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Webinar recording: Small scale hydro opportunities in East Africa

Considering falling precipitation and changing weather patterns throughout Africa, the business case for small scale hydropower in decentralised areas is looking up  – from opportunities in the maintenance of projects to creating hybrid hydropower technology for mini-grids and exploring productive use of power in standalone projects.

  • What then are the skills needed on the ground to drive and upscale the use of small scale hydropower in isolated communities?
  • How is private sector financing stepping up to explore this sector?
  • What are the best practices being identified around skills needed to drive and upscale the use of small scale hydropower in isolated communities?

The South African Hydropower Atlas: an evaluative framework to quantify hydropower potential – Anja Bekker, University of Pretoria, South Africa

A Developer’s perspective on GETFIT type hydro procurement programmes – Anton-Louis Oliver, Managing Director, REH Group South Africa & Eben de Vos


Wim Jonker Klunne |Small Scale Hydropower Expert, Hydro4Africa, South Africa


  • Carol Rosenlund |Head of Africa, International Centre for Hydropower, Norway
  • Chris Bale | Chief Executive Officer, responsibility Renewable Energy, Kenya
  • Dan Marlone | HYPOSO Project Manager, Hydro Power, Association of Uganda

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