eC2: Strategic Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Lake Victoria Transport Program

Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed program of interventions on and around Lake Victoria are expected to Image result for lake victoriacontribute to improve transport connectivity and sustainability. Whilst local impacts are identified and addressed in site specific ESIA, the lake ecosystem is large, complex, multi-dimensional and dynamic. Understanding the social and environmental issues thus requires comprehensive observation and management at the catchment scale in a holistic manner. Given the wider scope of the interventions on the Lake Victoria basin (both at the ports, but also with the lake itself), with knock-on or cumulative effects on the lakes overall catchment area, a strategic planning framework for the development and protection of the lake, its dependents, and associated infrastructure is critically important. This assignment is designed to support the LVBC do that.
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eC2:Consultancy for Program Review of Rwanda Program for Results Project

Deadline: 02-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)ieg-pforrimage

The review team will be responsible for the following tasks.
Design the review including methodologies, triangulation systems and timetable. Produce and inception report (no longer than 10 pages)  A draft and report: Manage the process of the review (ensuring strong ownership on the part of all key stakeholders) Incorporate comments: Produce final review report which should be a maximum of 30 pages and include: a set of actionable recommendations for consideration in the design of any future P4R and ; a concise 2 page summary
Produce relevant presentations

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IFC: Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory1486073163prosper-ndayiragije-the-country-director-of-aif-rwanda-speaks-to-a-journalist launched yesterday. The Africa Improved Foods – Rwanda, based at Kigali Special Economic Zone Nyandungu, started production of fortified porridge flour yesterday. Workers at Africa Improved Foods factory in Kigali assemble packages for fortified foods. Faustin Niyigena. The $45-million (about Rwf36 billion) factory is expected to produce 45,000 tonnes of fortified food annually, enough to help boost exports and prevent child malnutrition across country. Up to 60 per cent of its output is expected to be exported to regional and global markets.

eC2:A BUSINESS TO CONSUMER-MARKET PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH TO IDENTIFY AND CONFIRM MARKET NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FORTIFIED NUTRITIOUS FOODS.

Deadline: 13-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)mozambique_cad-productions_-j_capela_resizednew

IFC has invested in Africa Improved Foods (AIF)that is producing highly nutritious quality fortified foods to address the malnutrition among vulnerable population segments in East Africa. For more sustainable development in future the company is planning on increasing the focus from the current range of fortified porridge for pregnant and lactating mothers & infants over 6 months to commercial product range of nutritious general foods, while maintaining focus on international quality, local sourcing and affordability.
This will eventually help in diversifying cost and revenue streams by leveraging on better technology investment in the region. IFC requests for Expression of Interest (EoI) to identify, quantify and validate the opportunity for this potential product range in specific East Africa Markets (Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and DRC).

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eC2: Development of a National Early Warning Platform for Rwanda and a Flood Early Warning system

Deadline: 19-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

A consulting firm is being sought to develop and operationalize a national platform to watersupport data sharing, analysis, visualization and decision making (for example through automated alert triggering) in support of a shared early warning approach between MIDIMAR, RMA, RNRA, and District government teams. While the focus of this support will be at the national level, the firm will also develop a local early warning system utilizing the national platform in the Sebeya Basin.

To complete the Sebeya Basin flood early warning system, the firm will also develop and operationalize a flood forecasting system in the basin. The firm will provide technical expertise on flood hazard assessment, particularly hydraulic/hydrological modeling, flood hazard mapping and operational flood forecasting, also to support capacity building of the appropriate agencies at the national and local levels.

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eC2: Urban sanitation studies in Kigal

Deadline: 14-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

This task will generate three key studies related to urban sanitation for two unplanned settlements in Kigali, Rwanda (each with an estimated population of 20,000 inhabitants). The three studies include: 1) Urban Sanitation Status Index; 2) Diagnostic of Small Private Service Providers; and 3) Household Behavior. Significant surveys will need to be conducted in each of the targeted unplanned settlements.
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eC2:Cooperative Business Management Capacity Building Training program for Africa Improved Foods Limited (AIFL)

Deadline:  15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group (WBG), pursues its mission of reducing poverty and improving peoples lives by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services.
The IFC wishes to publish an Expression of Interest (EoI) to contract a firm (locally based in Rwanda) to design and implement a cooperative business management capacity building program among cooperatives in Rwanda working with major off taker in the Maize and Soy subsector of Rwanda The program will initially cover 8 maize (and soy bean) growers cooperatives in Eastern province for at least two (2) years.
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eC2:Household Survey – Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation (LWH) Project, Rwanda

Deadline: 03-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Survey

The data collection should be collected electronically, using tablet computers and software such as Open Data Kit, Blaise, CSPro, or SurveyBe. The World Bank Research team will take on the task of programming the survey, but significant input will be expected from the firm in testing, and perfecting the instrument. The expected duration of the contract is from September December 2016, with the actual data collection taking place in October.

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eC2: Design of Mini-Grid Financing and Support Component

Deadline: 01-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – WashiIndia Energyngton D.C.)

The Objective of this assignment is to prepare the Mini-grid Component of the Rwanda Renewable Energy Fund Project. The mini-grid component is expected to support private sector renewable energy mini-grids to demonstrate that commercially viable mini-grids are able to deliver affordable electricity services to households and enterprises in rural areas.

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