29 May Becoming competitive in procurements financed by the multilateral development banks

“As a step towards increasing the number of Swedish companies that are awarded contracts financed by the multilateral development banks we welcome you to this seminar.

During two days Business Sweden’s experts and representatives from six different multilateral development banks will present how the banks operate, which countries they are active in with planned projects, and how you can become competitive in procurements financed by the development banks. You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and have one-on-one meetings with procurements officers and technical experts from the African Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank Group (WB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Investment Bank (EIB).”

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22 May NIB increases EUR 500 million NEB 2024 to EUR 1 billion

“On Thursday 11 May, NIB increased the NIB Environmental Bond (NEB) 2024 by EUR 500 million to EUR 1 billion to support lending to selected environmental projects. In accordance with NIB’s Environmental Bond Framework, the use of proceeds from this transaction will be allocated to a separate account for onward disbursement of loans to new environmental projects. NIB does not refinance existing project with NEB proceeds.

This transaction makes the NEB due 2024, NIB’s biggest outstanding environmental bond. The issue will finance environmental projects that are mainly located in the Nordic region, and that fulfil the standards of NIB’s Environmental Bond Framework.”

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22 May Call for proposals 2017-2021: Supporting civil society in education

“Ten organizations have been invited to participate in the next round by presenting full project proposal for stage 2 of the application process.

The deadline for submission is 4 June 2017 (for invited organizations ONLY). The ten invited organizations can find forms and guidelines relevant to the submission below.

Norad received 48 applications under this call for propocals and processed the 44 applications that fulfilled the formal requirements.

Outside of the formal requirements, the following criteria were used as a basis for selection:

  • The quality of the concept note seen in relation to the priorities and the assessment criteria indicated in the call for proposal.
  • The organizations management and implementation capacity.
  • Previous experience and results working in the education sector in the project country/project area.

See questions and answer received in advance of stage 2 at the bottom of this page, below the call for proposals. 

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22 May Becoming competitive in procurements financed by the multilateral development banks

“As a step towards increasing the number of Swedish companies that are awarded contracts financed by the multilateral development banks we welcome you to this seminar.

During two days Business Sweden’s experts and representatives from six different multilateral development banks will present how the banks operate, which countries they are active in with planned projects, and how you can become competitive in procurements financed by the development banks. You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and have one-on-one meetings with procurements officers and technical experts from the African Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank Group (WB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Investment Bank (EIB).”

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15 May 22ND OF MAY: NABA AND INTERNATIONAL SOS AFRICA TRAVEL RISK AWARENESS MASTERCLASS

“Is your company venturing into Africa and are your employees adequately prepared for travel in Africa? 

The global health and security landscapes are ever-changing, and emerging markets such as Africa is no exception. Africa is a complex security environment, with the risks varying enormously from country to country and district to district, and many businesses have operations in higher risk locations.

Join our half day seminar on the 22nd of May from 09:00 till 12:00 at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO, Middelthunsgate 27) where medical and security experts from International SOS and Control Risks will give an overview of the risks associated with operating in Africa, and give you a briefing on how best to prepare your workforce assigned to the region.”

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15 May Travel Risk Management in Africa – Breakfast Meeting

SWEACC invites you to a breakfast meeting about travel risk management in Africa, on May 16.

The traveling employee is a stakeholder in – and a customer of – responsible travel management. The social and ethical dimension of responsible travel management goes beyond sustainable procurement. Business travel has become an integral part of conducting business and as such needs to be considered in duty of care with health and safety policies.

Time: May 16th 07.30 – 09.00 (09.30)
Place: DLA Piper, Kungsgatan 9, Stockholm

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15 May Becoming competitive in procurements financed by the multilateral development banks

“As a step towards increasing the number of Swedish companies that are awarded contracts financed by the multilateral development banks we welcome you to this seminar.

During two days Business Sweden’s experts and representatives from six different multilateral development banks will present how the banks operate, which countries they are active in with planned projects, and how you can become competitive in procurements financed by the development banks. You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and have one-on-one meetings with procurements officers and technical experts from the African Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank Group (WB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Investment Bank (EIB).”

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08 May NIB confirms EUR 248 million for green buildings in Sweden

“NIB and the Swedish commercial property company Vasakronan AB have signed a long-term loan agreement of SEK 2,345 million (EUR 248 million) for the renovation and construction of green buildings in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

The ten-year maturity loan is funded with the proceeds of NIB Environmental Bonds. The loan will finance two new commercial properties, which are both to receive Platinum status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system.

One of the buildings is Sergelhuset, located beside Sergel’s Square in the heart of Stockholm. Sergelhuset will be renovated and transformed into office space, shops, a hotel and apartments with a gross floor area of 85,000 square metres. Construction will start in the summer of 2017 and be completed by the end of 2020.”

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08 May AIIB Approves First Loan to India for $160 million to Support Power Sector

“The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a loan of US$160 million in support of the Andhra Pradesh – 24×7 Power for All project in the Republic of India with the objective to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

The Project is part of the Government of India’s Power for All program that was launched in 2014 to provide an efficient, reliable and affordable electricity supply to all consumers across selected states within five years from the start of implementation of the program in each state. Andhra Pradesh is one of the first states selected for the rollout of the Power for All program.”

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08 May Afreximbank Grants $300 million to National Bank of Egypt to Support Industrialisation

Cairo, 29 April 2017: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has granted a $300-million financing facility to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to support Egypt’s industrialisation efforts.

Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank, and Hesham Okasha, Chairman of NBE, signed the facility agreement for the Industrialization Support Facility on behalf of their respective institutions during a ceremony held at the offices of NBE in Cairo on 27 April.

Dr. Oramah said that the facility would support Egypt’s Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SME) Initiative, which was launched in 2016 to provide five billion Egyptian pounds in loans to medium-sized companies in the industrial and agricultural sectors which constitute the main tradable sectors of the economy.”

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