eC2: Benefit Sharing in Hydropower

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

Social license to operate is a critical issue for renewable energy projects, particularly in the hydropower sector which can pose significant environmental and social impacts. Numerous cases in developing and developed countries demonstrated that stakeholder support for hydropower projects is often closely interwoven with the perceived balance of impacts and benefits to the host communities. Perceived absence of benefit sharing can cause objection to the development and lead to stagnation of projects and loss of social license to operate. The objective of the study is to highlight benefit sharing frameworks and document lessons from global experiences. This will help the private sector understand the different models of benefit sharing and how its implementation can support gaining social license to operate for hydropower projects.

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eC2: Decision Tree Initiative – Multidimensional Risk Management of Flood Protection Infrastructure & Irrigated Cropland Expansion

Deadline: 20-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The Government of Kenya (GoK) is partnering with the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank to develop and implement the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Program (KWSCRP). The detailed design for the LN irrigation scheme and flood dikes, will be completed for review by May 7, 2017, and construction contracts award expected in October -November 2017. The client is very interested in the climate change risk assessment and management for the flood protection infrastructure and irrigated cropland expansion as well as the resilience level of the integrated flood risk management system. The overall objective of the consultancy is to quantitatively assess the climate change risk vis-à-vis other risks unrelated to such change, followed by guidelines for a phased adaptation leading to increased resilience of the integrated Nzoia River Flood Program and irrigated expansion using the Decision Tree Framework.

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After Ebola, Liberia’s Health System on Path to Recovery

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  • More medical training and equipment mean Liberia’s medical services have improved since the 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 4,800 people in the country
  • As a result, triage and isolation facilities in a hospital in Sinoe county helped contain a meningococcal outbreak in May 2017
  • The World Bank is one of a number of donors focusing on building up Liberia’s capacity to respond to future pandemics

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As Natural Disasters Rise, Countries Call for Action on Resilient Crisis Recovery Planning

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  • Each year, natural disasters, compounded by climate change and conflict, cause more than $500 billion in losses
  • Yet governments, supported by the World Bank, increasingly understand that investing in disaster recovery enables them to “build back better”
  • The international community sees the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) as a call to action on recovery to make countries even more resilient to disasters

eC2: Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management in the Trishuli River Basin

Deadline: 19-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The Project aims to facilitate collaborative assessment, monitoring and management of cumulative impacts via the participatory development and implementation of a Trishuli Basin Co-Management Platform (TCMP). The TCMP would be led by a team comprising the IFC, private sector HPP developers and the Government of Nepal – in permanent consultation with potentially affected communities, CSOs, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders. The TCMP is expected to significantly enhance governance in the Trishuli Basin and make planning and development of future HPPs and associated infrastructure more sustainable, efficient and transparent. The TCMP will support the mitigation of potential cumulative environmental and social impacts resulting from multiple or successive developments.
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eC2:Professionalizing Private Water Operators through Business Development Services in Cambodia

Deadline: 05-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The general objective of the assignment is to design, market, deliver and monitor the delivery and results of business development services in order to improve operational performance of participating private water operators in both business management skills and technical skills. This Business Development Services program will be hosted by CWA in partnership with the MIH, specifically with the General Department of Potable Water Supply (GDPWS). Therefore, the consultant is expected to work closely with the CWA and in coordination with GDPWS of MIH in all aspects of the assignment.

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STUDY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KLOKOT PROTECTION ZONES PROJECT

Deadline:  18-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the Project is to support the development of measures for improved protection of the cross-border karstic aquifer of the Klokot water source, which is located in bordering area of the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Croatia.

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eC2: Basin-wide studies in the Jhelum-Poonch Basin, Pakistan for Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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