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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Connecting Climate Change and Health for Better Development

Climate change is already having real, measurable impacts on human health, and those 1525609725_52c22eae3d_zimpacts are expected to grow. Low- and middle-income countries are seeing the worst effects as they are most vulnerable to climate shifts and least able to adapt given weak health systems and poor infrastructure. The good news is that the cumulative impacts of climate change on health have been extensively discussed for decades and understanding is growing.

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eC2:Senior Land Use Planning Specialist consultant

Deadline: 30-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

The World Bank is seeking an experienced senior Land Use Planning Specialist consultant (LUPS), who would be based in Maputo (ideally for 100% of his/ her time) to provide technical support and advice on the following:
a) Design and implmentation of the World Bank program of technical assistance on land use planning (LAUREL), intended to support integrated decision making for landscape management across sectors and levels of government
b)  Design and implmentation of  Mozambique’s National Territorial Development Plan (PNDT in the Portuguese acronym)
The contract would have an initial duration 150 days, with the possibility of extension, subject to performance and funding.

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eC2: ENHANCING WOMENS MARKET ACCESS IN AGRIBUSINESS IN MOZAMBIQUE

Deadline: 30-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)gil-improving-social-networks-for-ugandan-farmers-

Agriculture is the major source of income for rural households in Mozambique (province of Tete). Market orientation however is strikingly low especially for women with most of the farmers specializing in staple or subsistence crops. The World Bank invites interested parties to submit expressions of interest for implementation of an intervention that will provide women farmers with (i) agricultural extension training, and (ii) noncognitive/behavioural skills training. Continue reading

eC2:Mozambique Agricultural Aggregator Pilot

Deadline:  03-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

This pilot will engage a program manager to (a) select around 8 existing agricultural aggregator schemes in Mozambique and support them with subsidies to incorporate around 4,800 additional out-growers (in total);and (b) design and implement a rigorous cost-benefit evaluation of the financial and economic sustainability of the schemes and of their impact on job creation and farmer incomes, over a 30 month period. The program manager will work in close cooperation with a supervisory committee of World Bank Group staff and technical experts, who will sign off on the choice of aggregators, the amount of incremental subsidy per new out-grower incorporated; and on the evaluation methodology.

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eC2:Smallholder farmer training

Deadline: 29-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)rwandan farmers

Provide training to smallholder farmers living in Ile District, Zambezia Province on fire control and management (for 6,500 farmers) and conservation agriculture (for a subset of 2,500 farmers). Provide planting seed and disease resistant cassava stalks to 2,500 farmers.

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eConsultant2: Qualitative Research in urban water

Deadline: 01-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Equity Analysis of Piped Water Delivery in Urban Mozambique (P156563) study have waterthe following objectives:
i. Identify the urban poor, their level of and trends in access to improved water supply services, and conditions of access to services.
ii. Undertake a thorough review of access constraints to water supply by the poor.
iii. Model the investment requirements for rehabilitation and expansion of water supply services, and impacts on operational and maintenance costs.
iv. Based on (i), (ii), and (iii), understand potential mechanisms to address access constraints to inform policy, regulation, and utilities action plan to secure access to improved water by the poor.

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eConsultant2: Preparation of a National Electrification Strategy and Plan for Mozambique

Deadline: 08-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of Mozambique has asked for Bank support to assist them in defining India Energyand implementing a National Electrification Strategy that enshrines the sustainable development of the energy sector. The consultant is intended to provide analysis and policy advice tailored to the specific needs of Mozambiques energy sector. The work is expected to describe the current institutional and operation model, identify its strengths and weaknesses and generate solid sector diagnostics and identify practicable action plans to consolidate and operationalize reforms and ultimately help achieving the fast while sustainable electricity access for the Mozambican people.

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