Hydropower for Sustainable Development

Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011 took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 March – 1st April 2011.

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Invited high-level policy makers, regional planners, civil society representatives, industry leaders and the financial sector gathered to discuss solutions for sustainable development in Africa, and the role that sustainable hydropower can play in solving water and energy challenges.


The conference programme comprised four themes:

  • Africa renewable energy potential, including hydropower development in Ethiopia
  • Regional cooperation for water and energy, including transboundary issues.
  • Sustainability and good practices
  • Finance and investments

The conference aimed to give participants an opportunity to exchange on regional perspectives, experiences and responses that are pertinent to the themes.

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