World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021: Resilient Recovery for People and Planet

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event hosted by the World Bank Group Screenshot_2021-05-27 World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021 Resilient Recovery for People and Planet(WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most pressing topics facing our generation. The WBG Youth Summit is an affiliate of the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) network, the largest volunteer organization at the WBG, which aims to inspire and empower youth within and outside the institution.  The primary goals of the Youth Summit are to: 

  • Empower youth to explore innovative ideas to tackle development challenges​
  • Provide youth with the tools to build and engage in impactful projects​
  • Promote dialogue between youth, the WBG, and other key stakeholders globally

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Transitions at the Heart of the Climate Challenge

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank Group is increasing its financing to help countries address the pandemic and climate change, because a sustainable future depends on the decisions countries make today.
  • To clean up energy systems, it will be important to drive action on multiple fronts including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and a just transition from coal.
  • To tackle food insecurity and protect forests, climate-smart agriculture and nature-based solutions will need to be scaled up.

Imagine a world where farms grow nutritious food and raise healthy livestock without harming the environment. Where every village, town and city are powered by clean energy and cities have safe, affordable, and non-polluting transit systems. Where people have jobs that drive the sustainable growth story of the future. This world is within our reach, but only if we confront the challenges we face today.

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Empowering local people to engineer their own futures: a new infrastructure planning approach

Climate change is challenging our status quo as the frequency of extreme weather events 1140x500-ninos-corriendokeeps increasing. Water scarcity could cost some regions up to 6% of GDP and floods could force hundreds of millions of people from their homes by 2050. At the same time, we’re facing a $15 trillion infrastructure finance gap.

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eC2: Consultancy: Implementation of Public-Private Water Efficiency Initiatives in the South African Agri-Processing Sector

Deadline:  16-Nov-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

Water scarcity, greater water demand and changing water supplies due to climate change are severely affecting large parts of Southern Africa, including South Africa, posing a significant risk to the region. In 2019, IFC and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), launched the Agri-Processing Resource Efficiency (APRE) programme to address this challenge. The programme aims to assist the agri-processing sector in South Africa to improve sustainability and competitiveness, emphasising reductions in water use, along with related reductions in energy and fuel. The objective of this assignment is to continue the development and implementation of the APRE policy and regulatory work with local authorities and user groups in the three localities. The consultant will be required to manage partnerships with key stakeholders related to the promotion of water-use efficiency measures with a public-private sector focus.

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Support to the Development of Lao PDR’s PPP Framework and Management of Unsolicited Proposals and Fiscal Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

Deadline:  25-Jun-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has established a policy direction for poverty alleviation and graduation from the list of Least Developed Countries. To achieve this goal, GOL will need to continue to expand and improve infrastructure to support social and economic development and prepare a strong basis for industrialization and modernization. To help mobilize private sector investment and commercial lending GOL has revised its Investment Promotion Law and recently approved a PPP Decree as a secondary law to supplement the Investment Promotion Law. However, further actions will be needed to strengthen the enabling environment for PPPs in Lao PDR. Therefore, GOL has requested support from the World Bank to help strengthen the PPP enabling environment and support capacity building across the PPP lifecycle, including support on managing Unsolicited Proposals and PPP related Fiscal Commitments and Contingent Liabilities.

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eC2: Consultancy Services to Prepare a Business Plan and Financial Model for the Kenyan Geothermal Development Corporation

Deadline: 16-Jun-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

FC is looking to hire an international technical consultant (the Consultant) specialized in logistics hub development and operations, to provide technical support during due diligence, transaction structuring and tender process implementation. This support relates to all technical, economic and E&S aspects of the Project, including technical and economic due diligence, E&S scoping study, assessment of the viability of the Project, recommendations on the Project scope definition, development of the Project technical design specifications, technical inputs for the tender documents and throughout the bid process, support in local and international consultations and marketing efforts relating to the Project.

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eC2: Technical Consultant – Scaling Wind PPP

Deadline:  19-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFC Advisory is looking to appoint an international firm as a technical consultant to replicate the Scaling Solar model through a new Scaling Wind product which further simplifies the technical requirements while still ensuring the highest quality of the resulting windfarms. IFC Advisory is seeking a Consultant (or consortium of Consultants) to adapt the technical requirements of the Scaling Solar documentation for wind. A parallel assignment is underway to modify the legal documents and it is expected that the present technical work will intersect with that effort.

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eC2: Consultant for a Review of Operations of a Donor Funded PPP Program in ECA

Deadline: 25-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

IFCs Transaction Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is a donor-funded program, which provides technical assistance and advisory services to public-sector clients in countries in the ECA region, aiming to:
contribute to poverty alleviation, economic growth, and environmental improvement through PPP;

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eC2: Legal COVID-19 PPP Rapid Assessment – Africa, Europe, Middle East

Deadline: 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) CoronaVirusHeader-Final-3-1536x647

To inform the Bank in the dialogue and support to governments with critical strategic short-term advice on the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, IPG and PPIAF are establishing this Rapid Response Program. The Program will help provide international best practice insights in the Banks dialogue with client countries regarding options for planning for the medium to long-term impacts on PPP portfolios and ensuring they have access to the latest information and advice on relevant topics.

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