Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:06
Result of Service Finalization of revised Urban Policy Framework, Feasibility Policy Note, and Urban Diagnostic Report with additional inputs prior to finalization of the National Urban Policy Draft (to be presented during mission 1 of 3 for validation and any comments). Contribute to the smart city workshop integrated with NUP that is thoroughly consulted with key development partners and GoM... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:41
The world’s largest cities need to invest billions of additional dollars into their infrastructure in order to secure citizen data, new research suggests. Of the roughly $135 billion expected to be spent globally on cybersecurity for critical city infrastructure in 2024, 44% will be split across data protection provisions for energy, health care, public security, transport, water and waste... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:34
Uruguay is vulnerable to climate change. Its coastline is more than 680 kilometres long and around 70 percent of the population lives near it. And most of the country—93 percent—lives in urban areas. The country has faced many more frequent and intense floods and droughts over the past decade than in previous years. In 2015 20,000 people were displaced from the Salto, Paysandú and Artigas regions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:26
Lancaster University in the UK has partnered with Malaysia’s Sunway University to form a Future Cities Research Institute. Building on existing collaborative efforts between the two universities, the Future Cities Research Institute will direct its research and innovation resources towards developing smart, sustainable city strategies. The institute aims to produce an ‘innovative and agile... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:23
Cities in the Middle East and North Africa are centres of innovation and investment, pivotal to economic growth and development across the region. At the same time, they are vulnerable to severe impact from a range of challenges, shocks and stresses that can be both natural and man-made. The growth of sustainable cities needs to be disaster-proofed. From emergency planning to infrastructure... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:15
Background   The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:12
ABOUT WFP The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:10
Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, healthier, greener places with better... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:07
Overview International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:05
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate to assist in research activities that will involve field implementation activities, data management, analysis and report writing. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the... Read more