This is the platform for the all web-based learning for ICH Africa 2021 courses. 

Due to the continued global health crisis and travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are actively utilizing this online platform as a channel for relaying ICH courses to maintain skills development through virtual distant learning.

This platform is under continuous updates and development as we try to customize the content to meet the lecturers and participants needs to the highest standards. We hope this tool is intuitive and easy to use so that you can follow the classes without difficulties.   

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From Strategy to Execution

The main objective of this training is to give participants a thorough understanding of the concepts of operation and maintenance of hydropower plants with best practice practical examples.

The course aims to facilitate participants with the capacity to identify performance indicators that support the maintenance decision-making process, thus develop solid internal condition assessment tools so as to gain consistency within their Power plants

This ICH training will contribute to the ongoing efforts of mitigating the sedimentation problems of reservoirs for more sustainable uses by exploring and disseminating practical methods and strategies that are viable to apply in handling sediments in a more eco-nomically, technically and environmentally feasible way. Participants will learn practical cost-effective, innovative, technical solutions to reservoir sedimentation for optimum benefits of the water resources in Africa.

Fundamentals of Revenue Protection and Metering

The Revenue Protection, Infrastructure Security and Metering course has been developed as a comprehensive and interactive course focused on reducing revenue leakages in electricity utility companies. The course is designed to empower people involved in day-to-day operations, including processes that impact revenue losses, with strategic direction on Revenue Protection and Infrastructure security, alongside practical interventions for planning and developing Revenue Protection solutions. The course is presented in a modular format, intended to progressively build, and sustain capacity development for effective revenue protection management and infrastructure security in a changing environment.

A well formulated financial model is a clear reflection of key business assumptions that can be applied to test scenarios and predict potential financial outcomes.

These outcomes are then used to perform investment appraisals and make informed business decisions.

The course will cover essential topics including funding mechanics, operational analysis, and investment metrics.
It will give a robust platform for analysis of the planning process of a project, with emphasis on the financial considerations as well as legal and institutional framework.

Participants will learn the financial modelling techniques needed to build a best practice financial model suitable for PPA structuring, investment analysis and operational scenario evaluation.

Risk assessment and the main terms and strategy for negotiation of PPAs will be discussed.

The course will be elaborate on key areas of integration in terms of human rights and share examples to facilitate the understanding of approaches. Key areas covered will be those of engagement needs and design, livelihood, and gender, ESG (including human rights), ecosystem services, and natural resources. The course will also share lessons learned in relation to labour influx and to facilitate a broad exchange of information and views on social impact management in energy, resource, and infrastructure projects. The course addresses how human rights perspectives can be central in reducing conflicts and ensuring project approval. 

This pilot course is a comprehensive addition to the fundamentals covered in previous ICH Dam Safety Africa trainings. It will provide participants with in-depth practical examples of dam safety monitoring, key elements involved in designing and managing these programs, whilst offering tools for effective inspection, monitoring, risk assessment, operation, and maintenance of dams.

Critical Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) strategies for safety will be presented. Climate change and its impact on dam safety will be an integral part of this training.

This introduction to asset management course will focus on the fundamentals and concept applications of asset management in hydropower. 

Developing asset management policies, strategies and systems that support the effective management of hydropower assets will be demonstrated as modelled on the ISO 55000 standards combined with the performance- based maintenance model, optimizing the lifecycle of hydropower infrastructures, whilst ensuring people and equipment safety.

Good asset management is a key enabler for Africa’s hydropower sector and positively contributes to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.