This is What it’s All About: Boosting Renewable Energy in Africa

This story is part of a series that will run ahead of the third edition of the One Planet Renewable-energySummit which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 14, 2019. The Summit will bring together global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and civil society, to help accelerate and focus attention on climate investments in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The Summit will focus on promoting renewable energies, fostering resilience and adaptation and protecting biodiversity in Africa. Follow #OnePlanet for live updates and tune in live on March 14.

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Innovations in satellite measurements for development

Combinatorial innovation is driving innovation in satellite-based economic 1*RyJ8BUGJ-wjbiQzjUiOASwmeasurements at unprecedented resolution, frequency and scale. Increasing availability of satellite data and rapid advancements in machine learning methods are enabling a better understanding into the fundamental forces shaping economic development.

Why satellite data innovations matter

The desire of human beings to “think spatially” to understand how people and objects are organized in space has not changed much since Eratosthenes — the Greek astronomer best known as the “father of Geography” — first used the term “Geographika” around 250 BC. Centuries later, our understanding of economic geography is being propelled forward by new data and new capabilities to rapidly process, analyze and convert these vast data flows into meaningful and near real-time information

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eC2: Kenya Health Security Financing Assessment

Deadline: 25-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

This assignment is for a firm to conduct a health security financing assessment in Kenya. The purpose of the assessment is to support the national government develop financing strategies for prioritized national preparedness plans to strengthen financing systems that accelerate and sustain progress towards effective health security. The application of the tool promotes national policy dialogue around health security financing in both human and animal health and other relevant sectors and informs the development or refinement of health security financing strategies and instruments to improve International Health Regulations capacities.

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eC2: Consultancy to Support the Ministry of Health to develop the Kenya Health and Research Observatory Web Portal for Tracking and Analysis of Health Data

Deadline: 11-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The Consultancy firm will work closely with the MoH, WHO and World Bank focal point for the National Health Observatory in the development of the KHRO portal. The scope of work includes planning, documentation, development and installation of the KHRO web portal into the MoH data center, capacity building of the MOH team in the maintenance and management of the health observatory.

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eC2:GAFSP PrSW Kenya Impact Evaluation – Baseline

Deadline: 04-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Description: IFC is looking for an experienced evaluation firm to help conduct the baseline study of an impact evaluation of a project both IFC and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are investing in. The operations are in Kenya and is in the agribusiness sector.
The objective of the evaluation is to assess impact on beneficiary income, yields, and food security. The intended methodology is quasi experimental design.
IFC invites firms with strong background in impact evaluations to submit expression of interest. Experience with evaluations in the agribusiness sector in Africa required.

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eC2:Assessing impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets, and identifying adaptation and mitigation measures

climateDeadline: 24-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the consultancy services is to assess existing and projected impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets that are critical for the livelihoods of coastal communities, with specific focus on marine fisheries, and develop a coastal ecosystem and community risk management framework. The consultancy will comprise a desktop component complemented by targeted field-based work, and include data collection and analysis, both geographically and thematically.

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eC2: Kenya SME Road Construction Program

Rural Infra in CambodiaDeadline: 16-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to accelerate the development of Kenyan MSME road contractors to enable them to submit more qualified bids and win more contracts in public sector road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance. The Kenya SME Road Contractors project would like to scale up the business skills of MSMEs engaged in road construction activities, with the aim of increasing their opportunities in the sector.

The overall objective of the assignment is the delivery of a business management training Program which will target Kenyan road contractors registered with Kenya National Construction Authority (NCA) in the categories NCA3 NCA6 to enhance their business management skills and capabilities to strengthen the efficiency of their business operations. This will include training on practical bidding skills and project management.

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eC2: Efficiency of county health systems in Kenya

maternal-and-child-healthcare-shofco-dec18-4489Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct an in-depth analysis of county health systems to better understand the causes of (in) efficiencies in four selected case study counties and identify potential mechanisms to improve performance. The study is expected to take place between March to August 2018.

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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: 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.

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