Trees and forests are key to fighting climate change and poverty. So are women

According to IUCN’s ‘Global Forest Watch’, from 2001 to 2017, 337 million hectares of liberia_market_womantropical tree cover was lost globally – an area the size of India.

So, we appear to be losing the battle, if not the war, against tropical deforestation, and missing a key opportunity to tackle climate change (if tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank 3rd in emissions) and reduce poverty. A key question, then, is what can forest sector investors, governments and other actors do differently to reverse these alarming trends?

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eC2: Study to determine pro-poor urban transport interventions in Greater Monrovia

Deadline: 02-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

KUTEI (Kabul Urban Transport Effciency Improvment)

The main objective of this study is to carry out a study of supply and demand of urban transport in Monrovia, develop urban accessibility analysis, identify priority investments to meet the growing mobility demand (with a focus in poor population and vulnerable groups) and develop the concept and estimated budget for priority interventions. The study will also assess ways to enhance private sector participation in the provision of bus services. The study comprises the following activities: (i) Diagnostic of Greater Monrovias current urban mobility supply and estimation of future transport demand; (ii) Accessibility analysis to social and economic opportunities; (iii) Demand/Supply analysis; (iv)Identification of priority urban mobility investments; (v) Definition of concept and estimated cost of priority urban mobility investments; and (vi) Identification of private sector opportunities in priority investments.

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eC2: Monitoring and Evaluation of Phase I Universal Health Coverage in Kenya

Deadline: 28-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct operational research to evaluate demand, supply, and implementation and institutional factors affecting UHC Phase 1 in the 4 counties selected for the pilot. A fail fast, learn fast approach will be used to promptly identify and address implementation barriers and ensure that the lessons learned are documented to further inform the UHC scale-up and are shared with other counties on time.

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Gender equality: Unleashing the real wealth of nations

Last week, we launched the Women, Business, and the Law report, which found that annettedespite the considerable progress that many countries have made in improving women’s legal rights over the last decade, women are still only accorded 75 percent of the legal rights that men, on average, are given. As a result, they are less able to get jobs, start businesses and make economic decisions, with economic consequences that reverberate beyond their families and communities.

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eC2: Brazil Street Lighting PPP. Consultants Expertise: PMO; Technical Street Lighting; Economic-Financial modeling.

Deadline: 30-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  PPPs

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has been mandated by the Federal Government of Brazil (GoB), through CAIXA, its state-owned development bank (the Client) to provide lead transaction advice on the development and implementation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP or the Project) to improve the delivery of public lighting for up to 6 Municipalities (Municipalities). IFC is now looking to hire a consultant (Consultant) to work throughout the development of the transaction with expertise in: (i) Project Management Office; (ii) Technical Street Lighting, including Artistic and Special Areas Lighting; and (iii) Economic-Financial modeling.

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The gender gap in the disaster risk management sector: why it matters

Over the past decade, the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) has evolved and sustainable_communities_v2-200-lowmatured.  From mainly focusing on disaster response, local and international actors alike now emphasize the importance of preparedness and prevention – saving lives and avoiding losses even before disaster strikes.

Yet despite this progress, there’s much more work to be done to ensure that DRM efforts respond to the particular needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls.  In no small part due to gender inequalities, women are both more vulnerable to natural hazards and less likely to benefit from relief and recovery efforts than men.

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eC2: Consultancy to inform strategy and business plan for the African Medicines Agency (AMA)

Deadline: 28-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

1. Develop a strategic plan for AMA that defines AMAs strategic direction (strategic objectives) and operating model over a 5-year period that includes the transition of AMRH activities, structures, and governance into AMA.
2. Develop a business plan for AMA that defines how operations will be executed in an efficient and effective way, including the creation of a sound program management approach to deliver the plan.
3. Pressure-test the proposed criteria for both the basket of products to be evaluated and the services to be offered by AMA
4. Develop a fee-for-service model that supports the guidance development and product oversight functions of AMA linked to a solid value proposition that makes the AMA case compelling for industry and product developers and embeds predictability of processes, transparency, and accountability
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eC2: Sanitation Situation Analysis and Option Assessment

Deadline: 26-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) waterkraan-nieuws-header

The objective of this assignment is to conduct a comprehensive sanitation situation assessment including current practice, current capacity of sanitation actors, current interventions, barriers/aspirations with regard to sanitation issues in targeted areas. Specific objectives of this assignment are to:
1- Conduct sanitation situational analysis in areas where water supply systems will be developed under WaSSIP. The situation analysis consists of detailed demographical information/data, populations, socio-economic conditions, potential development trends, and current sanitation and hygiene challenges and interventions.
2- Carry out the gap analysis and developments across the locations in order to give some indication on the priority sanitation interventions that would be needed.
3- Carry out preliminary technical and financial assessment of proposed sanitation solution options (including soft and/or hard intervention) in accordance with the findings of situational analysis.

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eC2: Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Africa Knowledge Symposium

Deadline: 23-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Under the aegis of the European Union-funded Africa Disaster Risk Finance (ADRF) Program, this Knowledge Symposium would be part of a portfolio of activities and initiatives to meet the overall objectives of the program which are: 1) to support the development of multi-risk financing strategies at regional, national and local levels to help African countries make informed decisions, 2) to improve financial response capacity post disaster, and 3) to mitigate the socio-economic, fiscal and financial impacts of disasters of African countries.

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