Healthy citizens are the cornerstone of every country’s development and are integral for sustainable economic growth. Given the many health hazards of pollution—from cancer to respiratory ailments and much more—it is increasingly becoming recognized as an impediment to growth and development. Recent global efforts to minimize pollution, through initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and The Paris Agreement, aim to set global guidelines for countries in order to reduce pollution.
Deadline: 10-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms (‘the Consultant”) to identify and assess potential waste sector opportunities in both the near and medium-term for IFC and private sector financing in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan.
As such, the Consultant is expected to conduct:
(1) A review of the institutional and regulatory frameworks in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan for possible private sector involvement and subnational financing in the waste sector;
(2) A market assessment that includes a mapping of existing and future solid waste projects in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan; and
(3) A preliminary review (including technical and commercial criteria) of selected projects.
Deadline: 28-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment has 4 components: 1) Facilitating Partnerships for Developing New Business and Financial Models by engaging with a select number of entrepreneurs, financial institutions, end-users (farmers), other stakeholders, to co-create innovative business and financial models, to help unlock the growth of the off-grid PV market in Egypt in the agriculture sector. 2) Build Capacity of Select Banks Interested in PV , by working with banks which would have stated interest in engaging directly with the market/farmers on a pilot basis. 3) Strengthening the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Providing by providing support to 6 8 advanced PV entrepreneurs (existing solar / PV firms) with the objective of designing a program that is relevant to the needs of entrepreneurs at this level. 4) Exploring Opportunities with Early Stage Investors to support or develop early stage finance mechanism(s) to deploy capital targeting firms innovating in the off-grid PV market. Continue reading
Deadline: 04-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Accordingly, IFC is looking to appoint a technical and E&S consultant to support on the 200MW first round of auction. The consultant will be required to (i) conduct technical, commercial, and environmental and social due diligence on the Project; (ii) support in auctioning or tendering the Project; and (iii) assist in the evaluation and selection of the winning bidder up until commercial close.
Deadline: 08-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The main objective of the market research is to (1) Size/quantify the business opportunity for FIs by segment and sector (2) Identify/quantify the demand/needs for financial services of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), (3)Define/identify the key areas for intervention for FIs and quantify impact of doing so.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more than half of current water withdrawals in some countries exceeding the amount naturally available. This could have serious long-term consequences for the region’s growth and stability. Solutions for narrowing the gap between the supply of and demand for water are an urgent priority.
As the Fourth Arab Water Forum gets underway next week in Cairo, Egypt, much is at stake in the region’s water management. Armed conflict and massive numbers of refugees have put tremendous additional stress on land and water resources in MENA as well as on infrastructure in communities receiving the refugees. In Jordan alone, according to the country’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation, climate change and the refugee crisis have reduced water availability per person to 140 cubic meters, far below the globally recognized threshold of 500 cubic meters for severe water scarcity.
Deadline: 06-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IFC on behalf of its Renewable Energy Sector Projects in the EMENA Region is looking for the consultant, which will assist IFCs EMENA team to evaluate client projects, and support IFCs investment team, monitor the performance of client projects against IFC Performance standards and build work with IFCs EMENA team to build capacity with clients and other stakeholders as required.
Deadline: 04-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In October 2016, IFC launched a report on Unlocking Value: Alternative Fuels for Egypt’s Cement Industry. The study has identified the current status of co-processing in Egypt, analyzed the potential appetite for alternative fuels (AFR), highlighted impediments to market growth, and recommended potential solutions throughout the waste supply chain to ensure a sustainable market solution tailored to the Egyptian context, one solution in particular which was highlighted was to address key regulatory barriers. IFC seeks to appoint a local legal consulting firm to i) analyze existing solid waste laws and regulations in Egypt relevant to alternative fuels, ii) recommend required changes to existing laws and regulations or new laws and regulations to create favourable regulatory environment to alternative fuels, iii) participate in stakeholders workshops and meetings to present and discuss findings and iv) draft the policy and regulatory language (both English and Arabic).
Deadline: 28-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of Egypt (GoE) is one of T&Cs current clients. The country has committed to improving and promoting energy efficiency driven by the energy security risks associated with the pressures from growing population and rising fuel demand on its finite fossil fuel supply. This shortage of traditional fuels poses a serious challenge to the industrial growth of Egypt. The industrial sector energy demand amounts to approximately one third of final energy production. Yet energy efficiency within industries is not adequately exploited due to high energy subsidies, the lack of an effective policy framework, weak environmental law enforcement, and the lack of availability of clean technologies in the local market, among other factors.
Deadline:21-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank, on behalf of the MoP, intends to hire a consulting firm to define the shape of the desired regional energy hub in Egypt, based on a comprehensive feasibility study of costs and benefits as well as non-financial considerations; develop a strategy to achieve the establishment of that hub, the timeline in which to achieve it as well as a high-level implementation plan for it.