Deadline: 23-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: Lighting Africa, a World Bank Group program, seeks to accelerate the development of commercial off-grid lighting markets in Sub-sahara Africa as part of the wider efforts to improve access to energy. Lighting Africa is helping mobilize the private sector to build sustainable markets to provide the rural and urban poor in Sub-Saharan Africa with safe, affordable, and modern off-grid lighting. In Tanzania, given the large geographical size of the country and the dispersed population, off-grid energy is well positioned to play an important role in reaching the rural population. Lighting Tanzania program would like to scale up the adoption of solar technology through building the technical and business skills of SMEs engaged in the activities of installation, spare part sales, maintenance service and retail of quality-verified solar lanterns and solar home systems to enable them reach the rural population.The overall objective of the assignment is to train approximately 25 distributors/importers in Dar es Salaam and Arusha and 300 retailers/ sales agents in 6 zones (Arusha, Dodoma, Dar es salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Mtwara) to enhance their knowledge of off-grid solar products, business management and technical capacity. This will be achieved by providing training of business management courses and Lighting Global quality framework.
Deadline: 04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC plans to assist a large domestic buyer to increase the quantity of malt barley procured from local smallholder farmers by aggregators such as cooperatives or “lead farmers”. Part of the project includes improving the professionalism of approximately 80 aggregators so that they can function more effectively as businesses and provide better services to their members and/or smallholder farmer clients.
Deadline: 29-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Provide training to smallholder farmers living in Ile District, Zambezia Province on fire control and management (for 6,500 farmers) and conservation agriculture (for a subset of 2,500 farmers). Provide planting seed and disease resistant cassava stalks to 2,500 farmers.
Deadline: 07-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
T&C is currently in the process of developing a set of learning materials and tools that will help World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) with designing and implementing agribusiness SME projects. Over the past few years, key insights on the topic have been gained from field-based implementations, research and dialogue internally and externally to the WBG. T&C is therefore currently seeking to develop 1) a diagnostic framework to identify the opportunities for- , and challenges and needs of SMEs in the agribusiness sector; 2) a training module on agribusiness SME development, 3) a business modeling toolkit for Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Centers (AECs); and 4) an Operational Manual for AECs. While deliverables 1 and 2 will focus broadly on agribusiness SMEs outside the farm gate, deliverables 3 and 4 will focus on agro-processing primarily food processing SMEs specifically.