of UAV in the Pacific Island Country context, taking into account the results from the field testing to be undertaken by the field testing firm to be selected separately, and (4) develop the training material and deliver the training to build capacity in Tonga and Fiji on the best use of UAV for disaster risk management.

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Danube Learning Partnership – Technical Partner for Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity as a tool for Water Safety Planning

Deadline: 23-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The overall objective of the work of the Technical Partner is to develop and organize a curriculum and training of trainers for capacity building in Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity Program as a tool for water safety planning. The specific objectives of the consultancy are to (i) prepare a curriculum and related training materials necessary to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program; (ii) validate the capacity of the participating Hubs to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program (iii)Train the Trainers in the hubs of likely three countries including Serbia, Kosovo and possibly Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as other countries in the region according to demand (iv) oversee the quality of development and delivery of the Risk Program by the Hubs; and (v) ensure lessons learned and good practices developed during the activity are incorporated in subsequent programs.

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eC2:Technical Partner for Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity as a tool for Water Safety Planning

Deadline: 12-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The specific objectives of the consultancy are to (i) prepare a curriculum and related training materials necessary to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program; (ii) validate the capacity of the participating Hubs to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program (iii)Train the Trainers in the hubs of likely three countries including Serbia, Kosovo and possibly Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as other countries in the region according to demand (iv) oversee the quality of development and delivery of the Risk Program by the Hubs; and (v) ensure lessons learned and good practices developed during the activity are incorporated in subsequent programs.

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Article: Reviving Flood-Ravaged Livelihoods in Malawi

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on November 29, 2016

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • In 2015, about half of Malawi’s 29 districts were hit by floods, destroying agriculturalImage

    livelihoods, leaving more than 1,150,000 people affected and 336,000 displaced

  • With $80 million in support through IDA, the World Bank has helped to restore livelihoods through providing agricultural inputs, rebuilding irrigation schemes, and stocking the national grain reserve
  • With community grain banks, families are now able to take care of themselves and are feeling less vulnerable to future disasters.

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When It Comes To Disaster Preparedness, Communities Know Best

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  • In disaster-prone central Vietnam, community-based disaster risk management puts local villages and communities at the center of preparedness efforts.
  • The Government of Vietnam is spending $18.5 million on community preparedness training, drills and physical infrastructure construction chosen by communities across 100 communes in 10 provinces.
  • The training, infrastructure and public awareness raising efforts are increasing the resilience of local communities to disaster events such as floods, droughts and typhoons.

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WBG Jobs in GP WATER and Disaster Risk Management

This post is written in Dutch due to the fact that we are looking for Dutch speakers for the jobs advertised below.

Uiterste reactiedatum is 24 juni.

In het kader van het strategische partnerschap tussen Nederland en de Wereldbank op het gebied van water zijn momenteel vijf functies binnen de Wereldbank beschikbaar.

De Wereldbank Groep zoekt voor deze vacatures naar deskundigen met grote kennis van zaken, stevige internationale praktijkervaring en een persoonlijkheid waarmee je binnen de Wereldbank Groep impact kunt hebben.

eConsultant2: Project preparation for DRM Project in Cambodia

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

The World Bank is considering supporting 6 provinces in Cambodia Rural Infra in Cambodiathrough a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project with tentative size of US$60 million. This assignment would prepare the project and support the government to develop an investment plan and feasibility study to prioritize resilient rural infrastructure investments and strengthen DRM systems.

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