|Immediately after the massive blast that rocked the port of Beirut on August 4, the World Bank Group (WBG) in cooperation with the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) launched a Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) to estimate the impact on the population, physical assets, infrastructure and service delivery. The Beirut RDNA uses ground data and cutting-edge remote tools and technology to assess (i) damages to physical assets, (ii) ensuing economic losses, and (iii) recovery and reconstruction needs.|
Ah, to be a scientist or a doctor. Then, you could walk the streets with your head held high! Maybe not so much, if you’re an advertising executive. This, according to a new IPSOS global poll that looks at how different professions are trusted in 23 countries.
Overall, the latest news on trust differs profoundly across constituencies, countries, and the globe; hence, it’s almost impossible to conjure up one narrative about trust. For instance – to say with certainty that trust is up, or down, or just remaining fairly consistent over time, does not allow for enough nuance related to gender, country, and socioeconomic variables. There is also evidence of dramatic differences between decision makers and the general public.
Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To conduct an exploratory study to test and find ideas and structures for a financial mechanism that can help channel pre-arranged funds directly to front line humanitarian organizations. The purpose is not a feasibility study providing legal or technical advice.
Deadline: 05-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC is partnering with a prominent microfinance institution (MFI) to develop and pilot a climate resilient housing microfinance product in the southern coastal regions of Bangladesh. The firm selected will support this effort through designing the architecture for and overseeing the construction of climate resilient housing renovations. The firm will be expected to: 1.Support the capacity development of the partner NGO to introduce the housing micro-finance product in the market. 2.Review various construction designs for the climate resilient low-cost housing for vulnerable communities and develop recommendations that can be piloted through micro finance. 3.Roll out pilot through the partner NGO overseeing the financial and engineering activities.
Deadline: 05-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to increase the capacity and knowledge of selected LGU/s in dealing with climate/disaster risks faced by local transport infrastructure and pilot an institutionalized coordination process with the national agencies to better inform local roads planning, using a learning-by-doing approach. The activity will revolve around three important areas: (a) high-resolution risk mapping based on existing hazard information; (b) a prioritization of corrective investments, including primarily those for roads improvement and flood management, based on life cycle approach; and (c) planning, design standards and asset management frameworks especially for local roads are reevaluated in light of future climate and natural hazard risks. The firm has to demonstrate experience working on previous assignments in the Philippines. Because of the capacity building component and learning by doing approach, international firms are encouraged to tap a local entity for this purpose such as a local firm, university, research/think tank group, NGO, or individual. The TA site is still to be agreed with government.
Deadline: 12-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Independent Anticorruption Capacity Development and Monitoring for the SPIH project
The preference will be given to local NGOs or consortiums of NGOs and non-for-profit organizations, but participation from other types of organizations is not limited.
Op 10 juni a.s. vindt er in Den Haag een evenement plaats ter voorbereiding van de World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, georganiseerd door RVO.nl in samenwerking met de Verenigde Naties (o.a. OCHA) en het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Doel van deze bijeenkomst is Nederlandse private partijen de kans te bieden om (innovatieve) ideeën, initiatieven en lopende activiteiten ten aanzien van rampen en crises te bespreken en mogelijke partners voor samenwerking te vinden.