NL Success: IFC TechEmerge East-Africa

We are excited to announce 3 Dutch Companies are shortlisted for the IFC TechEmerge Health East-Africa: Qtracer, CarePay and SwyMed.index

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.

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Corporate Procurement WB: Request EOI for the WB Blockchain for Traceability Project

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.

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FCV strategy consultations

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.

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Innovation, entrepreneurship, positive change. Join the farmer-led irrigation revolution.

Imagine that you are a small-scale rainfed agriculture farmer. You face significant JESS3_WBG_Project-FLI_Snack01challenges. 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.

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eC2:Implementation of Innovative and Efficient Bridge Technologies

Deadline: 22-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)untitled

Assignment Description:

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.

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eC2: Open Data portal for the open data initiative of the Government of Honduras

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 indexData 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.

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Call for Proposals for Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence

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.

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Formula E drives electric mobility innovation

untitledTo 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.

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Protecting Watersheds Through an Innovative Learning App

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.

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eC2: Multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge sharing on access solutions for innovative medicines

Deadline:  03-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The initial scope and purpose of the multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge sharing on access solutions for innovative medicines (henceforth, the Platform) will be to develop and share knowledge and tools for smarter decision making on access strategies for patented medicines for NCDs, through a collaborative approach. The Platform will leverage the pharmaceutical industry’s capacity for developing innovative access solutions and the World Banks role as a strategic long term partner for developing countries and its convening power, to create a reference policy and implementation framework and decision-making tools for maximizing reach of new treatments for populations that typically would not have access to patented medicines, ultimately driving uptake of voluntary access strategies in developing countries.

The Platforms work will be structured along four activities: Activity I: Catalog and evaluate existing medicines access programs. Activity II: Co-create new evidence for smarter decision making in the LMICs context, using a using modeling exercise in which “good practice” access strategies are developed for different types of medicines (hypothetical molecules) in different markets. Activity III: Develop a compendium of good practices for access strategies. Activity IV: Support dissemination and use of results

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