26 February 2016
With Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund (PGTF) support, the International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) organized study tours welcoming technical experts from Asian and Latin American countries to China to demonstrate the achievements of small hydropower developments, and green hydropower practices in river basins. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 professionals and officials from India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Uruguay joined the workshops and study tours.
About the partners
The Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund (PGTF) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1983, to support activities in economic and technical cooperation among developing countries members of the Group of 77. PGTF is managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).
To date, PGTF has provided catalytic financial support to 278 cooperative projects carried out by three or more developing countries. 125 countries have received or benefited from small grants that facilitated South-South partnerships and networks among institutions of the global South. The fund supported activities in various fields: technical cooperation, food and agriculture, trade, technology, information exchange and others.
International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) is a public and non‐profit institution established within the Ministry of Water Resources and also directly reporting to the Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples’ Republic of China. ICSHP’s mission is to promote small hydropower development worldwide. Among its activities, it manages the International Network on Small Hydro Power, an international organization with more than 400 members from 78 countries.
Since its establishment, through partnerships with UNIDO and UNDP, ICSHP has provided technical services including turn‐key project implementation, training, equipment supply and installation, and advisory services, for small hydropower developments in Cameroon, the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Mali, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia.