World Refugee Day 2019: Building a stronger international response to the challenge of forced displacement

This year, World Refugee Day finds me in Addis Ababa with representatives from more ethiopia-for-blogthan 50 governments to review the work of the International Development Association (IDA), the arm of the World Bank Group that provides financing to the poorest countries, and discuss priorities for the years ahead. Under its current program, IDA is providing $2 billion to 14 low-income countries which together are hosting 6.4 million refugees, including in Ethiopia. 

Ethiopia is among the countries that is taking major steps forward. Here, for example, we have supported the government in adopting a new legal framework for refugees which will allow them to gradually move out of camps, find jobs, and access education and health services. This is no small measure for the more than 900,000 refugees who are hosted along Ethiopia’s borders with Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, and South Sudan. It is the difference between having a chance to restart their lives or be condemned to dependency and destitution.

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eC2: International Legal Consultant for Utility Scale Wind Power Project on a PPP Basis in Ethiopia

Deadline: 13-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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IFC’s Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships (IFC Advisory) is in preliminary discussions to act as lead transaction advisor to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and the Ministry of Finance Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG or Authority) to assist in the procurement of a utility scale wind power project in Ethiopia on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis and in the implementation of Round 2 of the Scaling Solar Program in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia Kicks Off Scaling Solar Round 2

On April 16, 2019, Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueonewithin the Ministry of Finance, formally initiated its Scaling Solar Round 2 tender by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic energy projects. Following this announcement, the PPP-DG expanded the RFQ from four to six projects with a total capacity of up to 750MW. In addition to the Weranso, Welenchiti, Humera, and Mekele sites announced on April 16, two more sites in Metema / Bahir Dar and Hurso were added.

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eC2: Africa CDC: Strengthening Regional Public Health Institutions and Capacity for Surveillance and Response (P168268)

Deadline: 06-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

In recognition of the serious health challenges and the global dimension of the epidemic threats, the African Union Heads of States and Governments established the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a specialized agency of the African Union Commission and formally launched its operations on January 31, 2017.
The Africa CDC operates through three levels: (i) a secretariat based at the African Union headquarters (HQ) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; (ii) five Regional Collaborating Centers (RCCs) located in Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia; and (iii) the National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) and Centers of Excellence. To assure a coherent network between the RCCs, the NPHIs and Centers of Excellence, Africa CDC launched the Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Network (RISLNET) as an integrated platform for strengthening national and regional surveillance and laboratory systems; and harnessing existing public health assets for disease prevention.

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Ethiopia Kicks Off Scaling Solar Round 2

Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) within the Ministry of Finance formally initiated its Scaling Solar Round 2 tender today by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic energy projects.

All interested parties are invited to:

  • Register with the Office of the PPP-DG in-person or virtually and purchase the RFQ document for a non-refundable fee of ETB 10,000 or equivalent amount of any convertible currency. Deposits should be made to the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Account Name: MoFEC Acc. No: 1000003784847, SWIFT Code CBETETAA. ◦For in-person registration, the bank receipt of the deposit must be submitted to the Finance and Procurement Directorate of the Ministry of Finance (MoF-Main Building, Office Number 119) to collect the RFQ document from the PPP-DG up to two weeks before the submission deadline.

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eC2: GAP ASSESSMENT ON LAND USE PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES FOR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS ENGAGED IN INTEGRATED LAND USE PLAN & POLICY DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA

Deadline: 24-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Land-Conference-2017.jpg

The Government of Ethiopia has embarked on the formulation of National Integrated Land Use Planning and Policy (NILUPP) development with an overall objective to strengthen the rational utilization of natural resources in Ethiopia. This will be achieved through enacting effective land use policy framework, preparing and implementing an integrated land use plan, providing capacity building for land use professionals, and improving knowledge and information-sharing among the stakeholders.

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eC2: Enabling Environment and Development of PPP Framework in Urban Sanitation

Deadline: 20-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Water supply and sanitation subsector is among the focus areas that the Federal untitledDemocratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has considered among the pro poor sectors. With this understanding the World Bank is extending its support through different interventions. The World Bank Group is supporting the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to achieve its national targets set under GTP II through availing resources to different sectors and sub sectors.
One of the major interventions of the World Bank is the support extended to improve the services delivery in Addis Ababa and 22 secondary towns under the Second Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (SUWSSP). Implementation of the project is an opportunity to improve sanitation services delivery and water supply in Addis Ababa and in the secondary and regional towns. This project is a logical continuation of the Ethiopian Urban Water Supply and Sanitation project which was closed in December 2017. Unlike the prior projects the SUWSSP has a wider perspective of reaching different segment of the community by adopting City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) approach. The model provides opportunity to start with understanding the context, planning for cost effective solution, and consultation with end users. Except Addis Ababa, all project beneficiary towns had limited experience of delivering sanitation focused project and their current staffing for sanitation is also limited.
The SUWSSP has three major components (i) Addis Ababa sanitation and operational efficiency improvement, (ii) Secondary cities and towns sanitation, water supply, and operational efficiency improvement, and (iii) Program management (Federal and regional level). The first two components further divided into three sub-components focusing on sanitation services improvement, water utilities performance improvement and utility modernization and institutional capacity strengthening.

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eC2: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO STRENGTHEN THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR FOOD INSECURITY IN ETHIOPIA AND ITS LINKS TO A SCALABLE RURAL PRODUCTIVE SAFETY NET PROGRAMME

Deadline: 14-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)resized-food-insecurity_orig

Objective: The main objectives of this consultancy assignment are to (1) conduct a review on the design and operation of early warning systems operating in Ethiopia which are used to trigger and inform food and cash support to drought affected households; (2) advise on improved protocols and monitoring systems and tools for alert triggering; and (3) provide concrete options for the design of an enhanced and scalable social safety net system based on early warning information.
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eC2: Occupational Health Economist – Improvement of Health and Safety in Construction and other High-Risk Sectors

Deadline: 26-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The objective of this analytical work is to assess the positive and negative impacts of increasing OHS standards. Tasks are expected to include:
1. Economic analysis of the direct and indirect costs associated with accidents in the workplace and occupational diseases. The costs associate4d with workplace accidents and illness must be balanced against the expenses associated with improving OHS standards. The analysis would provide two outputs: an estimate of the cost to Ethiopia of the current level of fatal and serious injury accidents, and an indication of optimal levels of OHS expenditure.
2. Assessment of the consequences of a do-nothing scenario in which no additional actions are taken to strengthen OHS.
3. Estimation of the costs and benefits of alternative institutional structures to administer OHS.
4. Consultation with private investors to determine the potential impacts of enforcing compliance with recognized international OHS standards.

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eC2: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO STRENGTHEN THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR FOOD INSECURITY IN ETHIOPIA AND ITS LINKS TO A SCALABLE RURAL PRODUCTIVE SAFETY NET PROGRAMME

Deadline: 03-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) food_key

The main objectives of this consultancy assignment are to (1) conduct a review on the design and operation of early warning systems operating in Ethiopia which are used to trigger and inform food and cash support to drought affected households; (2) advise on improved protocols and monitoring systems and tools for alert triggering; and (3) provide concrete options for the design of an enhanced and scalable social safety net system based on early warning information.

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