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Climate risk assessment of Tanzanian dam project

The Kikonge Hydropower Project, which is part of the Tanzanian Power Supply Master Plan, includes a multipurpose dam for irrigation, hydropower production and other uses such as the upstream part of the dam for fishing, tourism, irrigation and mining.

Through involvement in the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), Genesis provided support for the climate change risk assessment and the financing strategy of the feasibility study to promote climate resilience, transboundary water management and pro-poor development.

Genesis drafted an outline business case and a financing strategy for the project. We also undertook an economic assessment of the potential impact of various climate change scenarios overlaid with different options for the design of the dam.

The economic analysis included an assessment of the potential risks arising from climate change and quantified these risks for dam designs that could cater for different climate scenarios.

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