Deadline: 30-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has been mandated by the South African Government and parties to the South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage Research Agreement (SACCCS) to investigate the potential for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in South Africa through the implementation of the South Africa CCS Roadmap (Roadmap). The Roadmap comprises five key milestones and SANEDIs role in the Roadma.
Deadline: 16-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The SADC Disaster Risk Reduction Strategic Plan lays out the following key activities: To strengthen governance, legal and institutional framework at all levels of DRR in the region. Facilitate the identification, assessment and monitoring of disaster risks and support the enhancement of early warning systems at all levels. Promote the usage and management of information and knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels in the SADC region; Ensure that DRR becomes a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation; and The integration of preparedness and emergency response into national and regional DRR interventions.
Deadline: 15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The infoDevs Climate Technology Program (CTP) is seeking expressions of interests (EOIs) from individual firms or consortia that specialize in identifying, investigating, and facilitating business model diffusion in emerging markets. The core goal of the assignment is to facilitate identification, market validation and adoption of 2-3 business models in the renewable energy sector through the facilitation of uptake by existing companies in Kenya and South Africa. Throughout the piloting process, CTP aims to generate concrete lessons learned and insights that will be applied by public or private institutions to do further business model diffusion pilots or to scale up validated pilots. This assignment will include activities to be designed and implemented over a 12-18 month period. Continue reading →
The single most crucial component in rejuvenating decaying urban areas around the world is private sector participation, according to a report released today from the World Bank and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) during the World Cities Summit taking place in Singapore this week.
“Urban regeneration projects are rarely implemented solely by the public sector. There is a need for massive financial resources that most cities can’t meet,” said Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director for the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice. “Participation from the private sector is a critical factor in determining whether a regeneration program is successful – programs that create urban areas where citizens can live, work, and thrive.”
Deadline: 14-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of South Africa seeks an analysis of the options for increasing Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Shareholder participation in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPP) including by improving the accessibility and terms of financing for B-BBEE equity and increasing the ability of B-BBEE shareholders to realize the benefit of their investment. This should include an assessment of the enabling conditions for primary market participation and also the constraints affecting the sale of B-BBEE shareholdings in REIPP projects. The same analysis could also be applied to other (non-renewable) projects procured under the Independent Power Producers Programme of the Department of Energy to the extent the B-BBEE position is similar.
There has been an increase in private investment in infrastructure in the South African Development Community (SADC) member states in recent years. Public-Private Partnerships are being increasingly seen as a solution for challenges related to efficiency, capacity and fiscal constraints.
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM EST – 11:00:00 AM EST
This webinar discusses the main issues and challenges related to the frameworks for PPP in key SADC countries active in the PPP space.
The World Bank is providing technical support to eThekwini regarding how to advance the cit’s urban regeneration goals. This solicitation for site-specific financial and real estate development advisory services is one component of that effort. The municipality requires support to: Identify business models and transaction structures that are market-viable, cost-efficient, and that facilitates the Citys policy goals; and support the municipality in commencing implementation of the selected business model — including support for negotiating a formal agreement (about provision of bulk infrastructure) among the municipality, the existing land owner/developer, and other major stakeholders. Continue reading →
In addition to knowledge-sharing through analytical work and case studies, 2030 WRG leverages its growing network of country partners to foster in-person exchange of knowledge and ideas. In the past, this has been achieved through dedicated 2030 WRG partner days at major events such as World Water Week. Later this year, we plan to expand this via an exchange to South Africa. The intention of this event is to enhance the sharing of knowledge and building of capacity around specific thematic topics. The purpose of selecting South Africa is to learn from the countrys efforts to address municipal water losses and mine-water management, topics which come up across a number of 2030 WRG country partnerships.
While South Africa has a well-developed national framework for public-private partnerships (PPPs), cities experiences thus far with large-scale urban redevelopment — and, specifically, with competitively soliciting and iteratively structuring economically and socially beneficial arrangements for redevelopment of public lands with the private sector — have been limited.