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2017 World Hydropower Congress: registration open

The congress is being convened by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), with the African Union Commission, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank and the Global Energy Interconnection initiative.

The three-day event is intended to chart the course for hydropower’s role in delivering the new, resilient, clean energy mix, and responsible freshwater management for all.

The congress aims to create a better-connected sector that will help hydropower to make the greatest possible contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The congress agenda covers the full range of topics influencing planning and investment decisions, including international industry good practice, state-of-the-art developments, market incentives and sector priorities.

Where the world meets

The African Union Headquarters and the United Nations Conference Centre will be host to the official plenary day and the two business days of the congress. Senior participants from more than 70 countries will participate in the congress, which takes place in Africa for the first time.

The programme

More than 150 speakers will confront ideas and explore solutions for the most challenging issues facing the sector: project planning, private sector involvement, environmental and social performance and bench-marking. Benefit from unique insights from world experts and leaders.

Early-bird discounts

Book your ticket before 28 February and benefit from up to 20% discount and individual IHA membership. Up to 35% discount on bed and breakfast accommodation in Addis Ababa is also available for a limited period of time. Book now to save money and make the most of your congress experience.

Whether you are attending for the first time or are a previous participant, the team at IHA is here to assist you. Let us know if you have any questions about your attendance and we will gladly help you through any practical questions.

Register today at www.hydropower.org/congress.

Contact: communications team, International Hydropower Association, communications@hydropower.org, +44208 652 5290

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit, international organisation working to advance sustainable hydropower. IHA has members active in more than 100 countries, and also partners with other international organisations, research institutions, governments and civil society. The association’s mission is “to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, freshwater management and climate change solutions.”