World Bank Supports First COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Lebanon

US$34 million in emergency financing will provide access to vaccines for over 2 million people in Lebanon

BEIRUT, January 21, 2021 — The World Bank today approved a re-allocation of US$34 million under the existing Lebanon Health Resilience Project to support vaccines for Lebanon as it faces an unprecedented surge in COVID-19, with record-breaking numbers of around 5,500 daily confirmed cases since the beginning of the year. This is the first World Bank-financed operation to fund the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. The financing will provide vaccines for over 2 million individuals. The vaccines are expected to arrive in Lebanon by early February 2021.

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eC2: Supporting and Strengthening Women Miners Resilience During and After Covid-19 in Mali and Ghana: A systems approach to formalization and empowerment

Deadline:    03-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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New approaches to formalization are required to combat the double vulnerabilities facing ASM communities during COVID. The present TOR seeks to hire an experienced consortium of practitioners and researchers who can pilot a new capacity building model for formalization. The pilot will document effectiveness in training and research with behavior change. The purpose being that if successful results emerge from the pilot in Ghana and Mali, a scaled model could be applied in other ASM locales.GH – Ghana
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Young people’s resilience is the boost we need right now

During this pandemic, the remarkable creativity and innovation of youth-led initiatives in sectors like health, jobs, and food security prove that young people are critical in driving forward ideas and actions on global issues. We launched an online campaign to provide a platform for youth to share their stories on hope and resilience. This is what they had to say.

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eC2: Indonesia: policy recommendations on operationalization of a national urban flood resilience program and technical study on social inclusion

Deadline: 13-Aug-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)floods

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, exposed frequently to a range of hazards. Floods dominate the natural hazard figures in most metropolitan areas, often accounting for almost half of all events occurred. Over sixty percent of Indonesias districts are exposed to a high risk of flooding, caused by a range of factors including rapid urbanization and poor construction practices; poor drainage design and insufficient (or infrequent) maintenance; increasing effects of climate change (e.g., sea level rise); and coastal infrastructure that needs upgrading. A balanced and cross-sectoral approach to urban flood risk management, encompassing both structural and non-structural measures and green infrastructure, is needed to address these challenges. Increased and systematic investments to reduce urban flood risk need to be integrated with urban development projects, as well as the institutionalization of a maintenance and improvements regime of urban drainage and flood infrastructure. Since 2018, the World Bank has been providing technical assistance to the government of Indonesia in support of a national urban flood resilience program that addresses the above.

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The circular economy can support COVID-19 response and build resilience

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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