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The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 9-11 May

Addis Ababa is often referred to as ‘the political capital of Africa’, because it is home of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the latter being the venue of the 2017 World Hydropower Congress.

The UN Conference Centre

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) lies in the heart of Addis Ababa and was built by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1961. It combines architectural elegance with the latest technology and offers a practical layout for large scale meetings and conferences. An extension was added to the compound ten years after it was built to create an outdoor area that mirrors the internal space, a feature which has become the compound's most recognisable characteristic. If you have a spare five minutes during the conference it might be worth a visiting Africa Hall, the compounds other main conference area, where Afewerk Tekle's stained glass triptych hangs.


UN(ECA) Conference Centre

Please enter via Gate 2

ECA road
Addis Ababa


gate 2 uneca