World Energy Council Says No African Civil Society

Monday, April 21, 2008

The World Energy Council has blocked the participation of communties affected by Inga and African civil society groups from attending a high level financing workshop in London 21-22 April 2008 to discuss the future of Inga hydropower development. Ironically, the World Energy Council invited the same individuals to its 2007 Inga workshop held in Gaborone, Botswana. International Rivers engaged in a two-month correspondence pressing for the inclusion of the African civil society and representatives of affected communities.

Read International Rivers' 10 Questions to participants of the World Energy Council's Inga Financing Workshop in London, 21-22 April 2008

Read our joint letter to the World Energy Council regarding this exclusion. (March 19, 2008)

Read a letter from Congolese civil society seeking support from their government. (March 10, 2008)

Read the World Energy Council's response. (March 20, 2008)

Read the Gaborone Declaration prepared by the civil society delegation which participated in WEC's March 2007 Workshop on Inga.