Mozambique's Mphanda Nkuwa 水电专业ject commits to sustainability
A significant step has been taken towards more sustainable hydropower in Mozambique, with a collaboration between Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Project Implementation Office (GMNK), representing the Government of Mozambique acting through the Ministry of Mineral 资源 and 能源 (MIREME), and the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
The new partnership is building capacity within the Mozambique energy sector, with 培训 from IHA in how to improve the sustainability performance of 水电专业jects, as well as providing guidance on the development of the Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower plant.
若昂哥, IHA’s Head of 可持续性 said: “This partnership aims to build awareness, facilitate dialogue and strengthen local institutional capacity to manage environmental, 社会治理问题. GMNK have shown their strong commitment to hydropower sustainability and IHA is delighted to be working with them on this initiative.”
卡洛斯百胜, Executive Director at GMNK said: “The Mozambique Government is committed to a sustainable and clean energy system and hydropower has a central role to play in this. GMNK is very pleased to be collaborating with IHA on how to optimise the sustainability of the Mphanda Nkuwa project and expect to also gain important knowledge and lessons on how to approach future 水电专业jects as well.”
A 培训 course focused on how to assess the project’s sustainability using the internationally-recognised 水电可持续esball国际app的工具 is being delivered this week and has been made possible with financial support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).
An assessment of the project using the Environmental, Social and Governance Gap Analysis Tool or HESG will also be implemented with the financial support of NORAD.
科斯塔补充说:“这些 HESG enables 水电专业ject proponents and investors to identify and address gaps against international good practice across environmental, social and governance performance criteria. The tool provides an action plan to help project teams address any gaps against good practice. It is divided into 12 sections which are compatible with IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards and the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework.”
HESG criteria includes project benefits, 社区的影响, 基础设施安全, 公共卫生, 文化遗产, 原住民, biodiversity and invasive species, 侵蚀和沉积, climate change mitigation and resilience, 等.
This week’s 培训 course had participants from government ministries and other key institutions in the energy sector such as: National Utility (Electricidade de Moçambique), the Cahora Bassa’s hydropower plant, 能源监管局, 以及Energia国家基金. Non-governmental and civil society organisations attending included Justiça Ambiental, 先涛公司Terra万岁, 世界自然基金会, and the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique.
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is a non-profit membership organisation committed to sustainable hydropower. 我们的使命 is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.
IHA 可持续性 is a non-profit sub-division of IHA. 它管理 水电可持续esball国际app的工具 在授权之下 Hydropower 可持续性 Council 和它的 治理委员会. 作为其管理角色的一部分, IHA 可持续性 designs and delivers 培训 and accreditation courses to practitioners in the use of the 水电可持续esball国际app的工具. It also assists hydropower developers and operators to identify accredited assessors for independent project sustainability assessments.
For more information about the 水电可持续esball国际app的工具, visit www.hydrosustainability.org.