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.
Continue reading

eC2: Decision Tree Initiative – Multidimensional Risk Management of Flood Protection Infrastructure & Irrigated Cropland Expansion

Deadline: 20-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The Government of Kenya (GoK) is partnering with the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank to develop and implement the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Program (KWSCRP). The detailed design for the LN irrigation scheme and flood dikes, will be completed for review by May 7, 2017, and construction contracts award expected in October -November 2017. The client is very interested in the climate change risk assessment and management for the flood protection infrastructure and irrigated cropland expansion as well as the resilience level of the integrated flood risk management system. The overall objective of the consultancy is to quantitatively assess the climate change risk vis-à-vis other risks unrelated to such change, followed by guidelines for a phased adaptation leading to increased resilience of the integrated Nzoia River Flood Program and irrigated expansion using the Decision Tree Framework.

Continue reading

How Citizens Are Shaping Budget Priorities in a Kenyan County

Milka Losia knew it was the river’s fault that her brother died. The culprit was the dirty kenya-PB-story-main-780x439 brown water they had no choice but to drink.

‘Our village needs a hospital, people are dying,” said Benson Naitalima, a farmer.

Of course hospitals are important, Milka thought. But if it wasn’t for the dirty river water, they wouldn’t have needed a hospital in the first place. People like her brother would be alive and, Milka wouldn’t be caring for his orphaned children.

Continue reading

eC2:CGAP Digital credit for inputs farmers in Kenya

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

Farmers in Africa have limited access to afforgil-improving-social-networks-for-ugandan-farmers-dable finance, especially before the planting season when cash flow is low but need for farming inputs is high. In Kenya, agriculture is one of the most underfinanced sectors of the economy. CGAP aims to lower the risk and cost for financial institutions and input suppliers to meet this unmet demand. We wish to test a digital financial solution that links smallholder farmers to inputs and credit in Kenya. The solution should help smallholder farmers save as well as securely borrow toward the purchase of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, seeds.
CGAP will procure technical services to structure and test this digital financial solution and identify relevant lessons to be shared widely in an open access format. We expect this pilot to give us key learnings on creating mobile wallets that help farmers access credit for inputs and assists them in reaching their goals, thereby creating a high value proposition solution for Kenyan farmers.

Continue reading

eC2: Feasibility study for dredging options at Lake Victoria ports under varying lake levels

Deadline: 24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of the assignment is to identify the most economic, climate resilientd8423-lake-toba2bview and environmentally sustainable dredging levels for key ports and shipping routes on Lake Victoria. Improving transportation on Lake Victoria is key to strengthening the Tanzanian Central Corridor, and is a priority for the Governments of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake plays a pivotal role in connecting land-locked countries (DRC, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) via its shipping and railway network and is a key part of the intermodal supply chains along the Northern and Central corridor linking to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports. However, in recent years port infrastructure and consequently maritime operations on Lake Victoria have declined significantly.
Continue reading

eC2: Kenya PPP Support Program: Preparation for Manual and PPP Pipeline Screening

Deadline: 23-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

Preparation of Governance and Operational ManualPPPs

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the GoK to prepare a governance and operating manual for the PFF. The core governance structure of the Fund and the scope of work as stated in the terms of reference, among other things, will define the services and deliverables of the consultant firm.

PPP Pipeline Screening

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the GoK to screen a pipeline of potential, viable PPP projects, and deliver a series of concept notes/ material for 10 of the most promising projects.

Continue reading

eC2: Preparation of a Kenya Electricity Sector Investment Prospectus for 2017-2020

Deadline: 16-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in Kenya is mandated to develop and promote esmapenergy technologies in the country. The mission of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is to facilitate provision of clean, sustainable, affordable, competitive, reliable and secure energy services for national development while protecting the environment. The Ministry’s vision is to promote equitable access to quality energy services at least cost while protecting the environment.

The overall objective of this consultancy is to facilitate the development and publication of Kenya’s electricity sector investment plan for the period 2017-2020, to meet the stated goals and objectives on energy provision, as well as adhere to international best practice.

Continue reading

eC2: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO INCREASE CLIMATE RESILIENCE OF KENYAS NATIONAL ROAD NETWORK

Deadline: 06-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The activity aims to enhance climate resilience of the Kenya’s national road networkpicathrough:

  • Conducting vulnerability assessment of priority national road corridors;
  • Development of Guidelines for the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment;
  • Development of Guidelines for Climate Resilience Audit of road engineering designs;
  • Pilot climate resilience audit of a road engineering design.

The duration of the assignment is about 6 months.

Continue reading

eC2:Market Test of Clean Cookstoves in Turkana County

Deadline: 27-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)cookstoves

The objective of this assignment is to carry out a field-based Market Test of Clean Cookstoves in Turkana County to gather information on the efficiency and fuel savings; consumer preferences; and durability under actual use of a set of 5 to 6 short-listed stoves. The results will help understand (a) the value proposition stove models present to households, including the price consumers are prepared to pay as indication of stove desirability and (b) durability and performance of shortlisted stoves in actual use.

Continue reading

KENYA’S TEA FARMERS TASTE THE BENEFITS OF HYDROPOWER

Kenya’s tropical climate and volcanic red soil make it an ideal place to cultivate tea. That’s why, for over a century, tea has been a major cash crop and the leading foreign exchange earner for the country.impact_6dcdsexp_logo1

Investments in new technology can’t make Kenyan tea any tastier, but they can help boost production and farmers’ earnings—and these are the goals of a recent IFC investment to finance small hydropower plants along rivers close to growing areas.

Continue reading