eC2: Strategic Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Lake Victoria Transport Program

Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed program of interventions on and around Lake Victoria are expected to Image result for lake victoriacontribute to improve transport connectivity and sustainability. Whilst local impacts are identified and addressed in site specific ESIA, the lake ecosystem is large, complex, multi-dimensional and dynamic. Understanding the social and environmental issues thus requires comprehensive observation and management at the catchment scale in a holistic manner. Given the wider scope of the interventions on the Lake Victoria basin (both at the ports, but also with the lake itself), with knock-on or cumulative effects on the lakes overall catchment area, a strategic planning framework for the development and protection of the lake, its dependents, and associated infrastructure is critically important. This assignment is designed to support the LVBC do that.
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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: Development Impact Measurement of Global Seaports

Deadline: 21-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The consultant will develop a methodology note that summarizes the port-614543_640major impacts of seaports projects on host country economies.

The purpose of the assignment is two-fold:

A. To develop a methodology based on the
input-output (IO)/Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) approach specifically modified for the seaport sector that estimates the impact of these projects on GDP growth and jobs in the countries where the investment takes place.

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Developing Common Principles for Tracking Climate Finance

Article was published on April 3rd, 2015 on the World Bank website.

The world’s largest development finance institutions are working together on a common sets of principles for tracking climate finance. They have agreed on the first set for tracking mitigation finance. Similar principles for tracking adaptation finance and leverage are being developed this year.

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Steward Redqueen / NABC Event: Managing and measuring impact; the private sector in Africa

Information retrieved from the Steward Redqueen website.

Steward Redqueen invites you for the Africa Business Club.The event will take place on Thursday 23 April 2015 in Amsterdam.

The theme of the event is ‘Managing and measuring impact; the private sector in Africa’. In recent years we have seen a positive trend emerge of companies increasingly measuring their societal impact in Africa. On the one hand this helps companies obtain, maintain and strengthening their license to operate on the other hand these impact assessments help identify new business opportunities.

Two of our business partners will talk about this. First Jacco Knotnerus (FMO) will share FMO’s experience with managing and measuring impact of its investments. Subsequently Suzanne Vlakveld (Dadtco) will talk about Dadtco’s impact in their value chain.

The programme will start around 16:00, will take place at the KIT (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen) and we’ll finish around 17:30 with drinks.

If you are a member of the NABC you can subscribe here, if you’re not a member and want to subscribe please send an email to info@stewardredqueen.com.