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Workshop 3: Climate resilience for hydropower projects (8 May, morning)

Many countries are seeking a better understanding of climate change impacts – both positive and negative - and are beginning to build strategies and approaches to incorporate climate resilience into their plans.

A likely next step among partners working in this field is to develop sector guidelines for both climate change adaptation services and for the incorporation of climate resilience into the existing hydropower facilities currently at risk, new hydropower facilities, and modernisation projects.

To address this risk, the World Bank has launched an initiative to produce a practical set of climate resilience guidelines aimed at ensuring both existing and future hydropower projects are resilient to climate change.

This workshop on climate resilience will be an opportunity to hear good practices from key global players and introduce the proposed guidelines or tools for building climate resilience into both planned and existing hydropower projects.

In this session, representatives from developing countries will give their perspectives on how climate resilience will play a central role in hydropower development in their jurisdiction. One example will be the Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (Afri-Res), a joint initiative of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the World Bank.

Afri-Res aims to strengthen the capacity of African institutions and implement investments resilient to climate variability in key sectors including energy, water, transport, agriculture and ecosystems.

Focus session

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Pravin Karki
Senior Hydropower Specialist, World Bank Group
Marco Braun
Hydroclimatology Specialist, Ouranos
Gabriel Azevedo
Head of Environment, Social & Governance Division, IIC
Bill Girling 2017
Senior hydropower sector analyst
Senior Hydropower Advisor, Mott MacDonald
Senior Expert, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), Economic Commission for Africa
Tammy Chu 2017
Managing Director, Entura
Senior Water Resources Specialist, Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI)