eC2: Strengthening Natural Hazard Resilience in Yemen’s Major Cities

Deadline: 14-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank will carry out a multi-hazard assessment in Sanaa, Aden and 2286002741_fdde7127e5_bHodeidah. These cities are exposed to hazards such as coastal and urban floods, seismic activity, tsunamis, volcanoes and water scarcity.
The consultancy will develop hazard maps, assessing individual hazards and their interdependence. The assessment will provide spatial insight into the hazards footprints in the form of fully licensed, GIS compatible datasets. It will gauge the exposure of each of the cities to hazard risks, considering their location, attributes, and when possible vulnerabilities and the value of their assets.

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eC2: Institutional and Policy Gap Analysis and Recommended Measures for Climate Resilient Coastal Zone Management in West Africa

Deadline: 06-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed study aims to develop an improved understanding of the climate changewater risks in the coastal areas in the select countries in West Africa (Benin, Côte dIvoire, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo), and determine institutional and policy gaps at national and sub-national levels related to integration of climate change risks, and to articulate suitable recommendations to fill these gaps. The consultancy will be within the scope of the West Africa Coastal Areas Program (WACA, http://www.worldbank.org/waca) and will support the preparation of a multi-countries project financing proposals to the Green Climate Fund.

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One Year Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership

Water touches nearly every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supportspexels-photo-831890.jpeg healthy ecosystems and is fundamental for life. However, this critical resource can harm as well as help. Water-related hazards such as floods, storms, and droughts are responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters.  Climate change is expected to increase this risk and place even greater stress on scarce water supplies.

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eC2: Conducting a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment in the City of Yangon, Myanmar

Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

In close collaboration with the Yangon City Development Committee, and consistent withYangon0210 the policy objectives of Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, the objective of the consultancy is to undertake a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment (BRCA) that contributes to a comprehensive resilience strategy for Yangon. The BRCA will follow the World Bank’s Building Regulation for Resilience Program’s methodology.

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eC2: Pre-Feasibility Study for Affordable and Resilient Settlement Development and Upgrading in Vanuatu

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

The long-term vision of the Government of Vanuatu is to provide potable water, sanitation, roads, drainage, and electricity to low- and middle-income households in wpid-photo-04092013-1229-pmselected settlements. Services must conform to appropriate standards, but also be affordable. Infrastructure development must allow for population growth, be resilient to natural hazards, climate change effects (e.g. increased rainfall and sea level rise), and environmental impacts (e.g. soil erosion, concentration of flow, and waste contamination).

This selection is for Consulting services for a firm to carry out and prepare:
Engineering pre-feasibility studies and concept designs for development platforms and infrastructure services at five existing settlement sites and one greenfield site for low-middle income, mixed-use residential development in Greater Port Vila, Vanuatu; and
Preliminary cost estimates for downstream: physical investigations, environmental/social safeguards, design, construction, and supervision.

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eC2: Action Planning for Social Inclusion in Disaster Risk Management Portfolio in South Asia

Qiangtang River BasinDeadline: 22-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Banks South Asia Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team has commenced a new regional Technical Assistance (TA): Mainstreaming Inclusive Resilience in South Asia (P167456), to proactively incorporate social inclusion in the existing and new DRM lending portfolio. The objectives of this assignment are: (a) to develop action plans for five pilot projects, that are either new or existing, to better address social inclusion in the project design/implementation stage; and (b) to design and deliver training workshops that help government counterparts and World Bank’s DRM and Social Development specialists, to design more socially inclusive DRM projects. Under this assignment, two activities are planned: (i) action planning to identify practical entry points for more robust social inclusion elements in the five pilot projects; (ii)training workshop for consultation and learning opportunities.

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eC2: SME support for promoting climate resilience

climateDeadline:  26-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  IFC is currently implementing the Pilot Project for Climate Resilience in Bangladesh focused on the southern, coastal, polder regions. Under the project, IFC is supporting development an eco-system of private sector enterprises, including SMEs, to promote climate smart technologies and practices. IFC is seeking to recruit a specialized agency in Bangladesh to support capacity building of growth-oriented SMEs and make them climate smart and investor ready to link them with potential impact investors for growth and expansion.

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Future-Proofing Resilient PPPs

“Hurricane Harvey Has Knocked Out 25 Percent of Gulf Gas Production” – GIZMODO36846391355_b535cade44_k

“This storm has already left hundreds of thousands without power along the Texas coast. And there are reports of significant damage to buildings in Rockport, Texas, near where the storm made landfall Friday night. At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said it may be ‘several days before outages can be addressed’ due to continued high winds.” – VOX

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Netherlands invests in New Partnership that Aims to Help Countries Achieve a Water-Secure World for All

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Water is a crucial aspect of development.Image
  • The Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership launches July 1st.
  • The Partnership identifies sustainability, inclusion, institutions, financing and resilience as crucial for delivering the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Water touches nearly every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems and is fundamental for life. However, this critical resource can harm as well as help. Water-related hazards such as floods, storms, and droughts are responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters.  Climate change is expected to increase this risk and place even greater stress on scarce water supplies.

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