Deadline: 12-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Gender Deep Dive aims specifically to analyze gender gaps in access to government-recognized IDs in Nigeria and provide evidence-based advice to policy makers on how to address barriers that women may face in obtaining an ID. It is important to address this gender gap in women’s lack of access to IDs both because the ability to prove ones identity is a fundamental right, and because IDs are instrumental to accessing many other rights and services where proof of identity is required, such as financial services, ownership of mobile phones, health services, social protection, and claiming rights under the law.
Deadline: 31-Jan-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Lighting Africa is a joint World Bank/IFC program aimed at helping 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially rural, urban, and sub-urban consumers without electricity access to high-quality, safe, and reliable lighting products by the year 2030.
Launched in March 2015 and scheduled to end in April 2019, the Lighting Africa (Nigeria) Program has committed significant resources and worked closely with a range of key stakeholders to develop an off-grid energy market in Nigeria. The market is now in its early growth stage. As the program enters its final quarter, consumer education is focused on addressing the perception, knowledge and purchase barriers encountered by consumers. Accordingly, IFC is soliciting proposals from marketing communications firms to develop and implement a close-out above-the-line consumer education program that builds on previous efforts to drive rapid consumer uptake of quality verified solar lighting products.
Deadline: 23-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
A Risk Transfer Pilot Project is a project that develops and issues at least one distinct index-based insurance product for various crops for one or more clients in Nigeria. Risk Transfer Pilot Projects involve activities with the overall outcome being to provide customers with effective financial protection against defined weather and natural catastrophe risks that impinge upon their livelihoods. The capacity building component mainly involves putting in place internal structures and relevant teams within a private insurance company to develop and manage key index insurance product processes (hazard data collection, product design, evaluation, pricing, market analysis, value of insurance analysis, etc.). It also includes the delivery of general education and awareness-raising on the benefits of index insurance for mitigating climate risks and unlocking investment potential and income-generation for farmers. Continue reading
Deadline: 20-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The consultant will conduct facility surveys at primary health facilities and referral secondary hospitals using the methodology approved by the World Bank in the selected sample facilities. These surveys will be in approximately 3,300 randomly selected facilities in total, with a minimum of 90 facilities in each of the 36 states and the FCT. The survey instrument comprises 5 modules. The survey firm will work with World Bank Consultants and FMOH staff to review the survey instruments, training materials and field manual; program electronic devices for data collection; deploy trained enumerators and supervisors for field work using CAPI; provide supervision and oversight over data entry and ensure compliance with quality standards; produce full clean database of the survey information; and full report and presentation summarizing the results using an agreed outline.
When I was growing up in rural Nigeria in the ‘80s and ‘90s, agriculture was already a central part of my life. As a child, I gained farm experience working with my father, who was a veterinarian. My mother, a teacher, would send me off to school each day with the parting words, “Go out there and be the best amongst equals.” This is still the motto by which I try to live.
INYI, March 14, 2017 – In many parts of Africa, a series of laudatory appellations called praise songs are widely used to capture the essence of the person or object being praised. In the Inyi village community in Oduma, in Nigeria’s Enugu State, the Fadama project has earned its own praise song.
Inyi women gather in the village hall, dancing and chanting in unison: “Fadama – Ubiam eri mbombo ozo” orin English, “Fadama – poverty has run away, there is no more poverty.”
I love the TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” It gives a sympathetic view of geeks, where the nerdy guy gets the beautiful girl—I just wish it had been made when I was in high school. I was the geek, without the chic. At the mercy of the big, macho kids, who seemed to have gone through puberty years before I even knew what the word meant.
Deadline: 29-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective of the Assignment it to identify promising finance, agriculture and livestock insurance opportunities (including parametric insurance) at different stages of the value chains of 4-5 agricultural commodities in Nigeria.
The Assignment should:
(a) Identify and analyze the value chains
(b) Assess the nature of farmers and production methods
(c) Develop cash flow and financial profiles for value chain players
(d) Analyze the demand and supply of finance and index insurance,
(e) and identify any constraints that may have prevented/hindered the supply of adequate index insurance products