Over a year into the pandemic, we have witnessed how a sweeping infectious disease and lockdown measures quickly deepened inequalities, hindering the progress that many have fought for years to achieve. One of the most striking examples is the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women.
We are excited to announce 3 Dutch Companies are shortlisted for the IFC TechEmerge Health East-Africa: Qtracer, CarePay and SwyMed.
53 tech companies from 20 countries that have been selected to attend the virtual TechEmerge Health East Africa Innovation Summit (date to be confirmed; possibly Aug/Sept. 2020).
In total, over 415 tech companies from 50 countries applied to the TechEmerge Health East Africa program. Applications went through a competitive evaluation process supported by a global network of ~30 independent expert advisors. 53 tech companies across multiple categories were identified to have market-relevant solutions that may meet the needs of participating East Africa healthcare providers (“Providers”). There are ~25 leading Providers in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia participating in the program, serving over 6.5 million patients across 285+ facilities, with 2,850 beds.
Deadline: February 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM EST
The World Bank Group Technology and Innovation Lab (“World Bank IL”) invites interested parties to respond to an Invitation for Prototype Build (IPB) for application of blockchain and DLT protocols to address disbursement traceability of World Bank funded projects.
The World Bank IL provides a learning platform, exploration space, and technology advice around disruptive technologies. The World Bank IL collaborates with its internal technology and business units, and external stakeholders to explore, test and understand new technology capabilities that will enable the World Bank to fully harness the Digital Age to achieve its mission.
Consultations have closed on the World Bank Group’s first Strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence with over two thousand stakeholders having provided feedback. The strategy is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks. Click here to see the process so far.
- FCV Job Fair (February 3)
- Fragility Forum (March 2-4)
- Registration is open
- Civil Society Policy Forum (April 14-17)
- Session proposals due February 17
- CSO Innovation Fair [Theme: Fragility, Conflict and Violence] (April 15)
- Exhibitor proposals due February 17
Imagine that you are a small-scale rainfed agriculture farmer. You face significant challenges. Water and food demands are growing. Competition for water is escalating. You rely heavily on unpredictable rain to grow food and sustain your livelihood. Weather related disasters — such as floods, droughts, and heat waves — are increasing in frequency, intensity, and duration.
Deadline: 22-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is seeking a consulting firm to undertake an assessment and pilot program to support implementation of two types of innovative bridge construction technologies: (i) modular bridges; and, (ii) geo-synthetic reinforced soil (GRS) abutments. This assignment will be funded through the Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership, which is sponsored by the Government of Japan.
Deadline: 19-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this consultancy is to procure an Open Data portal for Honduras Open Data Initiative. The Open Data portal will facilitate publication and interaction of various datasets across levels of government, as well as cultivate a strong Open Data Community in Honduras.
The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence. Applications for the Development Marketplace for Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence must be received online by September 5, 2018.
To be honest, I have never really been a fan of motorsport racing, but Formula E is something different. Regular sports car racing has always felt too loud, too polluting and a bit pointless, but electric car racing is changing my perception rapidly. The most recent Formula E race and associated FIA Smart Cities event in Santiago, Chile last week highlighted the importance of sustainable mobility and the advantages of advancing electric technology as quickly as possible. Extremely fast electric cars, whooshing by cheering audiences with a distinctly electric whizzing sound, made me realize that the future is definitely now.
Watershed protection is a complex challenge that needs a multi-sectorial approach. Innovative and interactive tools, such as the new World Bank Spatial Agent app, is one solution, according to Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep, a Global Lead for Watersheds with the Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice.Harshadeep, also the leader of the Spatial Agent app team, believes the app’s interactive maps and charts can help to us explore multi-sectoral synergies in a spatial development context. The data can promote collaborative efforts for sustainable and environmentally sound watershed management.