eC2: Basin-wide studies in the Jhelum-Poonch Basin, Pakistan for Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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Mapping and Valuing Ecosystems Services, and Prioritizing Investments in Select Watersheds in Nepal and Pakistan to support Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline: 20-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

To help Nepal and Pakistan promote smart hydropower development through catchment area management in support of countries green growth strategies, the World Bank is initiating an activity whose main components are to: (i) create awareness and influence among policymakers across energy, water resources, and forestry ministries on the role of catchment area management and PES schemes in promoting sustainable hydropower and as a source of green and inclusive growth; (ii) generating know-how on how integrated catchment area management can promote smart hydropower development and green inclusive growth through (a) the application of ecosystem services-based modeling tools to map and value ecosystem services and to develop cost-effective catchment area management plans in selected catchments; and (iii) strengthen capacity of technical officers to apply catchment area management tools.

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eC2: Small Hydropower Mapping in Lao

Deadline: 18-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank (WB) is initiating a new technical assistance activity focused on Renewable esmapEnergy Resource Mapping in Laos, with funding from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). The initial focus will be on small hydro mapping, with other components potentially added in the future depending on funding availability and client demand.

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eC2:Coordinator for Study on Local equity sharing schemes for hydropower projects in Nepal

Deadline: 09-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HYDRO

The hydropower potential of Nepal offers a unique opportunity for both economic and social development. In order to maximize these economic and social benefits and opportunities, the government of Nepal in consultation with the various stakeholders has provisioned for various benefit sharing mechanisms arising from the hydropower development. One key aspect of the Benefit Sharing mechanism focuses particularly on the practice of offering direct financial equity or shares to local populations affected by the development of hydropower projects. The main objective of the consultants assignment is to oversee and guide the study of the delivery of Local Equity Sharing Schemes commonly referred to as Community Shares in Nepal, in the context of benefit sharing mechanisms applicable to hydropower projects.

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KENYA’S TEA FARMERS TASTE THE BENEFITS OF HYDROPOWER

Kenya’s tropical climate and volcanic red soil make it an ideal place to cultivate tea. That’s why, for over a century, tea has been a major cash crop and the leading foreign exchange earner for the country.impact_6dcdsexp_logo1

Investments in new technology can’t make Kenyan tea any tastier, but they can help boost production and farmers’ earnings—and these are the goals of a recent IFC investment to finance small hydropower plants along rivers close to growing areas.

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eC2: Tina River Hydropower Development Project

Deadline: 10-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The Bank will recruit a team of engineers (a consulting firm) to assist SIG to review the basic/tender designs and cost estimates submitted by, and will be submitted by, the preferred investor, and assist SIG to negotiate the design and cost of the engineering, procurement and construction (EC) contract.
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eC2:ICT Solutions for Early Warning Systems and Emergency Operation Centers

Deadline: 17-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HurricaneIKE 2008BolivarPeninsula2-1

The objective of this Project is to report on best practices to help developing countries leverage and apply technically and financially-viable, tested and proven ICT-enabled solutions for early warning systems (EWS) and emergency operation centers (EOC) for disaster risk management (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, drought, floods, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions). As an initial phase, this project will focus on ICT solutions used by infrastructure operators (i.e., river management and hydropower dams, roads, railways) and national and local governments for EWS and EOC

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eC2:Support to the Myanmar Hydro Advisory Program on Improving Environmental and Social Standards in the Hydropower Sector (STC)

Deadline:15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.HYDRO

IFC’s Hydro Advisory program is currently implementing a new environmental and social standards in the hydropower sector program in Myanmar. The overall program aims to increase the share of new hydropower investments that adhere to good international industry E&S practices and will involve working closely with government, the private sector, the World Bank and other stakeholders in this space.

The purpose of the assignment will be for a Myanmar National Consultant to assist with program support, implementation of activities, and communication.

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eC2: Development of ESIA Guidelines for Hydropower Projects in Myanmar

Deadline: 29-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) guidelines for hydropower HYDROdevelopment in Myanmar are required to provide clear, consistent and comprehensive guidance on:
(i) the legal requirements for impact assessment;
(ii) key issues to be considered in project design, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning, and assessed during the ESIA process; and
(iii) management plans to be prepared, to seek project approval and to effectively design, construct, commission, operate and decommission projects in a sustainable manner.
This includes application of the mitigation hierarchy to anticipate and avoid impacts to the fullest extent possible, and where avoidance is not possible minimize (e.g. abate, rectify, repair and/or restore) those impacts, and where residual impacts remain, compensate/offset for risks and impacts.

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eConsultant2:Hydropower & Dams Sector Technical Guidelines for Climate Change and Natural Disasters Resilience Analysis

Deadline: 24-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The main activity proposed is to develop a document that provides guidelines on the goals,HYDRO objectives, analyses, and design modifications needed to achieve climate resilience in hydropower projects. The document must reflect the input of the World Bank and external project steering committee, and reflect the results of multiple rounds of review and consensus-building among relevant internal and external components of the steering committee, with a special focus on stakeholder liasions with external stakeholders.

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