Tajikistan – Qairokkum Climate Resilience Upgrade Phase 2

Associated Technical Cooperation (TC): Improving

Climate Resilience of Tajikistan’s Hydropower Sector – Development and delivery of a professional development curriculum

Funded by: EBRD

Partners: Stantec/MWH

Date: 2018-2022

Design of a professional development curriculum for climate resilient hydropower operations in Central Asia

This activity will involve the design of a structured curriculum for Barki Tojik, Tajik Hydromet and other relevant regional stakeholders to develop more advanced capabilities and technical skills related to climate risk management in hydropower operations. Building on the first phase capacity development programme, key themes will be identified to be developed into a full training curriculum, piloted, and transferred under activity A.2.

Curriculum content and structure

The consultant shall prepare a preliminary curriculum design plan describing the training content, the organization of the curriculum (structure, format, and sequencing), and the training methods to be used (including a description of the technical knowledge required by the trainers). It is expected that the curriculum should be self-contained, and provide beneficiaries will all the information, tools, data and guidelines that they need to apply the curriculum in their professional activities beyond the training.

It is anticipated that that the curriculum content shall be composed of discrete training modules. The topics covered in the first phase shall be included in the curriculum:

  • Quality assuring hydro meteorological and reservoir data
  • Accessing and applying open source hydro meteorological data
  • Seasonal forecasting regional hydro climate and reservoir inflows
  • Hydro climatic hazard forecasting for the energy sector
  • Hydro meteorological data reconstruction and repair
  • Understanding climate change
  • Hydropower generation and climate change
  • Electricity demand forecasting and climate change
  • Climate change in hydropower planning and design
  • Dam safety assessment
  • Infrastructure vulnerability
  • Adaptation and technology best practices to migrate