Fighting climate change by planting trees in the sea

I started reading about the Aral Sea disaster in 1989 ahead of my first visit, as a student Aral_Sea_4Y2A1499_0and tourist, to Uzbekistan, then still a Soviet republic. In Karakalpakstan, the autonomous republic in current-day Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea has all but disappeared. Where fishing communities once thrived, all that remains is a scarred, desert landscape. Rusted ships are perched precariously on piles of sand and salt, along with a potent, unhealthy mix of toxic pollutants from industrial agriculture.

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eC2: Technical Consultant for a CCGT PPP Project in Uzbekistan

Deadline: 07-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is in discussion with the Government of Uzbekistan to be mandated as a lead

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transaction advisor for structuring and tendering of a PPP transaction involving financing, construction and operation of a 1,300 MW CCGT in Uzbekistan. IFC scope of work will include (i) legal, technical, E&S and financial due diligence, (ii) defining the transaction structure and preparing the tender documents (including calls for qualifications and proposals, and PPP contractual documentation), and (iii) ongoing support to the client throughout the implementation of the tender process, including any negotiations and discussions with investors.

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eC2: Scaling Solar Uzbekistan – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 02-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by the Government of Uzbekistan to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of 100MW of utility scale solar PV power on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project). As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social (E&S) consulting firm (or consortium) to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include: Evaluation of a potential site (or sites); review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected site, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping in line with IFC Performance Standards; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of technical specs, bid evaluation). Engineering firms should consider partnering with E&S firms to strengthen their E&S offering. Use of local partners for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is also recommended.

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eC2:Consultancy Assignment on Developing a Conceptual Design for the Establishment of a National and Regional Crisis Management Centers

Deadline:  27-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall purpose of this Assignment is to develop a conceptual design for the establishment of a National Crisis Management Center (NCMC), and a standardized type for Regional (Republic of Karakalpakstan, provinces and Tashkent city) Crisis Management Centers (RCMCs) with streamlined communications and information systems for crisis management with improved functions and capabilities

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eC2:The Feed Agronomist for the Dairy Production System

Deadline: 08-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The aim of the CAAP Project is to improve (a) access to finance and (b) access to markets for producers in 2 to 4 agricultural supply chains/products in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The goal will be met through work in two main areas which will form two key components of the Project: To increase access to finance for farmers and other agri supply chain participants by improving the capacity of Fls. To improve the bankability of farmers and other participants of supply chains (aggregators) by improving their capacity and access to markets.
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eConsultant2: Economist in Agricultural Production Systems in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Deadline: 12-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Scope of Services and Responsibilities
1. Collect data from agricultural producers (farmers and aggregators) on fruits, vegetables and dairy in the project areas in Kyrgyzstan (with focus on dairy in Issyk Kul region), Tajikistan and Uzbekistan;
2. Analyze the existing situation with farmers on their available resources (land, crops, machinery, equipment, inputs, supply, finance, etc);
3. Map existing management practices and processes (planting, harvesting, storage, feeding, milking, housing, etc.), determine advantages and disadvantages in each practice and process;
4. Conduct market and field research to identify alternative, economically advantageous management options;
5. Analyze the economics of proposed management and production options;
6. Together with the team of international and local consultants, test proposed management options under the local conditions for the economic viability that would lead to the reduced cost and increased output;
7. Source alternative suppliers of inputs, equipment and machinery available in the market;
8. Monitor implementation process and undertake necessary actions to gain results;
9. Work with team of international and local consultants to coordinate research and recommendations;

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eConsultant2: The Dairy Consultant

Deadline: 08-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

F&M GP is hiring a dairy consultant, whose tasks will be to support theKoeien in de wei Project in the design and implementation stages of dairy supply chain development programs in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. While implementing his/her duties, the consultant will be supported by and report to the Supply Chain Specialist as well as to the Project Manager.

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Tender: Procurement of Medical goods in Uzbekistan

Please find full tender on the World Bank website (including specs of 7 lots).

Borrower/Bid No: HP/ICB/14/07

Country: Uzbekistan

Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Republic of Uzbekistan has received a credit fromthe InternationalDevelopment Association toward the cost of “Health System Improvement Project” and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Procurement of instrument sets, diagnostic and ophthalmological goods forRMUs and urban polyclinics“. Continue reading