Co-sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industry Development Organization(UNIDO) and Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) of People’s Republic of China, the International Network on Small Hydro Power (IN-SHP) is a non-profit international coordinating and promoting organization for the global development of small hydro power, which is established on the basis of voluntary participation of regional, sub-regional and national focal points, relevant institutions, utilities and enterprises and with social benefit as its major objective.
IN-SHP aims at the promotion of global SHP development through triangular technical and economical co-operation among developing countries, developed countries and international organizations, in order to supply rural areas in developing countries with environmentally sound, affordable and adequate energy, which will lead to:
• poverty alleviation
• economic development
• the increase of employment opportunities
• the improvement of local living standards
• the improvement in the ecological environment