eC2: Validation of the typology and classification system in Bulgaria for assessment the ecological status of surface water bodies of categories “river”, “lake and “transitional waters

Deadline: 08-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The assignment covers the following tasks:
1 Validation and biological confirmation of the updated typology of the surface waters
2 Validation of the classification system for the assessment of the ecological status/ecological potential of specific for Bulgaria types rivers and development of the classification system for transitional waters of river type R16;
3 Validation of the classification system for the assessment of the ecological status/potential for the types of lakes, reservoirs and development the classification system for transitional waters of lake types L7, L8, L9, and L10.
4 Identification and assessment of the interrelation: anthropogenic pressure-impact-biotic response.
5 Determination of the capacity of water bodies to assimilate nutrient pollution.
6 Finalizing and validation of the classification system for assessment of the ecological status/ecological potential of all national types of surface water bodies.
7 Design and development of a project geodatabase

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Strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV)

The World Bank Group is developing its first strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence fragilityforum_logo(FCV). The overarching objective of the strategy is to address the drivers of FCV in affected countries and their impact on vulnerable populations, with the ultimate goal of contributing to peace and prosperity. The final strategy will seek to guide and systematize the World Bank Group’s work in FCV contexts over the next five years.

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eC2: Development of the Urban Nature-Based Solutions Rapid Assessment Tool

Deadline: 19-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The Urban NBS Rapid Assessment will facilitate World Bank task teams in these challenges. The tool or assessment methodology will increase understanding of the performance of urban NBS and helps to identify potential investments in NBS in cities. The tool can be used in the early (pre-feasibility) stage of a project, to support dialogue with client countries and during community consultations, rather than as a design tool. The main audience of the tool will be city governments, project leaders and development partners, who will be investing in urban development interventions.

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Newsletter December 2019: Energy for Development

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The newsletter ‘Energy for Development ‘headlines with why the Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) with a focus on climate-smart energy was a success for Dutch company BladeRunner Energy. The BOF was co-hosted by the World Bank Group Liaison officers took place in Washington, D.C. | October 29-31. BladeRunner did not have any previous experience with the World Bank Group or any other IFI before having attended this event, which had over 160 participants from around the world. At the end of the 2.5-day program BladeRunner Energy CEO Paul Vosbeek left with a stack of business cards, new potential investors/partners and a comprehensive plan on how to approach not only the World Bank Group but also other IFIs. For those who were not able to attend we have shared a Business Opportunities Fair recap as well as the presentations.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Assessment of Energy Efficiency, Load Management and Renewable Energy Options for the Cutzamala Water Supply and Treatment System, Mexico.

Deadline: 18-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

To ascertain the potential energy savings and cost reductions, the World Bank will engage a consultant to conduct a detailed energy and water audit of the Cutzamala system to identify, assess and recommend opportunities for improving energy efficiency and load management.

The assignment is expected to be conducted in three Phases:
Inception Phase Preliminary Assessment
Phase I Assessment of energy efficiency, load management & renewable energy opportunities
Phase II Identification and assessment of new technologies and financing options

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Deadline: 23-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

ESMAP seeks to hire the services of a firm to develop an interactive and dynamic Gender Equality and Off-grid Solar Toolkit, which will (i) provide operational support to WBG task teams during engagement with client governments and the development of WB lending operations in the off-grid energy sector, and deepen the focus on (ii) off-grid and the womens segment (both consumers and enterprises), and (iii) enhancing productive uses of energy (PUE) with a focus on female farmers and female businesses. Target audience for the Toolkit are WB Task Teams, development institutions, financial intermediaries, MFIs and the private sector. This research will aim to reshape the design of off-grid solar energy projects to enhance gender equality by developing new tools that teams can easily use in early conversations with client counterparts in implementation and supervision.

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eC2: Healing Land for the Future (Healand) Project

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

The objectives of this assignment are to:
1)Carry out site investigation and risk assessment for the 100 ha zone of the KEK site described above, proposing remediation goals in line with the future land use
2)Prepare a remediation and redevelopment plan for the KEK 100 ha site
3)Prepare an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the KEK 100 ha site
4)Stakeholder Consultations
5)Prepare site information report of the other two sites

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Now is the time to invest in South Asia’s future

A few years ago, Binita Biswokarma’s life took a sharp turn for the worse.35161860665_6f3a2b1999_k.jpg

With no skills, relatives, or farmland, the young woman from Kaski, a rural district in West Nepal, struggled to provide for her son’s education, buy food and necessities, let alone repair the roof of her home.

Then came an opportunity to work as a road maintenance worker—and find a way out of poverty.

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Dutch expertise welcome for West Africa coastal management

Coastal erosion and flooding in West Africa severely threaten communities, livelihoods, bb52c334-fea9-47f6-9eae-b5adc66a491dsafety and investment. There is an urgent need for international partners to mobilise financing through coordinated regional action. The World Bank and Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) are on their way to formalising their partnership to exchange knowledge, expertise and information, and to increase business opportunities for the Dutch water sector. Last week, NWP’s Josephine Damstra attended the first Finance Marketplace in Ivory Coast, which was organised as part of the World Bank’s West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program.

eC2: Lesotho Agriculture Insurance Feasibility Study

Deadline: 09-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)scaling-up-innovations-in-agriculture-lessons-from-africa-780x439

The objective of this assignment is to investigate the market potential for smallholder agricultural insurance in Lesotho. It will focus on the identification of insurance providers who would be willing to offer this type of insurance, existing factors that may enhance or limit their ability to enter into this market, as well as the potential for integrating insurance within the priority value chains. The priority value chains for the purposes of this study are grains, dairy, horticulture (fruit/vegetables), poultry, piggery, and fisheries/aquaculture.

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