BlueTech for Waste: Innovation ChallengeAccelerating the sustainable management of chemicals and waste with innovative technologies in the Caribbean

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF)1 seeks to support innovative solutions that contribute to the sound management of hazardous Chemicals and Waste (C&W) to protect human health and the environment, and address climate vulnerability in the Caribbean region.

THE PROPOSED SOLUTIONS MUST:

  • Be innovative in nature and present a business model that has not been implemented before in the country or that adds an innovation component to an existing model.
  • Focus on reducing environmental pollution and climate vulnerability, thus, contributing to at least one of the following indicators:
    1. reduction, disposal/destruction, phase out, elimination and avoidance of chemicals of global concern and their waste in the environment and in processes, materials and products (metric tons of toxic chemicals reduced)
    2. reduction, avoidance of emissions of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to air from point and non-point sources
    3. reduction of marine litter.
  • Promote the social and economic inclusion of poor and vulnerable population; and
  • Contemplate a path for scalability or replication, as well as financial sustainability.

Introducing: Team International Organizations (RVO)

Every year, international organizations spend billions of euros on projects in developing countries and emerging markets. This results in tenders and assignments that could be interesting for the Dutch private sector. Team International Organizations (TIO) of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) supports Dutch companies whom are interested in knowing more about doing business with the IFIs. TIO is focused solely on organizations the Netherlands is a shareholder or member of: Asian Development Bank, African Development Band, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Union, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations, and World Bank Group.

TIO functions as the first point of contact for Dutch companies. We can put you in contact with the IFIs, give information on how the different international organizations function, on how to be effective at doing business with these organizations, and the opportunities that could be relevant for your company. Other services that are provided are seminars, webinars, trade missions, individual and group tracks.

Discover what RVO/TIO can do for you: video.

Through TIO companies have access to a broad network of contacts and organizations. On a daily basis, we work together with the PSLO liaison network of the World Bank Group, The Netherlands Embassy in Washington D.C. liaison officers Esther Smith and Vincent Kooijman as well as the different Ministries and Dutch embassies worldwide.

Meet the World Bank Group team of TIO:

Interested in TIO’s work? Contact us for more information via tio@rvo.nl.

World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
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The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

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World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

Registration website

The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

Continue reading

World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

Registration website

The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

Continue reading

World Bank Group Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Event details: Washington, D.C. | October 29-31, 2019
Early bird registration ends at 5PM ET September 23World Bank Group's Business Opportunities Fair: Climate-Smart En

Registration website

The World Bank Group is pleased to invite you to its biennial Business Opportunities Fair.

The 2019 event will focus on climate-smart energy solutions and will bring together a diverse group of companies from around the world interested in the work of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in this sector.

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2019 Embassy Klompen Cup

Every year at the end of spring as the summer is about to be upon us the Netherlands picture klompen cupEmbassy World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Liaisons organize the annual networking event “Klompen Cup”.  It is a street soccer 4-on-4 tournament, 10 minute games played right outside the embassy.  We assemble teams with (Dutch) colleagues from the respective institutions; World Bank Group (WBG), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter American Development Bank (IADB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to compete for the coveted “Klompen Cup”.

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Get connected with Latin-America & Caribbean

Accessing and finding tenders are one of the most time consuming activities when trying to work with financial institutions like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). That is why the IDB has created the ConnectAmericas platform. The platform not only allows you to see the IDB tenders but also tenders from other Latin American & Caribbean companies who are looking for overseas partners.REDES SOCIALES BID

With the slogan “Take the world with your hands”, the goal of the platform is to foster the internationalization of companies, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing contacts, content (tenders), and financing options.

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ICYMI: Trade mission on transportation, Feb 1-4, 2016

On February 1-4, 2016 representatives of Austria, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Ethiopia-Road-Constructionand the United States will organize a joint trade mission focusing on opportunities for the transportation sector at the World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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