eC2: Indonesia Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy Communication Consultancy

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) indonesia

The World Bank is looking for a communications consultancy firm to produce both written and visual communication products as well as support events that capture the impact of the programs and share the data and knowledge produced by the team. The firm should be based in Jakarta and deliver specific communications products in close coordination with the World Banks ENB communications team. The broad scope of work includes developing a range of high quality and tailored communication products and services to support the teams sustainable landscape and oceans agenda. While the ENB team will request specific materials (as outlined below), the consulting firm’s is also expected to support the ENB Communication Specialist/Coordinator in developing a robust communication plan to disseminate, increase awareness, visibility and profile of the program, including in providing strategic support and advice on potential risk and issues management.

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Climate Finance Helps People Adapt to Change

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  • With tailored solutions, World Bank Group is helping countries confront the economic and environmental impacts of climate change.
  • A growing number of countries have established social safety nets to protect the vulnerable, while climate-smart agriculture projects address the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change.
  • Investing in job creation and livelihoods, both in the short term and the longer term, will be a priority for a sustainable recovery from the pandemic.

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eC2:Building Resilience to Natural Disaster and Climate Events in the Road Sector

Deadline: 14-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Considering this and future growth outlook in traffic volumes, it will be crucial to include in upgrading of the section the proper resilience measures in the design. Vulnerability assessment will make certain that the design of the road section incorporates disaster-proven standards to ensure proper drainage and resilience to heavy rainfall, flooding, and landslides as well as other hazards. Hence, the proposed component will include (i) carrying out of an assessment to identify the vulnerable points of the pilot road section to extreme weather conditions; (ii) verification and recommendation of amendments to the existing design to integrate resilience measures before completion of the works; and (iii) development of an instrument for DRM control and monitoring for the section, which could be later extended to other major corridors.

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Investing in Africa’s people yields impact, strengthens efforts to beat pandemic

The pandemic is an important reminder of how precious and productive an investment human capital is. One year after the launch of the World Bank’s Africa Human Capital Plan, there has not only been a significant scale-up, but also a shift in World Bank support to African countries.

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eC2: Myanmar electric cooking market analysis

Deadline:  09-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) cookstoves

The objective of the consultancy is to assess market opportunities and challenges for the adoption of efficient electric cooking in Myanmar. The activity will take stock of the inventory of electric cooking appliances in Myanmar and Southeast Asia for grid and off-grid technologies taking into consideration the customer profile, willingness to pay and local cooking characteristics and assess challenges and opportunities for market development. The assignment will include the assessment of policy and regulatory environment for efficient electric cooking development, demand and supply side analysis, and recommend an inventory of efficient cooking appliances suitable for grid and mini-grid in Myanmar and business models to meet local demand.

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June 18, 2020: Ending racism

I would like to share publicly my thoughts on racism and the horrific events of the last 061820_banner_installation_endracism_wbg_mc_556_ffew weeks. I’m aided in this by the deeply emotional and thoughtful dialogue taking place within the World Bank Group, including powerful blogs, messages, conversations and town halls.

We’ve agreed to speak out, which I will try to do though I know I won’t be able to find the right or strong enough words.

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eC2:Dairy sector development consultant

Deadline: 06-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) cow-pasture-animal-almabtrieb.jpg

IFC is seeking a consultant to support its program on the development of the Ukrainian dairy sector through advisory support to more than 140 dairy farms on improving their dairy farm management practices and through implementing educational programs aimed at improving farmers` awareness about the best dairy farming practices and systems as well as at building up the capacity of more than 5,000 dairy farm specialists through technical and practical trainings between August 2020 and December 2022.

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TechEmerge Resilience India

Although India has made remarkable progress in saving lives through proactive disaster preparedness and risk reduction, the country is also looking at building greater resilience of its communities and infrastructure to extreme events.

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Through consultations with interested government partners, five thematic key challenges have been identified. We are looking for disruptive technology solutions in the following areas:

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Madagascar: Balancing Conservation and Exploitation of Fisheries Resources

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  • With 5,600 square kilometers of coastline and an Exclusive Economic Zone that extends over more than a million square kilometers, Madagascar has substantial marine and coastal resources
  • In 2018, the fishing sector accounted for almost 7% of national gross domestic product, representing 6.6% of the total exports and supported the livelihoods of 1.5 million people
  • Overfishing, increase in harmful fishing practices and widespread destruction of marine habitat have contributed to the decline of many coastal fisheries across the region

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