On 2nd November, 2016, the 6th International Network on Small Hydro Power (IN-SHP) Coordinating Committee Meeting was held in Hangzhou, China. The meeting was attended by around 30 representatives including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Ministry of Water Resources, P. R. China (MWR), and other international and national organizations.
After a welcome address by Mr. Liu Heng, Director General of the 5th Coordinating Committee, Madam Cheng Xialei, Director General of ICSHP, gave a brief overview of the IN-SHP activities in 2013-2015..
The review of IN-SHP activities was followed by the election of the 6th CC Members and Officials. Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General of COMESA, was elected as Honorable Chairman of the Coordinating Committee. Mr. Tian Zhongxing, Director General of Bureau of Rural Hydropower and Electrification Development of MWR will continue his duty as Chairman for the next term. The position of the Vice Chairman was given to Mr. Mohamedain E. Seif Elnasr, CEO ad. interim, Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa of COMESA. Madam Cheng Xialei was elected as Managing Director of CC. Further 25 CC members were elected as well. After the election section, Madam Cheng Xialei introduced activities of the IN-SHP in the new period 2016-2018.
The 6th CC Meeting was concluded by closing remarks given by the newly elected Honorable Chairman Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Mr. Philippe Scholtes, and Mr. Xing Yuanyue on behalf of the CC Chairman Mr. Tian Zhongxing.