Deadline: 03-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
New approaches to formalization are required to combat the double vulnerabilities facing ASM communities during COVID. The present TOR seeks to hire an experienced consortium of practitioners and researchers who can pilot a new capacity building model for formalization. The pilot will document effectiveness in training and research with behavior change. The purpose being that if successful results emerge from the pilot in Ghana and Mali, a scaled model could be applied in other ASM locales.GH – Ghana
ML – Mali
Deadline: 10-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The main objective of the assignment is to: Update and consolidate the Water Sector Strategic Development Plan, the National Environmental Sanitation Strategy and Action Plan and other relevant WASH plans and prepare a National WASH Program Document with indicative cost break down and implementation framework for i) rural WASH; ii) urban WASH; iii) institutional development, iv) M&E and v) funding. It is expected that a WASH sector Institutional review will be conducted with considerable overlapping and its findings will inform the WASH program development. This will suggest that the program will have several phases with the first phase focusing on issues requiring immediate attention and the subsequent phases addressing the suggestions from the institutional review.
Deadline: 03-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Deadline: 06-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
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: 04-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank Groups Digital Development Global Practice is implementing a Global Cybersecurity Programme designed to develop Cybersecurity capacity and strategic awareness for public sector public officials in Africa and Asia. These public officials are then expected to champion their national Cybersecurity agendas and lead the cultural Cybersecurity change that is desperately needed in most developing countries.
Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the assignment is to conduct an analysis of the local and regional market opportunities for cocoa-based products in the cluster cocoa production countries (Ghana, Côte dIvoire, Nigeria and Togo), and Senegal and Cape Vert the two (2) West African countries having the highest GDP per capita. More specifically, the study aims to:
– Identify and analyze the current local and regional market and potential opportunities for increased downstream uses of and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products;
– Perform an accurate market-sizing exercise for each of the different markets (i.e. Ghana, Côte dIvoire, and West African as a region) in terms of volume and value;
– Perform an analysis to determine the level of investment and capacity-building needed to develop these opportunities.
Deadline: 22-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In Ghana, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, recently begun an Invest Ghana: Agribusiness Competitiveness advisory project, with an objective to create new markets for private investment in the agribusiness sector in Ghana. The project is under the umbrella of the Invest West Africa program, a regional initiative financed by USAID, and implemented by IFC. The project aims to mobilize new private investment in the agribusiness sector, and stimulate targeted regulatory reforms linked to private sector participation. In this context, IFC is seeking to recruit a consulting firm to assist the project team to identify the most promising competitive agribusiness opportunities in Ghana, selected based on a robust assessment of market opportunities and competitive advantages across key value chains. An important aspect of the assignment will be to match the opportunities identified with clearly defined, viable and applicable business models (or business strategies) in the Ghanaian context.
Deadline: 12-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Develop a publication targeting CEOs of African tertiary education institutions, Executives in the Technology and other relevant sectors and African policy makers. The effort will have a specific focus on Ghana. The objective of the publication is to showcase best-in-class private sector-led practices promoting Digital Skills, advancing the understanding of what are the relevant digital skills that need to be promoted, and how to best integrate the delivery of digital skills into the curriculum through specific, innovative offerings. The focus will be on skills needed at the post-secondary level, including upskilling / reskilling needs for working adults, with an emphasis on lifelong learning. The digital economy in Ghana, and more broadly across Africa, needs a digitally skilled workforce that masters basic functional digital skills at minimum with some acquiring high level skills like coding and software development capabilities.
Deadline: 05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
CGAP is seeking a firm to assess the provision of digital financial services (DFS) in the cocoa, coffee, cashew, rubber and cotton value chains in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The objective of this assessment is to:
1. Estimate the costs and benefits of utilizing DFS along agricultural value chains;
2. Identify pain points in the delivery and use of DFS;
3. Propose business models that would improve the value proposition of DFS for smallholders, agribusinesses, and financial service providers