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: Advisory Services to the Indonesia Coastal Fisheries Initiative

Deadline: 10-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The objective of this consultancy is to identify: (1) main barriers a) for the participation of the private sector in sustainable fisheries and b) for the establishment of community private sector partnerships around sustainable fisheries; (2) advise on ways to address these barriers; and (3) present a concrete business case of return-seeking responsible investments in a specific target fishery, that incorporates the advice above, and thus informs understanding of fisheries investment risks and opportunities.

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eC2: Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ programme (GCFRP)

Deadline: 06-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

A reputable Ghanaian non-governmental organization (NGO)/firm, with significant experience and expertise working on community-based natural resource management (e.g. CREMA and HIA) and established presence in the GCFRP landscape will be contracted to work in direct collaboration to with the National REDD+ Secretariat to:
1) bring together the existing plans, knowledge, processes, structures and learning on the implementation of HIAs (including governance structures and consortiums); and then
2) use this information in 2 target HIAs to support the development of governance structures (e.g. CREMA, Sub-HIA, HIA, and Consortium), leading to the signing of Framework Agreements in partnership with the private sector and government.

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eC2: West Africa: Regional Digital Infrastructure Market Development

Deadline: 03-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 7_disruptive_tech

The objective of this assignment is two-fold: (i) to conduct a deep-dive gap analysis of the existing legal, competition and regulatory framework, and subsequent market outcomes, in 4-6 selected countries to identify specific areas that require strengthening to promote broadband infrastructure and service market development at both the country and regional levels; and (ii) based on the gap analysis, prepare Reform Roadmaps for each country, consisting of carefully sequenced reforms and investment prioritizations for the next 5 years (up to 2025). The Reform Roadmaps will identify policy and regulatory actions necessary to remove bottlenecks for digital infrastructure growth at both the wholesale and retail levels, as well as at country and regional (i.e. cross-border) levels, to ultimately prepare the foundations of a West Africa regional digital economy.

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eC2: A landscape analysis and pre-feasibility study of Urban Nature Based Solutions to reduce flood risk and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali, Rwanda

Deadline: 29-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

The World Bank is providing Technical Assistance (TA) to the Government of Rwanda under the Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II), to identify suitable typologies and sites for Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to reduce flood risk reduction and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali. The overall objective of the TA is to mitigate the impact of flooding in precarious urban neighborhoods and to create multiple benefits for livelihoods in Kigali through targeted green interventions in urban planning and flood risk management. This TA helps to identify the potential for city-wide NBS investments, and to support dialogue with the Government of Rwanda for specific works to be financed under RUDP II.

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eC2: Gender-disaggregated Impacts of Street Lighting in Brazil

Deadline: 30-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

The objective of this activity is to carry out a qualitative baseline assessment of the effects of street lighting (or the lack of it) on mens and womens perceptions of safety and on mobility, economic activity, and educational and professional opportunities. The analysis will also include a comprehensive qualitative assessment of the current level of street lighting (pole presence, energy source, technology, brightness, availability, reliability, etc.), and a review of the literature on the impacts of street lighting on crime and violence.

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eC2: Regional Program for Digital Innovation to Support Public Transport and Sector Growth

Deadline: 27-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) general-transport-mosaic-main

The project objective is to apply best global practice and develop shared knowledge and tools to understand, regulate and improve paratransit transportation in developing countries by using new digital technologies through a regional programmatic approach for countries in Southern Africa. This will require a deeper understanding of the informal paratransit operations and business efficiency (or inefficiency) and contribute toward moving the informal sector toward formalization in the SSA region and globally.
Specific objectives
This project intends to address the following specific objectives:
(i) understand the quality and efficiency of paratransit operations and users mobility patterns, (ii) share such information with paratransit operators and engage them in the discussion of potential operations and business improvements, and (iii) contribute to the development of regulation and policies that will yield service improvements in the informal transit sector.

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eC2: Public Expenditure Reviews of the Water Sector in select countries in Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone)

Deadline:  23-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

In each country, the main objectives of the planned PER are:
1. To identify strategic programs and activities in the water sector, consistent with its other objectives particularly those related to macroeconomic stability and public financial management
2. To make assessment of the funding gaps and efficiency gaps (both allocative efficiency and technical efficiency) in the water sector and develop appropriate polices for improving efficiency and effective channelization of financial resources to reach agreed sector goals.
3. To support the design and delivery of effective water services.

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eC2: Wastewater treatment/ Re-cycling PPP in India

Deadline: 14-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

IFC has been approached by an urban local body ( Municipal Corporation) in India to structure a wastewater treatment & recycling project under Public Private Partnership (PPP). The scope of the Project includes i) development of a tertiary treatment plant (TTP) of output capacity of about 125 MLD along with rehabilitation of two existing sewage treatment plants (STPs); ii) development of distribution network for supply to an industrial cluster; and iii) operation & maintenance (O&M) of the rehabilitated STPs, proposed TTP and the distribution network.

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eC2: Building Regulations for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Deadline: 27-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) climate

The objective of this activity is to support the Government of Kerala, India, in strengthening their building regulatory frameworks through conducting a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment in Kerala and facilitating dialogue with Government counterparts and relevant stakeholders. The assessments will create a baseline for current capacity and gaps in the building regulatory framework across three critical components of building regulatory frameworks. The outputs of these assessments will include in-depth capacity and gap analyses and reform implementation plans for each country, developed in consultation with the Government of Kerala, with recommendations for select aspects of land use, energy efficiency, building and fire code administration. The desired outcome of this engagement is to support critical discussions between public authorities and other relevant stakeholders and provide an analytical basis and recommendations for initiating building regulatory reforms.

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