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Agenda

9 May
09:00 - 10:30

Opening session: Achieving sustainable development goals: Plenary

Type: Plenary session
Co-convenors: African Union Commission

With the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, governments from around the world have sent a clear signal to decision-makers and civil society.

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9 May
11:00 - 12:30

Opening session: Visions for an interconnected world: Plenary

Type: Plenary session

The ways in which low-carbon, reliable and sustainable energy will be provided in the future are being designed today.

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9 May
13:00 - 14:00

Inga development

Type: Interval

The Grand Inga project, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has the potential to transform Africa’s power sector.  The project will be built in a series of stages and when fully completed could be the largest power station in the world... (Read more)

9 May
13:00 - 14:00

Social aspects

Type: Interval

Social aspects can be challenging to overcome if developers are not able to gain the support from affected stakeholders and obtain a ‘social licence’.

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9 May
14:30 - 16:00

Water security for all: Plenary

Type: Plenary session

Freshwater management is a major challenge for society, especially in developing economies. It is also becoming increasingly difficult due to the impacts of climate change.

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9 May
16:30 - 18:00

Hydropower Preparation Support Facility: Plenary

Type: Plenary session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group

Properly planned hydropower projects can provide grid stability, energy storage and flexibility for balancing more variable renewable energy sources.

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9 May
19:00 - 23:00

Welcome dinner

Type: Associated event
Co-convenors:

Official Opening Dinner:  To officially welcome delegates to the 2017 World Hydropower Congress, attendees can expect to dine in an elegant setting, on a sumptuous international menu, surrounded by a flavour of Ethiopian decor and music: 

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