Wednesday 15 May 2019 | 11:15-12:30 | room: Mansart
This session aims to build or strengthen local resources to improve understanding and ownership of hydropower good practice.
Effective capacity building programmes look to increase the development, impact and sustainability of hydropower in developing countries by strengthening normative and institutional capacity within local regulators, developers and project owners.
Capacity is a complex concept, both in theory and in practice, and is typically defined as the ability to solve problems, make informed choices, define priorities and plan futures.
The objective of capacity building programmes in hydropower should thus focus on developing in-country resources, physical and intangible, to guide sustainable hydropower performance and ensure the long-term viability of project benefits.
The objective of the session is to share knowledge and lessons learned of how capacity building programmes in hydropower can effectively result in strengthened local institutional capacity and ensure the long-term viability of project benefits. Panellists will also discuss environmental flows and their importance to the sustainability of hydropower projects. Finally, panel dialogue will debate key recommendations going forward.