Deadline: 20-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To help Nepal and Pakistan promote smart hydropower development through catchment area management in support of countries green growth strategies, the World Bank is initiating an activity whose main components are to: (i) create awareness and influence among policymakers across energy, water resources, and forestry ministries on the role of catchment area management and PES schemes in promoting sustainable hydropower and as a source of green and inclusive growth; (ii) generating know-how on how integrated catchment area management can promote smart hydropower development and green inclusive growth through (a) the application of ecosystem services-based modeling tools to map and value ecosystem services and to develop cost-effective catchment area management plans in selected catchments; and (iii) strengthen capacity of technical officers to apply catchment area management tools.
Article posted on devex. 26 May, 2016
It might seem off mission for investors who say they want to drive prosperity in developing countries to support entrepreneurs based in the city with the most concentrated venture capital in the world.
Most of the more than $100 million the venture arm of the World Bank’s International Finance Corp. will invest this fiscal year will go to the emerging markets, including tech hubs such as Nairobi, Kenya — dubbed the “Silicon Savannah”. But recently the IFC has also invested in Silicon Valley companies such as the cloud-based software company Ayla, the satellite company Planet Labs and the online education company Coursera.