Isolation and Opportunity; Strengthening Justice in Remote Solomon Islands

STORY HIGHLIGHTS feature2-web

  • In remote areas of the Solomon Islands, police are often not present causing a challenge to maintain law and order.
  • Locally elected Community Officers are facilitating local justice and providing a vital link between the government and citizens in remote areas of the Solomon Islands.
  • Remote communities now know there is much needed help for conflict resolution, strengthening connections between communities and the state

 

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eC2: Tina River Hydropower Development Project

Deadline: 10-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The Bank will recruit a team of engineers (a consulting firm) to assist SIG to review the basic/tender designs and cost estimates submitted by, and will be submitted by, the preferred investor, and assist SIG to negotiate the design and cost of the engineering, procurement and construction (EC) contract.
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eC2: Solomon Islands: Electricity Access Expansion Project

Deadline: 30-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Dispersed population across an island archipelago and the poor performance of Solomon solar-energyPower in the past constrained its capacity to expand its grid to main population centers or even in the capital city Honiara. While 45% households have reported to have some form of power supply at home, the majority of these households only have small solar panels, typically of 20W, whereas only 9% have power supply from the grid operated by Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (now trading as Solomon Power).

The World Bank is looking for an Independent Verification Agent (IVA). The objectives of the IVA are to (i) verify that the pre-agreed outputs as defined in Operations Manual (OM) have been delivered and properly documented; (ii) confirm that claimed outputs and beneficiaries are eligible to receive OBA subsidies; (iii) review costs of service connection and household wiring; (iv) recommend reimbursement of OBA subsidy to Solomon Power; and (v) prepare Output Verification Reports and to verify and collect project monitoring data.

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eConsultant2:HONIARA FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT STUDY AND PLAN

Deadline: 21-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Berbera Corridor

Capturing LiDAR data and developing a Digital Elevation Model;
Preparing hydrologic and 1D/2D hydraulic flood models, calibrated to the April 2014 flood, and using these for design flood modelling and hazard mapping;
Assessing flood risks including to buildings, roads, critical infrastructure and life;

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