eC2: Supporting and Strengthening Women Miners Resilience During and After Covid-19 in Mali and Ghana: A systems approach to formalization and empowerment

Deadline:    03-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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New approaches to formalization are required to combat the double vulnerabilities facing ASM communities during COVID. The present TOR seeks to hire an experienced consortium of practitioners and researchers who can pilot a new capacity building model for formalization. The pilot will document effectiveness in training and research with behavior change. The purpose being that if successful results emerge from the pilot in Ghana and Mali, a scaled model could be applied in other ASM locales.GH – Ghana
ML – Mali

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eC2: Malishi – Ag Tech

Deadline:  27-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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Mali Shi is a new entrant in the global shea sector in Mali. Its founders opened the Bamako-headquartered company after gaining many years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector, where they are leading experts in the manufacture and distribution of batteries. IFC Mali Shi Advisory Project is designed to enhance Mali Shis operational efficiencies through the introduction of digital tools (Ag Tech), thereby improving smallholder farmers (SHFs) productivity and income. By the end of the project, we expect 10,000 SHFs to be engaged with AgTech solutions. Malishi, with IFC support, is seeking for a Consulting firm to help introduce IT based system to help Malishi to procure shea nuts and strengthen its relationships with local farmers, assist farmers in managing their farm, provide traceability, improve efficiency in onsite data collection including crop forecasting, and strengthen sustainability of the project.

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To achieve peace and prosperity in the Sahel needs long term international solidarity

I have recently traveled across the Sahel region from Mali to Burkina Faso to Niger and southern-mauritania-sahelfinally 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.

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eC2: Capacity building in support of weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger

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 pexels-photo-831890.jpegWarning 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.

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eC2: Detailed PV Integration Studies in Guinea

Deadline:  27-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

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

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Can a Nation Build its Future if it Cannot Feed its Children? Five Policy Actions to Transform Crop and Livestock Farming in Mali

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on December 9, 2016ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439.jpg
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

 

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Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

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:

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Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographics Project

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