Calling all innovators with sustainable cooling solutions!

IFC’s award-winning match-making program, TechEmerge, has launched its new unnamedSustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia) to drive innovation in climate-smart, energy-efficient cooling technologies, products, and services, where it’s needed most. Phase one focuses on Latin American cities, specifically those in Mexico and Colombia, and will match innovators from across the world with leading local companies and municipalities to pilot projects and build commercial partnerships. Click here to respond to our open call. Applications close September 18, 2020.

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Learn about the benefits of joining the Tech Emerge Sustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia), how to apply to our open call, our match-making process, market opportunities, pilot funding, and the valuable support participants receive from our panel of respected industry advisors. We have two timeslots designed to make it easy for you to participate, no matter where you are located.

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August 18, 2020
11:00 AM -12:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

August 19, 2020
9:00 PM -10:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

Calling all innovators with sustainable cooling solutions!

IFC’s award-winning match-making program, TechEmerge, has launched its new unnamedSustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia) to drive innovation in climate-smart, energy-efficient cooling technologies, products, and services, where it’s needed most. Phase one focuses on Latin American cities, specifically those in Mexico and Colombia, and will match innovators from across the world with leading local companies and municipalities to pilot projects and build commercial partnerships. Click here to respond to our open call. Applications close September 18, 2020.

APPLY NOW

Join the Webinar

Learn about the benefits of joining the Tech Emerge Sustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia), how to apply to our open call, our match-making process, market opportunities, pilot funding, and the valuable support participants receive from our panel of respected industry advisors. We have two timeslots designed to make it easy for you to participate, no matter where you are located.

unname

August 18, 2020
11:00 AM -12:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

August 19, 2020
9:00 PM -10:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

Calling all innovators with sustainable cooling solutions!

IFC’s award-winning match-making program, TechEmerge, has launched its new unnamedSustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia) to drive innovation in climate-smart, energy-efficient cooling technologies, products, and services, where it’s needed most. Phase one focuses on Latin American cities, specifically those in Mexico and Colombia, and will match innovators from across the world with leading local companies and municipalities to pilot projects and build commercial partnerships. Click here to respond to our open call. Applications close September 18, 2020.

APPLY NOW

Join the Webinar

Learn about the benefits of joining the Tech Emerge Sustainable Cooling program in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia), how to apply to our open call, our match-making process, market opportunities, pilot funding, and the valuable support participants receive from our panel of respected industry advisors. We have two timeslots designed to make it easy for you to participate, no matter where you are located.

unname

August 18, 2020
11:00 AM -12:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

August 19, 2020
9:00 PM -10:30 PM EST
Virtual – Webex

IFC TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling in Latin American Cities program

We are very pleased to inform you that today we launched an International Call for logo_ifcInnovation under the IFC TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling in Latin American Cities program.

Companies interested in joining the TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling program can apply from now until September 18, 2020.

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eC2: Legal COVID-19 PPP Rapid Assessment – Asia, Latin America and Caribbean

Deadline: 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) CoronaVirusHeader-Final-3-1536x647

To inform the Bank in the dialogue and support to governments with critical strategic short-term advice on the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, IPG and PPIAF are establishing this Rapid Response Program. The Program will help provide international best practice insights in the Banks dialogue with client countries regarding options for planning for the medium to long-term impacts on PPP portfolios and ensuring they have access to the latest information and advice on relevant topics.

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It’s time to start solving Latin America’s migration crisis with creative housing solutions

The world’s largest migration crisis today may no longer be in the Middle East or Africa, ninha_-_by_greta_granados_de_orbegoso_world_bank_herobut in Latin America , where 4.8 million people have already fled Venezuela’s political and economic crisis to seek better lives, mainly in Colombia; but also in Peru, Chile, the U.S., and even Spain.

Surveys have indicated that over half of Venezuela’s young professionals wish to leave, and departures could reach 20% of the total population by the end of 2020. Yet, this crisis remains alarmingly underfunded by the international community, which is spending a mere $300 per capita to help Venezuelans compared to $5,000 per Syrian refugee. To be sure, these Venezuelan migrants are not fleeing armed conflict, but they are facing deadly living conditions.

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Understanding the new rurality in Latin America: how can we respond to it in the water sector?

As development practitioners, a common mistake we may fall into is devising well-19671269380_d45f377096_ointentioned solutions based on an “outdated” understanding of the country or sectoral context.

In the previous blog, we discussed the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector challenges which are persistently looming over rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  In this piece, we continue to sketch the “new rurality” by considering new trends and developments witnessed which are altering the rural landscape—and which may require new or revised sector reforms to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6.

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Understanding the “new rurality” in Latin America and what it means to the water and sanitation sector

Despite the urbanization trends seen in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC), it seems 23845439171_fb7b1102e1_othat the rural population in LAC is decreasing in relative terms. In 2001, official figures indicated that 125 million people in LAC resided in rural areas representing 24% of the total LAC population. In 2013, this value decreased to 21% (130 million out of a total population of 609 million inhabitants), and it is estimated that by 2030, the rural population will decrease to represent 16.5% of the total (CEPAL, 2014).

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eC2: Implementation of Dairy Training Program

Deadline: 04-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Support to increase productivity and incorporate better management practices through indexthe establishment of an action plan that evaluates the potential of its dairy suppliers where the following market failures exist: i) low productivity and unstable supply of high-quality milk; ii) environmental impacts of dairy production, and iii) limited access to finance hindering adoption of climate-smart-technologies and practices. Within the Clients supply chain, IFC completed assessments for 6 cooperative suppliers related to productivity and food safety practices as well as a diagnostic on managerial/financial skills. The findings have served as a base to structure a four-year project.

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Sneak Peek: a new observatory for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Three years into the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, the Latin America and imagen_060-webCaribbean (LAC) region is “on track to achieve universal access by 2030,” according to the 2018 UN SDG6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation.

However, important challenges remain to reach SDG6 in LAC. Safe water and sanitation coverage levels are currently below the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets of achieving improved coverage levels. The statistical (coverage) or administrative information that LAC countries currently access fails to capture the new attributes of the SDGs, especially relating to the quality of services, wastewater treatment, and the adoption of hygiene practices, including hand washing. Moreover, the institutional arrangements along with diminishing sector investments cannot be adequately programmed with the type of information currently available.

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