Sustainable Development

IHE has carried out comprehensive environmental and social studies in accordance with Ivorian legislation, the Operational Safeguards of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the performance standards of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

With only 2 households physically displaced, the Project was designed to minimize social impacts. Nevertheless, 290 households will be economically displaced on a permanent basis, essentially farmers and land owners and 438 households will be economically displaced on a temporary basis (essentially fishermen).

The Project is the first hydropower project in Cote d’Ivoire to compensate impact on fisheries, to include an ecological flow and to prepare a Biodiversity Action Plan designed to ensure net gains on critical habitats.

The increase of renewable energy in the national energy mix will reduce CO2 emissions by about 124 thousand tons per annum. The Project is also developing a Community Development Plan.

These studies, led by international experts, include an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and a Relocation Action Plan (RAP). The reports are available on the following links:

Download the ESIA report

Download the RAP report

Download the Supplementary package