UNIDO supports hydropower development in Africa

UNIDO supports hydropower development in Africa

LUSAKA, 6 November 2018 – The 8th “Hydropower for Today” Forum, which opened today in Zambia’s capital, explored opportunities related to hydropower for productive and business activities targeting eastern and southern African countries.

The Secretary General of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern African Countries (COMESA), the Chinese ambassador to Zambia, and the Permanent Secretary of the Zambian Ministry of Water Resources delivered keynote speeches.

“UNIDO very strongly supports the development of hydropower in Africa”, said GUO Li, Director of the UNIDO Centre for South-South Industrial Cooperation (UCSSIC/China). “Hydropower is clean, affordable and affordable, and hydropower can help lift people out of poverty!”

In parallel, the International Centre of Small Hydropower (ICSHP), COMESA and UCSSIC/China organized a workshop on Small Hydropower for technical and managerial staff. About 150 participants from sixAfrican countries and three nternational organizations attended the Forum.

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GUO Li

Director

 UNIDO Centre for South-South Industrial Cooperation (Beijing)

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