The proposed activity is to provide the analytical underpinning to inform the design and implementation of household solar off-grid electrification, productive uses of energy and electrification of public facilities in rural areas, including research on the most vulnerable segments of the population (poorest of the poor, women, refugees and host communities). It will also inform the development of an enabling environment for the uptake of studied technologies.
Deadline: 18-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Niger is experiencing a very strong demographic growth that’s translates into an ever-increasing pressure on the surrounding natural environment. Due to a dual climate and population pressure, the cooking fuel sector has been subject to rapid changes that have been further accelerating since 2015, date when the Programme National des Energies Domestique (PNED) was adopted but not implemented for lack of funds. The World Bank is working in the power sector in access to electricity through the NESAP project and is exploring the feasibility and desirability of integrating Clean and Efficient Cooking aspects in the future. The activity will provide information and analysis to the Bank and Government of Niger and will be structured around two main components: A) market characterization and B) identification of innovative business models to scale up Efficient and Clean Cooking (ECC) solutions and capacity building of stakeholders.
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.
Every day, 41,000 girls marry before they are 18 years old. That’s 15 million girls every year. While child marriage can happen to both boys and girls, in most places around the world, the practice mostly affects girls.
Girls like Nafissa* (not her real name), from Niger.
“I stopped (going to) school in order to marry,” says the young teen, “It was because of people’s mentality and their prejudices. I was married during a school break and, before I could return, I became pregnant. After that, I never returned.”
Deadline: 10-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is seeking to hire an experienced and qualified social marketing organization to (i) deliver chlorine inputs to about 150 selected rural villages in Dosso (22), Maradi (69), Zinder (41), Tillabéri (31) and Tahoua (35); (ii) adapt and implement behavioral supports for water treatment/ chlorine use designed in collaboration with the World Bank (iii); deliver training around sanitation behaviors in a sub-set of the villages where the intervention will be implemented. The intervention will take place in approximately 150 villages in and is expected to start in June 2017, at the end of the Ramadan. The assignment will be part of a WASH pilot intervention to augment the World Bank Niger Safety Nets project.
Deadline: 31-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
More especially, the study is expected to help: (i) update the business model and review proposed PPP options for sludge collection and treatment; (ii) strengthen the capacity of the city of Niamey as granting authority and as regulator for sludge management; (iii) strengthen the capacity of the local private sector to participate in the sludge management business and to provide services according to the improved regulatory and management framework; and (iv) public relations and communications program to consumers and stakeholders to support the strategy.
The consultant will work in close collaboration with all actors involved in the fecal sludge management for the city of Niamey. The consultant will be available to the multi-sectoral steering committee organized for the purpose of this activity to advice the group.
Deadline: 04-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is seeking a firm to prepare and undertake baseline data collection for a long-term impact evaluation survey in Niger. The survey is a large-scale and complex survey. The sample will include approximately 3,500 households. The instruments will include a household survey that will be provided by the World Bank team and will include anthropometrics measurement of children under 5 years of age and water quality testing.
Baseline data is expected to be collected in approximately 150 villages in Dosso, Maradi, Zinder, Tillaberi and Tahoua. The data collection is expected to take place in late February/ early March 2017.
Deadline: 13-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment output is expected to inform the Government of Niger, NIGELEC and the World Bank for the design of a World Bank-financed project component that aims to hybridize with PV and expand access to electricity in some of the existing micro-grids (centres isolés) operated by NIGELEC in throughout Niger.
The selected consultant firm will conduct a phased feasibility study of the potential options for hybridization and expanding access to electricity (households, businesses, etc.) of these mini-grids. Options for hybridization may include PV and options for storage capacity during night hours (batteries or diesel). After a first screening of the potential of the mini-grids to be hybridized and agreed technology option, the Consultant will conduct the feasibility studies (including demand assessments) of the selected mini-grids.
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