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Pravin Karki

Pravin KARKI

Pravin Karki

Senior Hydropower Specialist, World Bank Group

Pravin Karki has over 25 years of professional experience relating to hydropower and water resources, mainly in hydropower engineering, international policy and academic research. He completed his bachelor’s degree in water resources and hydraulic structures from the Czech Technical University followed by an MSc in hydropower engineering from Norway.

He graduated with a MPhil in engineering for sustainable development from Darwin College, Cambridge University, UK. He joined the World Bank in 2008 and is currently in the Energy and Extractives Global Practice working on hydropower projects, mainly in Asia. Prior to working in the World Bank, Pravin worked at BPC Nepal, Statkraft Norway and the International Hydropower Association.

Pravin Karki is leading the World Bank's work on sediment management and climate change resilience in the hydropower and dam sectors.

Associated sessions

7 May
09:00 - 12:00

Workshop 1: State-of-the-art sediment management practices (7 May, morning)

Type: Focus session

Improvements in sediment management are being implemented to reduce the loss of reservoir storage capacity resulting from sedimentation.

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8 May
09:00 - 12:00

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

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group

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... (Read more)

11 May
11:00 - 12:30

Climate resilience

Type: Focus session

Many countries are seeking a better understanding of climate change impacts – both positive and negative – and are beginning to build strategies and approaches to climate resilience into their plans for the development of new hydropower... (Read more)

11 May
14:30 - 16:00

Climate bonds for hydropower

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: Climate Bonds Initiative

Climate bonds and green bonds are examples of the emerging instruments for green finance and investment in the energy sector that could be used for hydropower.  They are fixed income loans created to specifically finance and refinance projects... (Read more)