This is one of 38 winning blogs from the 2021 Blog4Dev competition, the World Bank Africa annual writing contest, inviting young people to weigh in on a topic critical to their country’s economic development. Blog4Dev winners responded to the question: How can young people work with their governments and civil society organizations to respond to the impact of COVID-19 and build a stronger post-pandemic economic and social system?
Deadline: 04-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The market assessment will focus on three major components of energy including (a.) clean energy for Lighting and household appliances (TV, radio, fan etc.), (b.) clean energy for cooking, and (c.) clean energy for productive use (agribusiness, driers, cold storage, etc.) The study would require both primary and secondary data collection and need to be complemented by interviews with local authorities, Ugandan national officials, refugee and host community representatives (including exclusive interviews with women with an appropriate gender lens), UNHCR, active development partners, relevant private companies and a review of relevant literature.
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.
Enter my company, Musana Carts, which tackles the #FoodRevolution challenge from the end of the food value chain. Musana Carts, which currently operates in Uganda, streamlines and improves the production and consumption of street food.
Deadline: 05-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC is looking for a Consultant to help assess the impact of an investment project in Uganda, financed by IFC and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
The project is expected to be a senior loan to a bank in Uganda focused on the micro and small market segments. The purpose of the project is to support the expansion of the banks lending program to micro enterprises owned by women and in the agriculture sector.
Deadline: 24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective of the assignment is to identify the most economic, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable dredging levels for key ports and shipping routes on Lake Victoria. Improving transportation on Lake Victoria is key to strengthening the Tanzanian Central Corridor, and is a priority for the Governments of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake plays a pivotal role in connecting land-locked countries (DRC, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) via its shipping and railway network and is a key part of the intermodal supply chains along the Northern and Central corridor linking to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports. However, in recent years port infrastructure and consequently maritime operations on Lake Victoria have declined significantly.
Deadline: 14-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective of this assignment is to review and update the current Draft National Transport Policy and Strategy 2014, and include logistics and green transport policy and strategy elements, in order to produce a revised National Transport & Logistics Policy and Strategy. The revised policy and strategy is envisioned to be more holistic, and one that would set the directions as to how transport can contribute to the countrys economic development and competitiveness. This should be developed in support of the achievement of Governments Vision 2040 middle income status goal in an inclusive and sustainable manner.
Deadline: 13-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the assignment is to assess the capacity and infrastructure needs for improving the production quality and dissemination of agricultural statistics to inform policy makers and the private sector for agricultural transformation in Kenya.
KAMPALA, April 19, 2016 – By exploiting the power of social ties, social network interventions offer a lower-cost alternative to traditional agricultural training programs and can be particularly effective at improving the productivity of women, according to the results of a new study.