eC2: Learning from and Operationalizing The Japanese Experience In Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management

Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Objective:  Assignment to develop a series of Knowledge Notes on integrated urban flood risk management, including technical and implementation, institutional and financial aspects, based on the Japanese experience, case studies, and examples. Notes will include:

  1. Key technical elements of solutions employed in Japan
  2. Key process elements of the decision-making and prioritization steps
  3. Key political economy elements of the narrative

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How do city leaders get things done? Learning from mayors in Japan

pic1_1The task of mayors and city leaders is no longer limited to providing efficient urban services to their citizens. Job creation is at the forefront of the economic development challenge globally.

Cities need jobs and opportunities for their citizens and the means to generate tax revenues to fund projects that meet their populations’ growing demand for basic services. The WBG flagship report on Competitive Cities outlines how creating jobs in urban areas – urgently but also at scale– is essential.

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eC2: TDLC Asia Smart City Conference – World Bank Day Event Management

Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) program is a partnership of Japan and the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (SURR) of the World Bank. TDLC is seeking to contract with a firm to support organization of our knowledge networking and outreach activity for the Asia Smart City Conference World Bank Day. The Consultant will support the delivery of the International Conference schedule for 11/17/2016, including planning and preparation, conference organization, and preparation of minutes. The Consultant will provide delivery of the conference service, starting from the preparation phase, during the implementation and through the follow-up phase.

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eC2:East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Comparative Study of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety and Disaster Resilience

Deadline: 18-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HYDRO

The WBG is currently carrying out a Global Comparative Study of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety (P156243). The aim is to better understand the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks to manage and assure safety of communities downstream of dams in various global country contexts. A Global Coordinating Consultant has been appointed under the parent project and is facilitating the compilation of the global case studies based on a pro forma template.

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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:Case Studies and Technical Guides for Resilient Infrastructure PPPs

Deadline: 07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs

The Project consists of two components: Knowledge Development and Knowledge Exchange & Dissemination. The first component will study the evolution of disaster resilient PPP projects and the contractual and procurement structure that has impacted on private investment. The second component will consist of workshops where lessons learned will be discussed and shared among stakeholders. The final Technical Guides will be produced combining the case studies and the outcome of the workshops, disseminated through several channels to feed into PPP project preparation and standardization of PPP documents.

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City Partnership Program (CPP) Launched to Foster “Best Practice” Approaches to Urban Development

Tokyo, March 23, 2016 – Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), partnership project of Japan and the World Bank Group, launched City Partnership Program (CPP) which aims to accelerate the urban development in developing countries by utilizing Japanese expertise on 6 key thematic areas: urban planning, urban service provision, urban management, social development, disaster risk management, and municipal finance.

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