Description of the Project:
Reducing the barriers of lacking capacities and networks by developing a Program Document as a basis to upgrade the networks and to draft the necessary related training to ensure sustainable network operation for the provision of reliable data for small-scale hydropower planning.
Collection & analysis of existing studies and baseline information; meetings with relevant stake-holders in both countries (ministries, hydrological services, etc.); analysis of existing networks, of data collection, processing, analysis, storage and retrieving, of current staff, their capacities and training needs, of current constraints to sustainable operation of existing networks, of existing institutions in the region to provide training; evaluation of stakeholders’ awareness about upgrading of hydrological networks; inception and mission report and comprehensive Program Document (proposed measures, timeline, budget).
Results: 3-year Program Document for both countries on creating/upgrading the hydro-meteorological network and database including necessary capacity building.