Unlocking sustainability potential through capacity building interventions

Kintamani 6
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
08:00 – 09:15 WITA


Capacity building programmes play a crucial role in equipping hydropower developers, governments and local communities with tools, knowledge and expertise to make informed decisions towards a robust and resilient hydropower sector that aligns with global sustainability goals.

Our capacity building programmes aim to foster in-country expertise to measure and guide hydropower development through the application of the Hydropower Sustainability Standard (HSS). The intended impact is that more sustainable hydropower is planned and developed thanks to strengthened institutional capacity, enhanced skills to manage environmental, social and governance issues, and increased access to climate finance investments.

The session will bring together partners from the capacity building programmes in Tajikistan, Indonesia, Colombia and Albania supported by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to share experience and lessons learned on the application of the HSS.


  • Alain Kilajian, Deputy Executive Director, Hydropower Sustainability Alliance (Moderator)
  • Abdul Malik Sadat Idris, Director of Regional Development 1 (Sumatera-Java-Bali), Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas)
  • Violette Ruppanner, Counselor, Head of Economic Cooperation and Development SECO, Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia
  • Ramziya Mubrorakshoeva, Deputy General Director, Head of Resource Mobilisation Unit, Pamir Energy
  • Bhanu Pokharel, Managing Director, Urja Developers

Session objectives

• Learn about the environmental, social and economic advantages that arise from adopting sustainability practices

• Discuss capacity building strategies for effective adoption of sustainability practices into company policies and regulatory frameworks

• Understand the challenges and opportunities of implementing the HSS through case studies and success stories from around the world


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