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Anna Warren

Deputy Head of Communications 

Anna Warren is IHA Deputy Head of Communications, responsible for the EU-funded XFLEX HYDRO project as its Strategic Communications Manager.

She joined in February 2020 and has significant experience as a communications specialist working in international development, the environment, climate change, and health.

Anna previously worked as an independent consultant and in senior marketing communications roles in-house. Anna holds a degree in political science and post-graduate qualifications in marketing communications.


Design and Multimedia Manager

Steve Sawyer is responsible for IHA’s brand and design execution across digital and print channels. He has significant experience in brand and digital design, working across marketing, retail and the publishing sector, most recently growing a high street brands online presence.

Steve holds a Ba Hons in Typographic Design. When not musing on all things design he can found exploring the Surrey Hills on his bike.

Gabon's Dibwangui project achieves global good practice in ESG assessment

25 August 2020

The Dibwangui hydropower project in Gabon has been rated as an example of international good practice in sustainability design and planning, following an independent assessment. 

Plans for the 15 megawatt plant in the central African country achieved globally recognised good practice across 11 environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria examined in the study.

Blog: Sustainable hydropower to advance climate action

Sustainable hydropower can help governments to limit the impacts of climate change, provided policy-makers and planners adopt the right tools. A blog by Amina Kadyrzhanova, Junior Sustainability Specialist at IHA.

The year 2020 was supposed to be a milestone for climate action. It’s the five-year landmark of the 2015 Paris climate agreement and the first test in countries’ willingness to strengthen their targets for climate action.

IHA’s new Head of Policy Alex Campbell starts

IHA is delighted to welcome new Head of Policy Alex Campbell. Alex has extensive experience in energy policy.

He was previously head of contracts for Difference Policy, the UK Government's flagship renewable electricity deployment scheme.

Other experience includes roles leading the UK's engagement with multi-national civil nuclear bodies, designing the regulatory framework for smart meters in Britain and supporting the development of onshore wind. He holds an MSc in Climate Change and an MA in International Political Economy. 

Blog: Hydro modernisation in South America requires better financing and regulation

Blog by Arturo Alarcón, Senior Energy Specialist at IDB and Maria Ubierna, Hydropower Specialist at IHA

Sector consultation on hydropower modernisation in Latin America and the Caribbean has shown that, despite clear drivers for modernisation, more investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage projects.


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