Rudo Sanyanga

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International Rivers
Job title:
Africa Program Director
For Africa's Rivers
Personal bio:
Working to protect people from the destructive impacts of large dams and helping communities affected by dams to seek reparations.
Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 02:49
This Article was previously published in the Perspectives #02/2017: Putting People Back Into Infrastructure
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 01:58
It’s been three years since the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Africa signed a bilateral treaty to develop Inga 3, one of Africa’s largest dam projects. The treaty stipulates that South Africa will be the principal buyer of power generated at Inga 3 Dam when it’s constructed on the Congo River. 
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 11:43
Earlier this month, we asked our supporters to take action to protect Kenya’s Lake Turkana. Many of you answered the call, flooding the inboxes of World Heritage Committee members with hundreds of emails urging them to save this World Heritage site and the people who depend on it.
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 06:32
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 14:47
The Board of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation will meet on March 20 to discuss technical assistance funding for the Inga 3 hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after an earlier meeting was cancelled in February.
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 16:28
Africa’s poorest nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo, plans to build the world’s largest and most expensive hydropower dam, Grand Inga on the Congo River’s Inga Falls. A day before I left for the DRC, the huge project took a significant step forward with the signing of a “cooperation treaty” by the DRC and South African governments.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 13:48
Although I had spent many years working on the Zambezi River, the lower Zambezi region in Mozambique was unfamiliar to me. I had crossed the Zambezi at the Tete Bridge a few times before but had never been on the stretch between the Cahora Bassa Dam and Tete town in Mozambique, the site for the proposed Mphanda Nkuwa Dam. I therefore readily agreed when our partners Justica Ambiental (JA) asked me to come and speak at an event marking the International Day of Action for Rivers on March 14th in Tete.
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:43
The Kariba Dam holds back Africa’s biggest reservoir. Millions of people live downstream of it in the Zambezi River Basin. The safety of the 53-year-old dam has been called into question a few times, for various reasons.
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 10:17
Reporting from the COP-17 climate meeting, DurbanRudo speaking at COP-17Photo: Songqiao YaoSouth Africa’s President Jacob Zuma launched the  COP 17 climate meeting in Durban last week with a speech on the potential for green energy to help build economic growth in South Africa. In a land blessed with huge potential for solar, wind, energy efficiency and other green energy sources, Zuma chose to highlight Africa’s biggest dam, the Grand Inga, on the Congo River. South Africa and DR Congo had signed an agreement to build the massive dam just days prior to the COP meeting.