eC2:ICT Solutions for Early Warning Systems and Emergency Operation Centers

Deadline: 17-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HurricaneIKE 2008BolivarPeninsula2-1

The objective of this Project is to report on best practices to help developing countries leverage and apply technically and financially-viable, tested and proven ICT-enabled solutions for early warning systems (EWS) and emergency operation centers (EOC) for disaster risk management (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, drought, floods, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions). As an initial phase, this project will focus on ICT solutions used by infrastructure operators (i.e., river management and hydropower dams, roads, railways) and national and local governments for EWS and EOC

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eC2:Cooperative Business Management Capacity Building Training program for Africa Improved Foods Limited (AIFL)

Deadline:  15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group (WBG), pursues its mission of reducing poverty and improving peoples lives by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services.
The IFC wishes to publish an Expression of Interest (EoI) to contract a firm (locally based in Rwanda) to design and implement a cooperative business management capacity building program among cooperatives in Rwanda working with major off taker in the Maize and Soy subsector of Rwanda The program will initially cover 8 maize (and soy bean) growers cooperatives in Eastern province for at least two (2) years.
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eC2: Strengthening Somali Capacity to Address Disaster Risk Management

Deadline:14-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MOERD) in Somaliland and the HurricaneIKE 2008BolivarPeninsula2-1Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (MOEWT) in Puntland as well as the National Environment Research and Development (NERAD) Agency in Somaliland will be fully involved in the process of developing the strategy document. This is crucial as an explicit objective of the project activities is to give ownership of response to and mitigation of climate related disasters to Government institutions

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eC2: Lighting Asia Bangladesh Consumer Education and Outreach Campaign

Deadline:  07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Lighting Asia -Bangladesh is designed to counter market spoilage by promotingsolar-energy internationally accepted quality standards. It also works to remove tariff and non-tariff market entry barriers. The program also undertakes market research to generate market intelligence on market size, consumer preferences, access to finance, distribution channels etc. Low consumer awareness on high quality, affordable, solar-powered lighting products and appliances has been identified as a constraint to the uptake of clean lighting alternatives, and therefore a hindrance to the development of the off-grid lighting market in Bangladesh.  The Lighting Asia Bangladesh team is now looking for an agency to implement its Consumer Education and Outreach Campaign.

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eC2:GREEN BUILDING IN CITIES – COLOMBIA

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

As part of the LAC Cities Initiative, IFC is working on the identification ogreencompetitivenessf a pipeline of strategic green projects in LAC region in order to promote its success implementation as a best practice on sustainability. The overall objective of this consultancy is to accelerate and promote understanding and reinforcement in the implementation of the Green Building Code and best practices on sustainability for Colombian Cities.

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eC2:Wind Resource Assessment and Mapping

Deadline: 30-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

The envisaged scope of the Master Agreement would be based on access to high quality, global, and regularly updated wind resource data from a maintained dataset, founded on the most advanced, peer reviewed wind resource modeling methodologies currently available. The resource data shall be scientifically validated using ground-based measurements where these exist, with the validation results in the public domain. However, the Master Agreement would not include provision for new ground-based measurements, nor would the winning Vendor be expected to commission ground-based measurements themselves. The dataset shall include all the key variables for mesoscale wind resource assessment, at multiple heights, at a minimum resolution of 3km, and with a temporal coverage of at least 10 years.

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eC2:Support to the Myanmar Hydro Advisory Program on Improving Environmental and Social Standards in the Hydropower Sector (STC)

Deadline:15-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.HYDRO

IFC’s Hydro Advisory program is currently implementing a new environmental and social standards in the hydropower sector program in Myanmar. The overall program aims to increase the share of new hydropower investments that adhere to good international industry E&S practices and will involve working closely with government, the private sector, the World Bank and other stakeholders in this space.

The purpose of the assignment will be for a Myanmar National Consultant to assist with program support, implementation of activities, and communication.

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Water, Water (Not) Everywhere: the Imperative of Increasing Water Use Efficiency

Today, nearly 1.6 billion people live in countries with physical water scarcity – a figure thatwater-tajikistan780x439 may double in just two decades.

As economies and populations grow, their demand for water also grows. Water is not only essential for human life, it is a vital factor for production – meaning that diminishing water supplies can translate into lower economic growth. A recent assessment, “High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy”, a report by the Water Global Practice of the World Bank, found that some regions could see their growth rates decline by as much as 6% of GDP by 2050 due to water-related losses in various sectors.

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eC2: Supporting Electricity Sector Reform

Deadline: 08-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

The project consists of 4 tasks and is listed as separate tenders, click task for more info.

A: Libya- Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) –

B: Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) – Task-B. Fuel (Natural Gas) Availability, Cost Reduction and LNG Import Options Study.

C: Libya- Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) – Task-C. Institutional Development and Performance Improvement of GECOL.

D: Libya- Supporting Electricity Sector Reform (P154606) – Task-D. Strategic Plan for Renewable Energy Development.

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eC2:Smallholder farmer training

Deadline: 29-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)rwandan farmers

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.

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