Dam Safety Training Series

19.09.2019 Laura

Yangon, Myanmar Week 44 | Date:  29 October - 1 November, 2019 | Application deadline: 10 October, 2019


Strengthening Hazard Management and Social Awareness in Dam Safety in Myanmar

Improving awareness of disaster risk and hazards management measures and practices can contribute to the sustainability and social and environmental acceptability of new dams and their power production facilities while factoring in the implications of climate change and opportunities for implementing adaption measures.



The course content will support efforts to strengthen the capacity of participants on aspects related to dam safety and social awareness in the context of public and private sector entities active in the development and operation of hydropower dams in Myanmar in a joint effort with development finance institutions.

International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) and IFC under the Myanmar Hydropower Developers’ Association (MHDA) join efforts in a 4-day intensive training course for technical practitioners in the public and private sector in Myanmar.

The 4-day course includes extensive technical content, including sessions related to the following topics:

  • Introduction to Disaster Risk Management and modern dam safety practice. Social Awareness
  • Understanding climate risks and natural hazards of Myanmar and adaptive measures
  • Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Approaches: preparedness, response and recovery for dam safety
  • Safer Development of new dams through improved design codes and construction practice
  • Cross-cutting issues in disaster risk management
  • Case studies from dam incidents from around the world
  • Myanmar institutional framework

This course is aimed at Myanmar professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience in the hydropower and dam sector. The target audience are members of the Myanmar Hydropower Developers’ Association (project developers, operators, consultants and vendors) and Government of Myanmar.

Application and registration process
The application deadline is 10th October 2019
No applications will be received after the deadline.
Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Application and Registration Process

  • Please be diligent in filling in the form. Your background information is relevant for the selection process
  • Please bear in mind the specific profile description for the target groups for the course
  • Proficiency in English is compulsory for all courses
  • Women are encouraged to apply.
  • The given seat is not transferable once the selection process has been completed.

The organizers reserve the right to accept or reject any applicant based on their qualifications and experience.

You can access the official ICH Application at http://form.ich.no/

Please follow the link and implement complete registration. Select the course named

Strengthening Hazard Management and Social Awareness in Dam Safety in Myanmar


More information, please contact:
Laura Bull
Head of Studies

Kate Lazarus
Asia ESG Advisory Lead, Environment, Social and Governance


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