FutureDAMS was well represented at a recent panel at the Development Studies Association annual conference, at the University of Manchester in June.

Convened by Filippo Menga, a recent addition to our advisory board, the panel examined different approach to benefit sharing for large dam projects.

Jamie Skinner of IIED and Capacity Director with FutureDAMS presented a paper on ‘Innovative approaches to financing local development for communities affected by hydropower reservoirs in Guinea’, based on his recent experiences working on the Global Water Initiative – West Africa.


Additional research, reports and insights around the experience of dam projects in Guinea can be found here.

Barnaby Dye, who joins FutureDAMS as a Research Associate also presented his research on benefit sharing using case studies from Rwanda and Tanzania.

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