eC2: Capacity Building and Risk Transfer Pilot in Nigeria

Deadline: 23-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

A Risk Transfer Pilot Project is a project that develops and issues at least one distinct index-based insurance product for various crops for one or more clients in Nigeria. Risk Transfer Pilot Projects involve activities with the overall outcome being to provide customers with effective financial protection against defined weather and natural catastrophe risks that impinge upon their livelihoods. The capacity building component mainly involves putting in place internal structures and relevant teams within a private insurance company to develop and manage key index insurance product processes (hazard data collection, product design, evaluation, pricing, market analysis, value of insurance analysis, etc.). It also includes the delivery of general education and awareness-raising on the benefits of index insurance for mitigating climate risks and unlocking investment potential and income-generation for farmers.  Continue reading

eC2: Natural Hazard Assessment for the Reconstruction of Critical Transport Infrastructure

Deadline: 21-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

KUTEI (Kabul Urban Transport Effciency Improvment)

The World Bank provides technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar to support technical solutions for Chin State by hiring an international consulting firm to prepare a hazard and vulnerability assessment for road rehabilitation to inform planned investments under the Myanmar Floods and Landslides Emergency Recovery Project in Chin State in Myanmar. The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the relevant ministries and agencies of the Government of Myanmar in the adoption of appropriate natural hazard assessment approaches in designing transport and infrastructure. The activity will (i) help provide technical solutions on geohazards specifically for Kalay Hakha road; (ii) draw out lessons along the above process, including data gaps and recommend solutions for improvement; (iii) and provide capacity building for the Ministry of Construction on this practice. The assignment is expected to be completed within the period of an estimated six months upon mobilization.

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eC2:Capacity Building on the Hazard and Exposure Database for Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI)

Deadline:  06-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The following Terms of Reference (ToR) describes the requirement of the project to update the regional hazard and exposure database of 14 countries that underpins the PCRAFI Insurance Program. The PICs have limited capacity in this area and the engagement of a firm with regional experience in hazard and exposure databases will assist them to build their capacity in this area to undertake the work going forward. In 2010, the WB began implementing the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI), a regional technical assistance activity to lay down the foundation for a regional catastrophe risk pool for PICs, primarily to establish a regional repository of hazard and national exposure data (e.g. public infrastructure, buildings, homes; land-use, etc.) required to assess the viability of pooling climate and disaster risk across 14 PICs. The model that would contain the data has already been developed, piloted, and used in determining pay-outs over the past three years. However, the data is from 2010 and must be updated as soon as possible for the model to accurately protect household, business and government assets that face exposure to disaster related risks.

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