Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl)

August 1st the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) launched the new and improved RVOwebsite. This is part of a bigger communication strategy to provide more information and increase awareness of Dutch entrepeneurs/businesses and Netherlands Enterprise Agency activities. Through practical stories and interviews with the Dutch Network abroad and RVO, entrepreneurial successes are communicated using online platforms YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and online Dutch news paper Financieel Dagblad, around the world.

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DRIVE co-finances the installation of water connections in northeastern Mozambique

Under the DRIVE scheme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) will co-finance theDRIVE-schenkingsarrangement-Mozambique-header.jpg construction of a water treatment plant, water pipelines, water reservoirs and pumping stations near Nacala in northeastern Mozambique together with the World Bank. The drinking water company FIPAG is responsible for implementing the project.

On 30 November 2018, the Mozambique Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources João Osvaldo Machatine and the Dutch deputy ambassador Michiel van der Pompe signed a DRIVE grant arrangement amounting to €21,605,000. The World Bank will contribute the same of amount of financing to the project, which will be completed in approximately three years.

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Meet Team International Organizations at RVO in the Netherlands

The Team International Organizations (TIO) of RVO in the Hague helps Dutch companies logo rvo that are interested in projects financed by multilateral development banks and international organizations. TIO is focused solely on organizations in which the Netherlands is shareholder or member: ADB, AfDB, AIIB, EBRD, EU, EIB, IADB, UN, and World Bank Group.

TIO functions as the first point of contact for Dutch companies and advises on how the Banks work and how to be effective at doing business with these organizations. Companies can contact us with questions about procedures and priorities, and accompaniment in partner tracks. We also organize seminars and trade missions on current opportunities.

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eC2: Supporting Cabo Verde- Emergency Preparedness and Response Diagnostic

Deadline:  31-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Government of Cabo Verde in assessing and identifying systemic opportunities to develop and improve the overall Emergency preparedness and response system (EP&R). The final expected deliverables are a user-friendly comprehensive diagnostic report, matched with an EP&R investment Plan. The diagnostic provides an objective, data-driven analysis of the functionality of emergency preparedness and response capacities. It is to be used as a foundation for engagement on emergency preparedness and response. This will be based around the five components of emergency preparedness: (i) legal and institutional framework, (ii) personnel, (iii) facilities, (iv) equipment and (v) information. Under each component, the consultants will focus the inquiry on recent progress and potential areas for improvement within the EP&R system. They will also make actionable recommendations on how to address the identified gaps and on that basis, build an EP&R Investment Plan.

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Newsletter March 2018: Creating a Better World

untitledWe are excited to bring you the first 2018 edition of the NL4WorldBank newsletter, Creating a Better World which was published the on the 14th of March.

In this edition we feature a ” meet and greet “ with Sophie Peeters who works for the Blockchain Lab at World Bank Group. The Lab will be prominent in future articles and newsletters because we will be highlighting innovation which entails Blockchain, AI and Cyber Security.

Next week the Land & Poverty event will be kicking off which has prominent Dutch representation, please let us know if you will be attending. Another interesting event taking place at a later date is the Water and Sanitation Mission in June. This mission gives Dutch companies the opportunity to get to know everything the World Bank and other IFI’s are working on in water.

And for your convenience we have updated and listed all the NL relevant events for the year, enjoy!

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