Opening the gateway between the Dutch water sector and West African countries

On 29 June 2020, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the World Bank signed a Senegal-Tremeau-WACAProgram-900x450Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support West Africa’s efforts to build coastal resilience. Developed under the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program, this marks an important step towards making Dutch expertise in coastal and flood management available to West African countries. Bianca Nijhof, Managing Director at NWP, and Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa at the World Bank, sealed the agreement and highlighted how effective coastal management and nature-based climate solutions are at the nexus of economic development and poverty reduction.

eC2:Building Resilience to Natural Disaster and Climate Events in the Road Sector

Deadline: 14-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Considering this and future growth outlook in traffic volumes, it will be crucial to include in upgrading of the section the proper resilience measures in the design. Vulnerability assessment will make certain that the design of the road section incorporates disaster-proven standards to ensure proper drainage and resilience to heavy rainfall, flooding, and landslides as well as other hazards. Hence, the proposed component will include (i) carrying out of an assessment to identify the vulnerable points of the pilot road section to extreme weather conditions; (ii) verification and recommendation of amendments to the existing design to integrate resilience measures before completion of the works; and (iii) development of an instrument for DRM control and monitoring for the section, which could be later extended to other major corridors.

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TechEmerge Resilience India

Although India has made remarkable progress in saving lives through proactive disaster preparedness and risk reduction, the country is also looking at building greater resilience of its communities and infrastructure to extreme events.

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Through consultations with interested government partners, five thematic key challenges have been identified. We are looking for disruptive technology solutions in the following areas:

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eC2: Disaster Risk and Resilience Analysis in Watersheds in Lao PDR

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

Assignment objective: Disaster risks need to be understood and mapped in more detail in specific watersheds within large interconnected production and conservation forest landscapes, inhabited by thousands of communities, to be able to better develop, target and converge investments from a number of sectors and stakeholders.

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eC2: Strengthening Resilience in Road Transport Infrastructure in Indonesia

Deadline: 18-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The main objective of this activity, financed by the mentioned grant, is guiding the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) towards achieving long-term climate-resilient road and bridge infrastructure in Indonesia. The key actions that will help to achieve this goal are to: (i) review selected road and bridge existing manuals and guidelines on, among others, disaster risk management and slope protection, stabilization, and erosion; (ii) advice and provide technical inputs to enhance such documents; (iii) develop a set of communication materials to raise awareness of good practice; and (iv) provide technical assistance to DGH to increase their capacity.

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eC2: Assessment and pre-feasibility study of green infrastructure solutions and disaster evacuation planning and design to mitigate flood risk and strengthen resilience

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

This consultancy has two main objectives: (i) elaborate green infrastructure solutions to mitigate the impact of flooding in precarious urban neighborhoods; and (ii) develop disaster evacuation planning and design strategies based on access to on-site refuges and evacuation routes to protected sites to improve the resilience of populations. The overall objective of the technical assistance is to strengthen urban resilience in Antananarivo through targeted analytical interventions in urban planning and disaster risk management that will be leveraged through the ongoing investment operation. The main beneficiaries from the planned activities are the 650,000 poorest and most flood-prone inhabitants of Antananarivo living in high risk areas, that are targeted in the PRODUIR project. Institutional beneficiaries include the Ministry of Land Planning and Public Works (MAHTP), National DRM Agencies (BNGRC and CPGU), and Municipal Authorities (CUA).

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eC2: Developing the 2.0 version of the Climate Resilience Planning for Roads tool (CRP4R) in Haiti

Deadline: 01-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is now seeking a consulting firm to build upon CRP4R tool, develop the

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version 2.0 and tailor it to the context in Haiti for the implementation of Project P163490. The new tool should also contemplate how to incorporate into the prioritization exercise feeder road segments chosen through Local Mobility Plans (LMPs) in the area of influence of the Project. This new feature of the model, using two different layers of choice, will necessitate several iterations with the Team.

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Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters

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  • As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.
  • A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.
  • The CURE Framework marks an important milestone in the partnership between the World Bank and UNESCO on culture, urban development, and resilience.

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eC2: Understanding urban flood risk in Jujuy, Argentina

Deadline: 31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is seeking consultant services to analyze urban flood risk in the city ofpexels-photo-831890.jpeg San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, as part of the World Bank’s City Resilience Program. Specifically, the consultancy will focus in the Chijra River. The expected tasks include:
1. Diagnosis of current situation including compiling, preparing, complementing and / or updating existing information.
2. Develop a Digital Terrain Model for the whole basin using the existing information.
3. Analysis of hydrological aspects; mainly the review of the studies available within the basin and close to it, considering the historical values and the climatic tendencies indicated in the recent history.
4. Construction of a 1D hydrodynamic model for the area based on the MDT.
5. Evaluate the possibility of calibration of the models with background information.
6. Prepare the base cartography of the area based on the available information.
7. Define the design events for the exploitation of the hydrodynamic model.
8. Draw the flood lines for the different scenarios.
9. Analyze sediment transport at basin level.
10. Identify erosion / sedimentation zones.
11. Identify existing infrastructures that affect natural runoff.
12. Identify population and infrastructure exposed to risk.
13. Identify mitigation works for both floods and erosion / sedimentation phenomena.

The assignment and all deliverables will be in Spanish.

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