Deadline: 07-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach aimed at increasing farm productivity sustainably, taking into consideration climate change concerns and impacts. More specifically, the World Bank defines Climate-Smart Agriculture as an approach to managing landscapescropland, livestock, forests and fisheriesthat aims to achieve three wins: (1) Increased productivity to improve food security and boost farmers incomes; (2) Enhanced resilience to drought, pests, disease and other shocks; (3) Reduced GHG emissions. IFCs Strategy is to contribute to CSA by providing investments and advisory operations that contribute to the three pillars of CSA. To adopt climate-smart agricultural practices, farmers need access to sufficient and adequate finance and skills to rightly use finance. In line with the aforementioned, IFC is looking for a consulting firm to conduct agricultural supply chain mapping and market studies of CSA technologies and practices to support financial institutions to increase lending for CSA in three target countries.
Deadline: 20-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Agricultural technologies using solar power (drying, milling, milk chilling, cool storage, etc.) are widely available globally, including in countries such as India, South Africa, and China. The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how these technologies can be promoted in Rwanda.
The specific objectives of this consultancy are to: (1) conduct a market analysis (supply and demand) of potential agricultural utilizations of solar energy in Rwanda and globally; (2) estimate the potential demand for solar energy for targeted agricultural value chains in Rwanda; (3) conduct a stock taking/case studies of global experiences with agricultural utilizations of solar energy, including a review of some business models that have been successful in promoting plug and play solar products; and (4) conduct a stock taking of the potential constraints to mainstreaming solar energy in the value chains in Rwanda and ways to overcome them. Continue reading →
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 contribute 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. Continue reading →
Deadline: 02-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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
Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory 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.
Deadline: 13-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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).
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 support 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.
Deadline: 14-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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. Continue reading →
Deadline: 15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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. Continue reading →