Rebuilding communities after disasters – four and a half lessons learned

The death toll from Cyclone Idai that ripped into Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi in IDAI Aftermath - A man fixes the roof of his house in Praia NovaMarch 2019 is now above 1,000, with damages estimated at $2 billion. In 2018, more than 10,000 people lost their lives in disasters (with $225 billion of economic losses). Approximately 79 percent of fatalities occurred in the Asia Pacific region, including the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island. In fact, 2017 and 2018 have been estimated as the most expensive back-to-back years for weather disasters, totaling $653 billion of losses.

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eC2: Mozambique Primary Health Care Strengthening Program – Procurement Audit of the Health Sector

Deadline: 23-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The World Bank seeks a firm to carry out an audit of the procurement and contract management on a sample basis. The audit will assess the procurement processes in the Ministry of Health of Mozambique and the Central Warehouse of Medicine and Health Supplies (CMAM) in order to determine whether economy efficiency and value for money are being achieved. The audit shall also recommend any measures to improve the effectiveness of procurement and contract management. The audit will cover the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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DRIVE co-finances the installation of water connections in northeastern Mozambique

Under the DRIVE scheme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) will co-finance theDRIVE-schenkingsarrangement-Mozambique-header.jpg construction of a water treatment plant, water pipelines, water reservoirs and pumping stations near Nacala in northeastern Mozambique together with the World Bank. The drinking water company FIPAG is responsible for implementing the project.

On 30 November 2018, the Mozambique Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources João Osvaldo Machatine and the Dutch deputy ambassador Michiel van der Pompe signed a DRIVE grant arrangement amounting to €21,605,000. The World Bank will contribute the same of amount of financing to the project, which will be completed in approximately three years.

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eC2: Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Training Services Portucel Mozfip. Training services for sustainable food and economic security for Local Communities. Season 2018/19

Deadline: 20-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)agriculture-youth

Assignment Description: Promotion of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension oriented to the food security and income generation of 5,000 households living in Portucel Investment Areas where the company is implementing the Community Development Plan and 3,000 households in the areas benefited by MozFIP in Zambezia. Districts of Ile, Namarroi, Mulevala and Alto Molocue. In the province of Manica 1500 households in the districts. Districts of Barue, Gondola, Sussundenga and Manica. The roll out of these activities, will be based on a network of technical assistance to farmers engaging with beneficiaries and households through a short group of lead farmers. This network will be used to distribute inputs, roll out trainings in agriculture, forestry and natural resource management and initiate trade and farming related income generation activities.

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eC2: Mozambique SLWRMP midline data collection

MOZAMBIQUEDeadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Survey Firm for Agriculture Household Listing, Plot Mapping and Baseline Data Collection Sustainable Land and Water Resource Management Project (SLWMRP) Mozambique.

The Mozambique Sustainable Land and Water Resource Management Project (SLWRMP), financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), aims to increase the resilience of communities towards the adverse impacts of climate change through the development of 56 small scale irrigation kits, covering either 5 or 10 ha, in the Southern province of Gaza. The Gaza province is one of the most adversely affected provinces in terms of climate change events with frequent occurrence of droughts in the northern parts and floods in the coastal areas of the province. The Project is being implemented in the four districts of Guija, Mabalane, Chicualacuala and Massengena. The data collection activities will feed into the rigorous evaluation of the project.

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eC2:Agriculture sector and crop value chains mapping and finance gap assessment in Mozambique and Malawi

Deadline: 21-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Objective: The IFCs FIG aims to reduce the agribusiness finance gap in emerging markets and achieve large-scale food-supply impact in Mozambique and Malawi, by providing financial institutions (FIs) with Investment and Advisory Services. FIG would like to hire a consulting firm to carry out a mapping exercise of the agricultural sector and some pre-selected crop value chains, aligned to the agricultural development policy and/ or strategy of each country. This will include a detailed analysis of the value chain actors and facilitators, the role and impact of FIs (banks, microfinance institutions, Savings and Credit Co-operatives) and an assessment of the existing and potential financial services delivery channels, especially agency banking and DFS, with respect to rural smallholder farmers.

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eC2: Upscaling Nature-Based Flood Protection in Mozambique’s coastal cities

waterDeadline: 05-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: 

The consultancy is expected to contribute to the upscaling of nature-based approaches for urban flood risk management in Mozambique. Specific objectives are to: (1) identify lessons learnt from a green infrastructure pilot project in Beira, as well as legal, regulatory, and institutional constraints and opportunities for mainstreaming nature-based solutions for urban risk management in Mozambique; and (2) identify various options for nature-based and hybrid solutions to manage urban flood risks in two Mozambican cities and assess their effectiveness, costs, and benefits. The two pilot cities that were selected for consideration are Quelimane in Zambezia Province and Nacala in Nampula Province.

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Addressing Climate Change: Why Forests Matter?

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  • Over 100 countries included actions related to land-use change and forests in their nationally determined contributions to fight climate change
  • The World Bank is supporting countries in their efforts to harness the potential of forests to reduce poverty, better integrate forests into their economies, and protect and strengthen the environmental role they play
  • Forest-focused initiatives in China, Mexico and Mozambique are showing positive results, but more is needed to accelerate climate action and deliver on the Paris Agreement

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eC2: Treasury and risk management support to electricidade de Mozambique

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

Objective: IFC is looking into supporting Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) to increase the efficiency of its operational processes. The objective of the Technical Assistance (“TA”) assignment(the Project) is to strengthen EdMs treasury and risk management functions and to build capacity and skills within EdM. The Project will be conducted onsite at the EdMs offices in Maputo, Mozambique.

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Flooded rivers: taking a bird’s eye view

Floodplains are attractive areas for development, with over 2 billion people living within the world’s 10 largest river basins. Yet, they are also at particular risk from overflowing rivers. Globally, river floods affect more than 21 million people. By 2030, due to climate change, population growth, and rapid urbanization, this number could rise to 54 million.

How can we enjoy the benefits these locations bring, without putting ourselves at unnecessary danger from floods?

While it is impossible to fully eliminate flood risk, actions can be taken to minimize the impact.

A proactive river basin-wide approach to flood risk management may be one of the solutions.

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