Deadline: 07-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The program seeks to improve hydropower governance through the uptake of environmental and social standards and transparency in decision-making through 4 objectives.
(i) Improve and ensure implementation of policy and regulatory frameworks for the hydro sector to promote implementation of best practice E&S standards in Lao PDR,
(ii) Enable capacity in practical E&S risk management for government agencies (i.e. river basin committees) and other basin stakeholders to anticipate, evaluate, and manage cumulative impacts of hydro investments in selected river basins in Lao PDR.
(iii) Enable adoption of best practice E&S standards by regional banks investing in hydropower development in the Mekong region, to influence the way they assess their hydro investments.
(iv) Enable adoption of best practice E&S standards by hydropower companies to develop and implement E&S management systems for their companies and hydropower projects in the Mekong region.