Nile Basin Initiative seeks training consultants

The 10-nation Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) requests expressions of interest from consultants to provide training services to staff of its hydropower-based regional power trade project. Responses are due December 21.

Representing the nations of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, the NBI’s Shared Vision Program has received a World Bank grant to carry out the regional power trade project. (HNN 9/27/07)

The organization seeks a consultant to provide training to the NBI’s Project Management Unit and Project Technical Committee. Training programs are to include:
o Power system simulation, modeling techniques, and demand forecasting;
o High-voltage transmission line design and construction techniques;
o Preparation and negotiation of bulk cross-border power sales agreements;
o Strategic, social, and environmental assessment; and
o United Nations Clean Development Mechanism program.

Consultants may respond for any or all of the training services.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due December 21 to the address below. For information, contact Regional Power Trade Project, Old TANESCO Building, 5th Floor Annex, Samora Ave., P.O. Box 71101, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; (255) 212-1131; Fax: (255) 212-1132; E-mail: rptinfo@nilebasin.org; Internet: www.nilebasin.org.

Nile Basin seeks wetlands resources inventory

The Nile Basin Initiative also seeks expressions of interest from consultants to conduct an inventory of wetlands resources in the Nile Basin. Responses are due December 31.

Under the Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project, NBI seeks an inventory of wetlands resources as a basis for management and monitoring using geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing to support decision making in sustainable management of wetlands.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due December 31 to the address below. For information, contact Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP), Regional Project Manager, Al-Jamhurya St., House No. 2, Plot 15, P.O. Box 2891, Khartoum, Sudan; (249) 183-784187; Fax: (249) 183-784248; E-mail: gasfaw@nilebasin.org, nteap@nilebasin.org, hbusulwa@nilebasin.org; Internet: www.nileteap.org.

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