Somali Authorities Make Urban Resilience a Priority

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  • The Government of Somalia is ramping up their efforts to increase urban resilience with the aim of reducing instability.
  • Local governments across the country are spearheading inclusive urban development with the help of the World Bank.
  • Preparations are underway for a larger scale, World Bank supported infrastructure project

eC2: Strengthening Somali Capacity to Address Disaster Risk Management

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

The Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MOERD) in Somaliland and the HurricaneIKE 2008BolivarPeninsula2-1Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (MOEWT) in Puntland as well as the National Environment Research and Development (NERAD) Agency in Somaliland will be fully involved in the process of developing the strategy document. This is crucial as an explicit objective of the project activities is to give ownership of response to and mitigation of climate related disasters to Government institutions

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eConsultant2: Water for Agro-Pastoralist Livelihoods in Somaliland and Puntland

Deadline: 07-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) seeks qualified firms to identify wadis for development, Wadissupport the site selection for eight sites, and implement an impact assessment to improve the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities’ access to, and management of, small-scale water sources and to enhance the capacity of the government to implement small-scale water interventions in targeted arid lands of Somaliland and Puntland.

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eConsultant2: Development of a Lighting Africa project for Somalia

Deadline: 16-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group is seeking to recruit a consultant (firm) to perform a diagnostic study of the small solar off-grid and lantern market in light-bulb-297489_640Somalia/Somaliland.

The study will form an important part of designing a “Lighting Africa” project for Somalia/Somaliland, which will be a major vehicle for the World Bank Group for reaching IDPs, nomadic populations and other underserviced groups without access to lighting and modern energy.

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eConsultant2: ICT Strategy and PPP options for ICT sector in Somalia

The ICT Sector Unit of the World Bank Group is working with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the Federal Government of Somalia to provide a program of ICT Sector Support, 2014-2018. The project development objective for ICT Sector Program (covering Phase 1 and Phase 2) is to contribute towards the process of developing a regulatory framework for the telecommunications sector and building an ICT infrastructure in Somalia.

This assistance is being commissioned in preparation for a potential Phase 3 of the ICT Sector support program. It is concerned with the provision of technical assistance to the Federal Government of Somalia and is supported by PPIAF in order to assist the development of ICT infrastructure. Specifically, Phase 3 will seek to identify necessary reforms to the enabling environment, support project preparation, and build capacity for private sector participation in the development of a fiber optic backbone network, both domestic and international, among other methods, by leveraging sector synergies. Continue reading

Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for the Poor – Somalia

Pro-Poor Access to Water and Sanitation – Hargeisa Case Study

This study will be driven by the following research questions:

1. Who are the poorest people/households in Hargeisa? How do we define them and where do we find them?
2. What access and service levels do the poor have to water and sanitation?
3. How do the poorest suffer disproportionately from their condition of access to W&S in terms of costs and health?
4. What opportunities exist to improve conditions of the poorest?

The case study will require a mixed methods approach.

The quantitative aspects include analysis of two data sets: WB poverty study and MICS as well as the design and implementation of a structured household sample survey.

The qualitative aspects will include focus group discussions – or similar methods – on the constraints to and opportunities for improving service delivery to the poor.
See full tender here: Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for the Poor – Somalia.

Expression of Interest Deadline: 22 January 2015. Expression of interest to be submitted via the eConsultant2 website. Request for expression of interest for selection #1169904.