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Lebanon

Works in progress at Bourj Al Barajneh

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Works in progress at Bourj Al Barajneh

August, 13 2021
Despite the difficulties that the Country is facing (lack of fuel, difficulties in supplying materials, closure of roads), work continues without interruption for the construction of the main rainwater collector network in Bourj Al-Barajneh, in the southern area of Beirut.

The objective is to avoid the flooding and environmental pollution problem of a populated area in the southern suburbs of the capital, where the presence of Syrian refugees is important.

The works are carried out by AICS Beirut in the framework of the "Resilience & Social Cohesion Program" (RSCP), funded through the Trust fund "MADAD" of the European Union.

The intervention foresees socially useful works and to offer an economic support to the most vulnerable population of the host communities and Syrian refugees. An important number of the workers are selected from the area.

Lebanon

Third Meeting of the National Steering Committee in Lebanon

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Third Meeting of the National Steering Committee in Lebanon

July, 02 2021
On 02.07.2021 the 3rd meeting of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the MADAD-RSCP programme, co-chaired by AICS and the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) was held in virtual mode. Attendees: representatives of the MoIM, the General Director of the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and the representative of the Delegation of the European Union in Lebanon, responsible for local governance and local authorities, in addition to representatives of AICS and the Technical Secretariat of the Programme.

The Steering Committee acknowledged the progresses of the Programme notwithstanding the several penalizing factors (economic and financial crisis, social crisis, coronavirus pandemic and relevant lockdowns, Beirut port blast…). The NSC was illustrated the main components and criteria of the Call for Proposals for international NGO’s that will be launched in the next days and that will allow the starting of initiatives in partnership with Lebanese municipalities in line with the general as well as specific objectives of the Programme. The NSC has confirmed that this Call for Proposals is adequate to achieve the agreed objectives. The meeting was closed after announcing that the next meeting will be summoned in October 2021, hopefully in presence, to illustrate and acknowledge the proposals that will be selected by AICS evaluation committee.

Jordan

Procurement of Construction Materials and Backhoe Loader

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Procurement of Construction Materials and Backhoe Loader

April, 15 2021
The tender submission deadline has been postponed until 27th April 2021, 11:59 AM.

The Specifications of Backhoe Loader have been modified.

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KRI

Paving Concrete Roads in Arbat and Said Sadeq

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Paving Concrete Roads in Arbat and Said Sadeq

March, 14 2021
Due to the unexpected closure of the banks by the KRG as a preventive measures to decrease the covid 19 infections, the deadline for the submission of this tender has been extended to Tuesday 16 of March at 16:00 hours

KRI

Renting Vehicles for Improvement Of Solid Waste Treatment in Kwashe and Shaqlawa Water Pond/Canals Maintenance Projects

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Renting Vehicles for Improvement Of Solid Waste Treatment in Kwashe and Shaqlawa Water Pond/Canals Maintenance Projects

January, 04 2021
The deadline for receiving tender is changed from 30.01.2021 to 31.01.2021

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KRI

Paving Concrete Roads in Arbat and Said Sadeq

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Paving Concrete Roads in Arbat and Said Sadeq

December, 01 2020
The Clarification meeting (Mandatory) will take place on 07 December 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Location: Directorate General of Municipalities- Sulaymaniah

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Jordan

Framework Contract for the Procurement of Personal Protective Equipments

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Framework Contract for the Procurement of Personal Protective Equipments

November, 03 2020
Unfortunately, the AICS will not be able to open tenders on the specified date. Bid opening session will be postponed until further notice. Please keep following up with the website.

Jordan

Framework Contract for the Procurement of Personal Protective Equipments

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Framework Contract for the Procurement of Personal Protective Equipments

October, 25 2020
Question and answers for the tender

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KRI

Improvement of Solid Waste Treatment in Kwashe

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Improvement of Solid Waste Treatment in Kwashe

October, 08 2020
The Clarification meeting (Mandatory) will take place on
Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 10.30 a.m.
Location: meeting hall of Duhok Contractors Union- Duhok
In order to attend the info session interested contractors shall send their request to
Eng. Haval Almaleh, at haval.almaleh@aics.gov.it

Jordan

Supply Contract for Construction Materials

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Supply Contract for Construction Materials

October, 07 2020
Question and answers for the tender

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KRI

Road to Rawanga camp - Q&A

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Road to Rawanga camp - Q&A

September, 30 2020

KRI

Improvement of Solid Waste Treatment in Kwashe

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Improvement of Solid Waste Treatment in Kwashe

September, 29 2020
The Clarification meeting (Mandatory) will take place on Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 10.30 a.m.
Location: meeting hall of second floor- UB plaza Building- Bakhtiyari q. - Erbil
In order to attend the info session interested contractors shall send their request to
Eng. Haval Almaleh, at haval.almaleh@aics.gov.it.

KRI

Road to Rawanga camp

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Road to Rawanga camp

August, 31 2020
The template for the financial offer (BoQ) has been updated

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KRI

Road to Rawanga Camp

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Road to Rawanga Camp

August, 24 2020
Road to Rawanga camp – Sumel District – Duhok Governorate
RSCP/KRI/CALL/001/W05.1 – CIG Z2C2CE9F68
http://rscp-madad.org/en/Tenders/Road-to-Rawanga-Camp

IMPORTANT UPDATE

The site visit for the interested contractor will take place on Thursday, 3 September 2020 at 10.30 a.m. in front of the entrance of Rawanga Camp, Sumel District, Duhok Governorate. For information about the exact location please refer to Eng. Khalaf, Head of Technical Department, BRHA Dohuk Governorate, phone: 07504457064, e-mail: engineerkhalaf@yahoo.com

The info Session will take place on Monday, 7 September 2020, starting from 10.30 a.m. at the meeting hall of the Union of Contractors of Duhok, in Duhok city center, behind Dilshad Hotel.

The maximum number of persons attending is 40, maximum one person per contractor/company.

In order to attend the info session interested contractors shall send their request to Eng. Haval Almaleh, at haval.almaleh@aics.gov.it

Only Contractors who receive a positive answer will be allowed to enter.

Confirmation emails must be shown at the entrance the day of the info session. The info session will be broadcasted online via zoom and link will be sent the day of the session to interested contractors who will not attend the session in person.

PARTICIPATION TO THE SITE VISIT (IN PERSON) AND TO THE INFO SESSION (IN PERSON OR ONLINE) IS MANDATORY.

For any info with regards to the Union of Contractors office please contact Mr Farhad Qasim, Administration Manager, phone: 0750 4519792, e-mail: qontarchidohuk@yahoo.com

Please be informed that:
The tender dossier published on the website of RSPC:
http://rscp-madad.org/en/Tenders/Road-to-Rawanga-Camp
The deadline for submission of tender is 05 October 2020.
Possible additional information or clarifications/questions will be published on the following website: http://rscp-madad.org/en/Tenders/Road-to-Rawanga-Camp
For any additional information, please write to infokri@rscp-madad.org

Jordan

Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

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Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

August, 24 2020
Please refer to the relevant link in the tender page

Jordan

Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

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Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

August, 10 2020
Q&A Round 1

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Jordan

Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

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Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

August, 10 2020
Please be aware that the modality for calculating the CFW component within the Bill of Quantities has changed. Find attached the new template and the new Supplementary Obligations. Should you have any question please do not hesitate to get in touch with us thru the official email infojor@rscp-madad.org.

KRI

Road to Rawanga camp

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Road to Rawanga camp

July, 06 2020
Due to the ongoing restriction on movements imposed by the Government of KRI, the deadline for the submission of this tender has been potponed to the 5th of October 2020

Details here

Jordan

Procurement of Equipment and Sterilization Materials

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Procurement of Equipment and Sterilization Materials

July, 05 2020
Q&A round 1 and round 2

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Jordan

Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

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Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

July, 05 2020
Please be aware that the new deadline for tender submission is the 21 of Septmeber 2020, at 16:00 hours

Details here

Jordan

Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

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Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

July, 05 2020
Please be aware that an Info session has been postopned to July 29 at 10.30 am, at the meeting hall of Al Sarhan Municipality. For any information please contact Eng. Raed Hussain at +9627 99958299. In case of need a short field visit to the sites will be conducted after the info session

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Jordan

Procurement of Equipment and Sterilization Materials

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Procurement of Equipment and Sterilization Materials

June, 24 2020
Tender guarantee form / change of document

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Jordan

Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

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Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads and secondary streets, in Al Sarhan Municipality

June, 23 2020
Please be aware that an Info session will take place on July 13 at 10.30 am, at the meeting hall of Al Sarhan Municipality. For any information please contact Eng. Raed Hussain at +9627 99958299. In case of need a short field visit to the sites will be conducted after the info session

Details here

KRI

Road to Rawanga Camp

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Road to Rawanga Camp

June, 01 2020
The site visit for the interested contractor will take place on Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 10.30 a.m. in front of the entrance of Rawanga Camp, Sumel District, Duhok Governorate. For information abgout the exact location please refer to Eng. Khalaf, Head of Technical Department, BRHA Dohuk Governorate, phone: 07504457064, e-mail: engineerkhalaf@yahoo.com.

The info Session will take place on Monday, 22 June 2020, starting from 10.30 a.m. at the meeting hall of the Union of Contractors of Duhok, in Duhok city center, behind Dilshad Hotel.

For any info with regards to the Union of Contractors office please contact Mr Farhad Qasim, Administration Manager, phone: 0750 4519792, e-mail: qontarchidohuk@yahoo.com.

Please note that, given the current circumstances, the dates are still tentative. Should the current restrictions on movements be extended, we will postpone both the site visit and the info-session.

KRI

Road to Rawanga camp

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Road to Rawanga camp

June, 01 2020
Due to the ongoing restriction on movements imposed by the Government of KRI, the site visit of Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 10.30 and the subsequent info Session on Monday, 22 June 2020, are cancelled. New dates will be communicated soon.

Lebanon

Signature of Operational Agreements_Call for Proposals on Local Authorities (RSCP/LB/CALL/001)

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Signature of Operational Agreements_Call for Proposals on Local Authorities (RSCP/LB/CALL/001)

February, 04 2020
CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON LOCAL AUTHORITIES: IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICE DELIVERY AT MUNICIPAL LEVEL. Operational Agreements signed for the awarded projects.

The allocated 2 million Euro will support the following 4 initiatives:
Municipal lighting with renewable energy accross the village of Ainab;
Concrete Water Channels in Qartaba;
Sustainable Youth center in Baalbek;
Improvement of Urban Water Management in the Southern Suburb of Beirut, Ouzai area.

KRI

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – KRI

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – KRI

February, 02 2020
Q&A third round

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Jordan

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – Jordan

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – Jordan

February, 02 2020
Q&A third round

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Jordan

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – Jordan

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – Jordan

January, 26 2020
Q&A second round

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KRI

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – KRI

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – KRI

January, 26 2020
Q&A second round

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KRI

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – KRI

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – KRI

January, 26 2020
Q&A second round

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Jordan

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – NR. GARA 75 100 90 - Jordan

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – NR. GARA 75 100 90 - Jordan

January, 12 2020
Q&A first round

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KRI

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – NR. GARA 75 100 90 - KRI

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities – NR. GARA 75 100 90 - KRI

January, 12 2020
Q&A first round

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Jordan

Call for proposals on local authorities: “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”

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Call for proposals on local authorities: “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”

September, 30 2019
Q&A second round

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Lebanon

Second National Steering Committee Meeting

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Second National Steering Committee Meeting

September, 25 2019
Open call for proposal “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”: endorsement of the outcomes of the 1st phase of the evaluation. We are identifying priority interventions focusing on the improvement of municipal infrastructure and services and contribute to the response to the Syrian Crisis.

KRI

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities - KRI

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities - KRI

September, 23 2019
Within the framework of the Resilience & Social Cohesion Programme (RSCP) - Strengthening the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (Kurdistan) funded by the European Trust Fund MADAD, the Italian Agency for the Development Cooperation – AICS is looking for experienced organizations to provide two types of services:
  1. Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism: the contracted organization will implement a monitoring mechanism for our CfW - Cash for Work and/or EIIP – Employment Intensive Infrastructure Projects components. Where possible, the ILO Standard Operating Procedures - Cash-for-Work and Employment-Based Projects will be applied. The service will have to provide the following deliverables: a) support the Local Authorities and/or contractors in the selection of CfW/EIIP beneficiaries; b) establish a complaint a feedback mechanism; c) supervise the working conditions and the respect of international labour standards and domestic labour law (and any other relevant law); d) Monitor the payments procedures and support Local Authorities and/or contractors in tracking them; e) Establish a “Post Employment Service” to assist beneficiaries in order to make educational, training and occupational choices and manage their careers.
  2. Capacity Building: this service aims at strengthening central and local institutional capacities, in order to foster responsive and efficient local government interventions. Details on contents of the training(s) will be provided to shortlisted applicants along with the tender dossier.

Jordan

Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities - Jordan

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Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism and Capacity Building of Local Authorities - Jordan

September, 23 2019
Within the framework of the Resilience & Social Cohesion Programme (RSCP) - Strengthening the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (Kurdistan) funded by the European Trust Fund MADAD, the Italian Agency for the Development Cooperation – AICS is looking for experienced organizations to provide two types of services:
  1. Cash for Work External Monitoring Mechanism: the contracted organization will implement a monitoring mechanism for our CfW - Cash for Work and/or EIIP – Employment Intensive Infrastructure Projects components. Where possible, the ILO Standard Operating Procedures - Cash-for-Work and Employment-Based Projects will be applied. The service will have to provide the following deliverables: a) support the Local Authorities and/or contractors in the selection of CfW/EIIP beneficiaries; b) establish a complaint a feedback mechanism; c) supervise the working conditions and the respect of international labour standards and domestic labour law (and any other relevant law); d) Monitor the payments procedures and support Local Authorities and/or contractors in tracking them; e) Establish a “Post Employment Service” to assist beneficiaries in order to make educational, training and occupational choices and manage their careers.
  2. Capacity Building: this service aims at strengthening central and local institutional capacities, in order to foster responsive and efficient local government interventions. Details on contents of the training(s) will be provided to shortlisted applicants along with the tender dossier.

Jordan

Call for Proposals on Local Authorities - Jordan

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Call for Proposals on Local Authorities - Jordan

September, 18 2019
Guidelines for applicants and info session translated

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Jordan

Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

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Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

September, 16 2019
Please note that the information session will be held on Tuesday, 17th September, at the W Hotel, Rafiq Al Hariri Ave 13, Amman

Jordan

Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

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Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

September, 16 2019
Q&A first round

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KRI

Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

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Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

July, 22 2019
Q&A second round

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KRI

Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

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Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

July, 18 2019
"As per NSC out of session decision the following criteria for the selection of the applicants

(2) The Local Authority must also have a minimum percentage of Syrian refugees and Internal Displaced People (IDPs) living in its territory equal to 30% of the total local population according to official estimates (i.e. UNHCR or KRG).

will be changed as follows

(2) The Local Authority must also have a minimum percentage of Syrian refugees and Internal Displaced People (IDPs) living in its territory between, at least, the 10-15% of the total local population according to official estimates (i.e. UNHCR or KRG)."

KRI

Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

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Call for Proposals on Local Authorities

July, 18 2019
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE APPLICANTS

Please be informed that with regards to the ongoing Call for Proposals on Local Authorities (RSCP/KRI/CALL/001) the deadline for the submission of questions has been postponed to the 24th of July 2019.

Answers will be published no later than 29th of July 2019.

Lebanon

Q&A Call for proposals on local authorities:  “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”

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Q&A Call for proposals on local authorities: “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”

July, 09 2019
Find frequently asked questions as well as other important notices for the Call for proposals on local authorities: “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”

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KRI

Information Session - Call for Proposals on Local Authorities (RSCP/KRI/CALL/001)

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Information Session - Call for Proposals on Local Authorities (RSCP/KRI/CALL/001)

July, 04 2019
An Information Session regarding the CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON LOCAL AUTHORITIES: IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICE DELIVERY AT MUNICIPAL LEVEL has been held on the 4th of July 2019 at 10.00 a.m. at Rotana Hotel, Erbil.

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Lebanon

Information Session - Call for Proposals on Local Authorities (RSCP/LB/CALL/001)

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Information Session - Call for Proposals on Local Authorities (RSCP/LB/CALL/001)

July, 02 2019
An Information Session regarding the CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON LOCAL AUTHORITIES: IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICE DELIVERY AT MUNICIPAL LEVEL has been held on the 2nd of July 2019 at 11.00 a.m at Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel.

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Lebanon

Call for proposals on local authorities: “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”

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Call for proposals on local authorities: “Improving infrastructure and service delivery at municipal level”

June, 17 2019
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation is seeking project proposals focusing on the rehabilitation and improvement of municipal infrastructure and services in Lebanon. The initiative has been launched in order to contribute to the response to the Syrian Crisis, thus all the proposed projects must have an impact on local communities and Syrian refugees. AICS component of the Programme in Lebanon aims at improving the delivery and quality of municipal services, involving the Lebanese municipalities and Unions of municipalities in the implementation of projects focusing on the rehabilitation of critical public infrastructure.

The deadline for submission of proposals is the 5th of August 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Beirut time.
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Lebanon

National Steering Committee in Beirut

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National Steering Committee in Beirut

May, 14 2019

The protracted Syrian conflict has led to a substantial internal displacement of the population in Syria -where over 13 million people are in need of urgent assistance- as well as to an inflow of 6 million displaced individuals to Syria’s neighbouring countries. These countries cannot cope with the massive refugee crisis in the medium to the long term unless significant support is provided to strengthen the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees, and to empower the affected population, both socially and economically, by ensuring efficient access to services.

The European Union has been active in responding to this crisis, and in December 2014, the European Trust Fund “the Madad Fund” was launched to provide a coherent and reinforced aid response to the Syrian crisis on a regional scale, responding primarily to the needs of refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, as well as of the communities hosting the refugees and their administrations, in particular as regards resilience and early recovery.

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Italian Cooperation (IC) have signed an Agreement with the EU “Madad” Trust Fund to implement the Programme: “Resilience & Social Cohesion Programme (RSCP) - strengthening the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (Kurdistan)”.

National Steering Commitees have been set up in the three target Countries in order to provide guidance and direction at a national and local level; ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency; build a consensus around the Programme’s initiatives and planned results. The first meeting of the National Steering Committees took place the 15thof April in Erbil, the 5thof May in Amman and the 14thof May in Beirut.

Relevant National Authorities’ representatives, stakeholders and International Organisations involved in complementary Programmes have been invited in order to ensure an effective coordination at national level.

Jordan

National Steering Committee in Jordan

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National Steering Committee in Jordan

May, 05 2019
The protracted Syrian conflict has led to a substantial internal displacement of the population in Syria -where over 13 million people are in need of urgent assistance- as well as to an inflow of 6 million displaced individuals to Syria’s neighbouring countries. These countries cannot cope with the massive refugee crisis in the medium to the long term unless significant support is provided to strengthen the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees, and to empower the affected population, both socially and economically, by ensuring efficient access to services.

The European Union has been active in responding to this crisis, and in December 2014, the European Trust Fund “the Madad Fund” was launched to provide a coherent and reinforced aid response to the Syrian crisis on a regional scale, responding primarily to the needs of refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, as well as of the communities hosting the refugees and their administrations, in particular as regards resilience and early recovery.

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Italian Cooperation (IC) have signed an Agreement with the EU “Madad” Trust Fund to implement the Programme: “Resilience & Social Cohesion Programme (RSCP) - strengthening the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (Kurdistan)”.

National Steering Commitees have been set up in the three target Countries in order to provide guidance and direction at a national and local level; ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency; build a consensus around the Programme’s initiatives and planned results. The first meeting of the National Steering Committees took place the 15thof April in Erbil, the 5thof May in Amman and the 14thof May in Beirut.

Relevant National Authorities’ representatives, stakeholders and International Organisations involved in complementary Programmes have been invited in order to ensure an effective coordination at national level.

KRI

National Steering Committee in KRI

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National Steering Committee in KRI

April, 15 2019
The protracted Syrian conflict has led to a substantial internal displacement of the population in Syria -where over 13 million people are in need of urgent assistance- as well as to an inflow of 6 million displaced individuals to Syria’s neighbouring countries. These countries cannot cope with the massive refugee crisis in the medium to the long term unless significant support is provided to strengthen the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees, and to empower the affected population, both socially and economically, by ensuring efficient access to services.

The European Union has been active in responding to this crisis, and in December 2014, the European Trust Fund “the Madad Fund” was launched to provide a coherent and reinforced aid response to the Syrian crisis on a regional scale, responding primarily to the needs of refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, as well as of the communities hosting the refugees and their administrations, in particular as regards resilience and early recovery.

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Italian Cooperation (IC) have signed an Agreement with the EU “Madad” Trust Fund to implement the Programme: “Resilience & Social Cohesion Programme (RSCP) - strengthening the resilience of host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (Kurdistan)”.

National Steering Commitees have been set up in the three target Countries in order to provide guidance and direction at a national and local level; ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency; build a consensus around the Programme’s initiatives and planned results. The first meeting of the National Steering Committees took place the 15thof April in Erbil, the 5thof May in Amman and the 14thof May in Beirut.

Relevant National Authorities’ representatives, stakeholders and International Organisations involved in complementary Programmes have been invited in order to ensure an effective coordination at national level.