Food Relief for Poor Afghans Amid COVID-19

Story Highlights:Food Relief for Poor Afghans Amid COVID-19

  • 750,000 Afghan households facing food insecurity and hunger have received food and basic necessities packages. Over 5 million households are expected to benefit.
  • Two World Bank projects support this relief effort through the Afghan government’s Dastarkhwan-e-Meli program, which aims to alleviate hunger and unemployment for the most vulnerable.
  • Local Community Development Councils buy the relief packages from local providers, thus helping create jobs and stimulate local economies.

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Turning the Tide on Marine Plastics in South Asia

South Asia is the third largest contributor to global plastic waste. It generates 334 million metric tons of solid waste every year. Nearly 70-80% of this waste ends up in the ocean 12% is plastic. On current trends, if no action is taken, the amount of mismanaged waste (including plastic) across South Asia is projected to double to 661 million tons by 2050, adversely affecting the region’s ocean ecosystems, livelihoods, human health, and sustainable development more broadly. COVID-19 has further exacerbated plastic pollution, with increased demand for single-use plastic and pressure on solid waste management systems.

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eC2: Assessment of Options and Opportunities for Riverine Plastic Waste Collection Technologies in Southeast Asia

Deadline:    13-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)eu-plastic-regels-2019

Key tasks:
– assessment of plastic waste collection technologies currently available on the market with the purpose of collecting plastic waste from water bodies, particularly rivers, urban canals, and coastal shorelines
– the assessment shall include, but may not be limited to: technical outline of system; location suitability assessment; investment and operational costs; O&M requirements; financing mechanisms; recyclability of material; others
– desk based global assessment incorporating accessible local knowledge to develop country-specific sections and including selected case studies with focus on Mekong countries, Philippines and Indonesia.

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eC2: AQUACULTURE WASTE MANAGEMENT STUDY AND TECHNICAL TRANSFER PLANNING

Deadline:  05-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solid waste

The overall objective of this consultancy is better aquaculture waste management in Pakistan through technical transfer of aquaculture waste management from Korea to Pakistan. The consultancy tasks are composed of three sub-tasks; (1) compiling aquaculture waste management baseline study in Pakistan with coordination with the World Bank Task Team and the Pakistani counterparts; (2) analyzing suitable advanced aquaculture techniques to be transferred to Pakistan, focusing but not limiting on advanced environmentally friendly less waste aquaculture techniques in Korea; and (3) developing two-years practical technical transfer plan from Korea to Pakistan, based on findings and recommendations of the (1) and (2) studies.

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eC2: Strategic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Services and Systems with a focus on Plastic Waste and Marine Litter

Deadline: 26-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

Objective of this assignment is to develop at a coherent state level strategy/roadmap for municipal waste/plastic waste comprising institutional,policy/regulatory & investment interventions required for improving solid waste management services in cities.Firm is expected to conduct a strategic assessment of SWM services,policies/regulations & institutional systems in partner state of Karnataka with a focus on plastic waste as part of municipal solid waste.The assessment will be carried out in two parts(i)an overall review of sector status of State across the entire value chain under National Missions,including institutional,policy & regulatory framework,financial resources & technical capacity,private sector engagement;(ii)in-depth diagnostics of twenty emerging cities(ten in each state)to assess service & infrastructure gaps,institutional arrangement,financial situation,to propose policy & institutional reforms as well as investments, interventions to address short&long term needs.

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eC2: Strategic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Services and Systems in Kerala

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to conduct a strategic assessment of the Solid Waste solid wasteManagement (SWM)services, policies and systems in Kerala to inform the design of the proposed Kerala Urban Service Delivery Project (KUSDP). The consultant will be required to undertake a strategic assessment of policy, institutional, governance, technical/service delivery and financial aspects and provide recommendations on the potential solutions/models to fill the existing gaps to inform the project design of KUSDP.

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Small Investment, Big Difference: Managing Accumulated Waste in Yemen

Before the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, 10-year-old Raheeb Al Kamali used to play yemenfootball in a playground with his friends every afternoon in the AlTawahi District of Aden. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were his sporting heroes. He would run across the playground kicking the ball, imitating his heroes. Undoubtedly, it used to be the best part of his day. To play for Yemen’s national football team one day was his dream.

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eC2:Improving technical knowledge of coastal waste infrastructure in the Seychelles in relation to climate and disaster risks

Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment includes a feasibility study to determine the risk associated with this Maledivenexisting waste management coastal infrastructure and provide a diagnostic designed to define potential interventions for policy reform, alternative options for mitigating forecasted climate and weather related risks and strengthening institutional capacity for managing this risk.

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Five things you can do to end plastic pollution

shutterstock_699927847_0The news headlines are grim. A male pilot whale dies on a Thai beach having swallowed 80 plastics bags; images of turtles stuck in six-pack plastic rings; a sad photo of a tiny seahorse clinging to a plastic ear-bud goes viral. Plastic products wash up daily on beaches worldwide –from Indonesia to coastal west Africa, and waterways in cities are increasingly clogged with plastic waste.
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eC2:Cities Program Waste Pre Feasibility Study Buenos Aires

Deadline: 01-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solid waste

Cities in LAC are key drivers for economic growth and major contributors to climate change. The program is focusing on 5 to 6 selected large cities and helping them develop a pipeline of strategic and high impact infrastructure projects that IFC may support through any combination of (i) investments in private sector companies, (ii) municipal finance, and (iii) tailored advisory services to support cities develop a larger pool of implementable and bankable high impact infrastructure projects. The LAC Cities program is one of IFCs transformational initiatives to work with the public and private sector to foster sustainable and competitive cities.

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