I have recently traveled across the Sahel region from Mali to Burkina Faso to Niger and finally to Mauritania where I addressed the Sahel Alliance General Assembly and the G5 Sahel Leaders’ Summit. During my travels, I met mothers, fathers, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and community groups. Before arriving in the Sahel, I was at the Munich Security Conference with diplomatic and military leaders.
Deadline: 04-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is one of the implementing partners of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative and through the CREWS initiative provides complementary technical assistance to the national hydrological and meteorological services of Mali and Niger in capacity building and institutional strengthening for national weather, water and climate services, early warning system. The World Bank is looking for a qualified consulting firm (incl. universities or similar institutions) to deliver technical assistance with this regard.
The overall objective of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the national hydro-meteorological services of Mali and Niger. More specifically, the consultancy has four main objectives: (a) Provide guidance for strengthening technical and human capacity of all relevant stakeholders in Mali and Niger; (b) Provide tailored short courses to strengthen the technical capacity of the technical experts of the national hydrometeorological services in Mali and Niger; (c) Provide guidance on the communication and awareness raising for effective weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger; and (d) provide guidance on investment planning and public-private services for effective weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger.
Deadline: 27-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Guinea has a potential variable solar resource according to the regions. Guinea is positioning itself to become a major producer of electricity by 2021, aiming for the export of a large part of its production to its neighbors Mali, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. In this perspective, it wants to study the possibility of integrating a large fleet of solar power plants on its network. This detailed study for the integration of solar projects in Guinea will be used to undertake the following main objectives:
Study of the capacity reserve for frequency regulation and realization of an economic Dispatch study. Update of the integration study. Diagnosis and Evaluation Investments for the Strengthening and Modernization of the Dispatch Center
Deadline: 25-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Elaboration of National Electrification Strategy (NES), National Electrification Plan (NEP) and Investment Prospectus (IP) for Chad, Mali and Mauritania
Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on December 9, 2016
- Mali has one of the highest rates of acute malnutrition in West Africa.
- With 40 million hectares of arable land, the largest irrigation capacity in the Sahelian region (560,000 hectares), and 300 days of sunshine a year, Mali should leverage the agricultural sector to roll back malnutrition and poverty.
- New agricultural development policies would prepare the country for the foreseeable impacts of climate change on livestock and crop productivity.
On June 11, the Board of Directors of the World Bank approved the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, involving a total of $121 million. These funds are split between Burkina Faso ($37 million), Mali ($37 million), Niger ($37 million), and ECOWAS ($10 million).
The goal of the project is to increase access to and use of harmonized community-level services for the prevention and treatment of malaria and selected neglected tropical diseases in targeted cross-borders areas in participating countries in the Sahel region.
These goals are to be achieved through the following three components:
The development objective of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project for Africa is to increase women and adolescent girls’ empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child, and maternal health services in selected areas of the participating countries, including the recipients territory, and to improve regional knowledge generation and sharing as well as regional capacity and coordination. Continue reading