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| EN Draft plan for Chimoio’s Excellence Center Hydropower Division Juan Pablo Villa
|| Villa, Juan Pablo
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| Year of publication
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|| Universitäd Oldenburg
| Type of publication
| General topic
|| Excellence Center Hydropower Division
| Regional focus
|| Mozambique general
|| Mozambique has large amounts of hydro resources which could contribute strongly to
increase the electrification rate and the development of the rural economies.
The resources have been known to exist in different areas of the country for a long time,
but was always the responsibility of organizations, usually bringing experts from
abroad, to design and implement projects in the HP field, thus nulling the possibility of
local professionals to acquire experience. The lack of proper local training made this
effect even more noticeable.
In a join partnership with local Institutions of Higher Education and under its Capacity
Building program, GIZ AMES-M, planned to develop a training Center that would
allow local instructors to prepare the future Mozambican professionals in the
The present document prepares the ground for such a center to be developed. A detailed
analysis of each stakeholders was done, identifying what their self-set goals are and
how can they contribute to the project. A risk assessment analysis was carried,
identifying the factors that could endanger the center and those that could prevent the
stakeholders to achieve their objectives.
A Capabilities assessment was performed on the local institutions to understand which
are the courses and knowledge related to the field of hydropower available and how
could they be used in the center.
The Terms of Reference for the Chimoio’s Excellence Center - Hydropower Division
was written balancing the interests of the different stakeholders and aiming for the best
outcome for all.
Finally a short Investment analysis was performed on the expected expenses for the
initial stages of the establishment of the center.
Draft plan for Chimoio’s Excellence Center - Hydropower Division