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Hydropower leaders confirm attendance at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress

A range of speakers representing highest level of governments, financial institutions, civil society organisations and industry have confirmed their attendance at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress, which takes place in Addis Ababa on 9–11 May 2017.

Speakers at the event will include:

  • Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia​
  • Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Abdalla Hamdok, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary, African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)
  • Gerson Lwenge, President, African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)
  • Wang Lin, CEO, China Three Gorges Corporation
  • Liu Zhenya, Chairman, Global Energy Interconnections Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)
  • Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General, IRENA
  • Mutaz Musa Abdullah Salim, Minister of Electricity and Water Resources, Sudan
  • Uwe Wehnhardt, President and CEO, Voith Hydro
  • Yves Rannou, President and CEO, Hydro, GE Renewable Energy
  • Sharbini Suhaili, Group CEO, Sarawak Energy
  • Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Mohamed Abdel Aty, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt
  • Bruno Kapandji Kalala, Minister, Grand Inga Development and Promotion Agency
  • Chen Guanfu, Executive Vice President, PowerChina
  • Azeb Asnake, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Power
  • Jason Zhengrong Lu, Acting Head, Global Infrastructure Facility
  • Li Li, President, China International Water & Electric Corporation
  • Lamu Audu, CEO, Mainstream Energy Solutions
  • Ragna Arnadottir, Deputy CEO, Landsvirkjun

You can discover the full list of speakers, find out more about the topics on the agenda and register your attendance at www.hydropower.org/congress.

The sixth World Hydropower Congress is being convened by the International Hydropower Association, with the African Union Commission, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank and the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (GEIDCO).

This three-day event will chart the course for hydropower’s role in delivering a new, resilient, clean energy mix and responsible freshwater management for all.

The congress will create a better-connected sector to maximise hydropower’s contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The congress agenda covers a broad range of topics relating to: planning and investment decisions, international industry good practice, technical innovations, market incentives and sector priorities.

More information is available at www.hydropower.org.

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.”

Contact: Alex Trembath, communications manager, International Hydropower Association – at@hydropower.org – +447507661755 – +4420 8652 5920

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