eC2: Consulting Services: Disaster Risk Quantification, Financing and Policy Reforms for Resilience Building in Tonga

Deadline: 15-Jun-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The objectives of this assignment is to conduct Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and risk financing policy reforms at the national and island levels, specifically to assist with technical inputs on the National DRM Policy; support the design of indicators for monitoring of the DRM Act and DRM Policy Implementation; support the design of strengthening activities and reporting procedures for Island and Village Disaster Risk Management Committees; and provide technical advice on establishing stronger coordination mechanisms between DRM stakeholders and the Ministry of Finance. The assignment will also identify risk quantification and investment needs for resilience-building in one select outer island in Tonga (either Vavau or Eua).This will require the: (i) development of detailed multi-hazard risk information for the select outer island, (ii) prioritization of investment needs in line with the DRM Policy framework, and (iii) identification of risk financing strategies and funding mechanisms for investments in disaster risk reduction and climate resilience in outer islands.

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eC2: Disaster Risk Finance Capacity Building Program for Francophone Africa

Deadline: 03-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The objective of the Executive Education training will be for relevant African stakeholders to: enhance their understanding of disaster risk financing strategies and instruments for protection from natural disasters, embedded in the broader DRM and fiscal risk management frameworks, and build the skill sets to design and implement such strategies.

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eC2: Can Tho land value capture exercise for sale of land and/or development rights

Deadline: 10-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Public investment in infrastructure upgrades, flood risk management and resettlement of informal dwellers will facilitate creation of private, economic value. Alienating publicly-owned sites and selling additional development rights that would enable denser development on existing private parcels would enable the city to capture and leverage the some of the private value created by the public sectors investments. To unlock this additional economic value, the city, engaging with World Bank and technical consultants should identify: an appropriate strategy that takes into account existing constraints, institutional capacities and market context.
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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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Taking Disaster Risk Management to New Heights

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  • As urbanization rates skyrocket worldwide, cities large and small are grappling with increased disaster risk as infrastructure buckles underneath the weight of rapidly growing populations.
  • In flood-prone Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, public safety officials are working to better protect residents from recurrent flooding, which disproportionately impacts the city’s many makazi holela – unmapped, resource-poor informal settlements.
  • GFDRR is supporting Dar es Salaam’s efforts to secure vulnerable neighborhoods through the Ramani Huria initiative, a community-mapping project that trains university students and local community members on platforms that create open-source maps of the most flood-prone areas of their city. Using novel technologies, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, volunteers better understand vulnerabilities in their community, and put crucial information in the hands of those who need it most.

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eC2:Capacity and Needs Assessment on Disaster Risk Management for the Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD)

Deadline: 03-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The overall objective of this Assignment is to support the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD) under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in increasing the institutional capacity and effectiveness of risk identification and emergency preparedness and response operations, by conducting a capacity and needs assessment and developing a roadmap for various departments within the CoESCD that are involved in risk identification and emergency preparedness and response, such as the Information Management Analytical Center, Crisis Management Center, Search and Rescue Center, and the Methodical-Training Center.

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