New wave of protests against the Nenskra dam
April 30, 2018
On April 21, around 200 people went on a protest in Chuberi to once again oppose the construction of the Nenskra dam and to demand their indigenous status that grants a higher level of safeguards.
Nenskra HPP: the concerns of worried locals fall on deaf ears of project developers
October 12, 2017
In an interview, a teacher from Chuberi in the Svaneti mountains gave us an impression of how the project developers of the planned Nenskra dam engage with locals.
The true colours of Svaneti – A festival in the stunning Georgian mountains
August 30, 2017
Despite the remote location, the culture festival We Are Svaneti brought together people from three continents and helped young Svans to become aware of their communities’ unique traditions.
Women and hydropower: exacerbating vulnerability without resettlement
June 19, 2017
The disproportionate impacts that the Nenskra hydropower project in Georgia will have on women are not being assessed by the project company, in spite of its financiers’ standards.
Eight arrested in protest against Georgian dam
May 24, 2016
Protests against large dams in Georgia’s Svaneti mountains have led to confrontations with police. Locals are losing patience over the protracted consultation process on the project.
Tensions are rising over hydropower and the lack of participation in Georgia’s mountains
March 15, 2016
The mistrust and frustration of communities in the mountains of north-western Georgia is deepening over make-shift consultations on large dam constructions.