Deadline: 24-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
As a part of the Ethiopian Investment Climate Program of IFC/WBG, The Ethiopia Sub-National Investment Climate Project is a pilot initiative implemented in two national regional states with the aim to a) strengthen regional investment promotion, retention and expansion capacity in selected/target sectors b) enhance regional business climate through streamlined regulatory and administration procedures; and c) strengthen inter-agency coordination and public-private dialogue for improved regional investment climate.
As part of its ongoing engagement, The Project seeks to recruit an experienced firm to undertake the following assignments;
– Analysis of the Regions competitive advantages and prioritization of strategic sectors
– Deep dive analysis of the sectors
– Institutional capacity diagnosis and capacity for Oromia Investment Commission
– Regional Investment Climate/doing business analysis with deep dive on priority issues to be selected in consultation with relevant stakeholders
Deadline: 02-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is seeking a consultant to conduct a mapping of the flows of waste glass in Ethiopia, with focus on container glass in the Addis Ababa area, assess existing glass recycling supply chain and potential for its development, as well as understand the prevailing regulatory framework.
Deadline: 25-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To assist the operations of its investment clients, IFC intends to support an advisory project to substantially increase the local sourcing of commercially available malt barley from smallholder and emergent commercial farmers in Ethiopia. The three-year project would facilitate the expansion of local sourcing from current levels (20KMT) to around 80 KMT of raw malt barley from 40,000 farmers by the end of the project. The project will be focused on 23 woreda in Arsi, West Arsi, Bale and Shewa zones. IFC requires consultant services to assist with improving the malt barley production capacity of farmers in these areas. The work will have the following subcomponents: Improving farmers access to improved seed varieties. Improving farmers access to other inputs such as crop protection products and fertilizer. Building the agronomic and technical capacity of barley producers.
Deadline: 22-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC intends to contract a Consulting Firm (the Consultant) who will design decision support systems for maximizing productivity and resource optimization, and set up dashboards that allow users to make intelligent decisions guided by the advanced technologies. The proposed technology solution should gather specific data (including, possibly, satellite data) on various factors that influence fodder production and livestock rearing: information on input application, farm management, meteorology, soil moisture, disease detection/prediction, crop monitoring and yield forecast/estimation. For livestock, the technology should include features (such as electronic IDs and machine vision) that monitor animals unique characteristics like age, growth, health, reproduction and pedigree.
Deadline: 07-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach aimed at increasing farm productivity sustainably, taking into consideration climate change concerns and impacts. More specifically, the World Bank defines Climate-Smart Agriculture as an approach to managing landscapescropland, livestock, forests and fisheriesthat aims to achieve three wins: (1) Increased productivity to improve food security and boost farmers incomes; (2) Enhanced resilience to drought, pests, disease and other shocks; (3) Reduced GHG emissions. IFCs Strategy is to contribute to CSA by providing investments and advisory operations that contribute to the three pillars of CSA. To adopt climate-smart agricultural practices, farmers need access to sufficient and adequate finance and skills to rightly use finance. In line with the aforementioned, IFC is looking for a consulting firm to conduct agricultural supply chain mapping and market studies of CSA technologies and practices to support financial institutions to increase lending for CSA in three target countries.
Deadline: 21-Aug-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
A key cause of child stunting in low-income settings could be related to asymptomatic gut infections known as environmental enteropathies (EE), caused in part by unhygienic conditions in early childhood. Thus, improvements in sanitation and hygiene conditions from the time of birth may help to prevent or reduce the prevalence of EE, and therefore stunting. Conventional water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, i.e. improved household toilets, improved drinking water, and handwashing with soap may not fully address these early fecal-oral exposures. For example, animal feces are likely a dominant source of fecal contamination in low-income settings even in areas of high sanitation coverage and low rates of open defecation. Similarly, food hygiene is an often-overlooked contributor to enteric infections in early childhood. Complementary hygiene interventions are needed to address neglected pathways of exposure.
This year, World Refugee Day finds me in Addis Ababa with representatives from more than 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.
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.
Deadline: 13-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Deadline: 06-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.