Controversial dam project in Georgia abandoned by constructor
October 30, 2018
Already mired by controversy, the billion dollar Nenskra hydropower plant is now facing another major hurdle as the company contracted to realize the project is now leaving it.
Indigenous Svan communities unite to block hydro development in Svaneti
March 5, 2018
Protesters meet in Mestia to issue a petition that would block harmful infrastructural developments in Svaneti.
[Campaign update] More EBRD cash for Georgia dams should be cautionary tale for other development banks
February 5, 2018
The European Investment Bank is set to decide on the billion dollar Nenskra dam project during its board meeting today.
Talking too much in the marshrutka: how I came to treasure Saventi
January 16, 2018
Rosa Vroom, author of the multimedia hub ‘Sventi is my homeland’, reflects on what makes the region and its people so special
Six reasons for not financing the Nenskra hydropower project in Georgia
December 5, 2017
This briefing outlines the main issues with the Nenskra hydropower project shortly before both the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank will decide on financing the project.
Price tag of Georgia’s Nenskra dam goes through the roof
December 4, 2017
New information reveals the disproportionate price that Georgia’s government guarantees to pay for electricity from the Nenskra dam. The increasingly unfavourable economics strengthen calls to finally make the project’s contract publicly available.
Déjà vu in biodiversity: public banks pitted against international wildlife convention
November 15, 2017
Europe’s wildlife guardian has sent a warning to Georgia over changes to a protected area in the Caucasus mountains. International lenders are interested in financing hydro developments in the region.
Systematic shortcomings will deprive people affected by Georgian dam of compensation
September 11, 2017
An assessment of livelihoods of people to be affected by the Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia is rigged with mistakes that will lead to significant losses for locals.
Failing local communities – the Land Assessment and Livelihoods Restoration Plan for the Nenskra dam
September 11, 2017
The Land Assessment and Livelihoods Restoration Plan for people to be affected by the Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia is rigged with mistakes that will lead to significant losses for 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.