Hydropower, a sustainable source of energy with almost zero input cost, can play an important role in Nepal’s economic future. The Government of Nepal increasingly looks to hydropower as a means to reduce poverty and help the country grow economically. It aims to ensure that development is aligned with environmental and social safeguards according to international standards and good industry practice. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has always played a critical role in Nepal’s hydropower development process, and the need for information on EIA will only grow as hydropower projects scale up and increase throughout the country.
Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu
28 September 2018
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Laxmi Dutt Bhatta & Kanchan Shrestha
In this context, a one-day workshop supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Paani Program and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with Australian Aid, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), will bring together different national stakeholders in Kathmandu. This workshop aims to enhance stakeholder understanding of the content of the Ministry of Forests and Environment’s (MOFE) hydropower EIA Manual and the support needed for its implementation, including future capacity building opportunities.