Welcome to Hydro Power Association of Uganda website

Incoming Chairman, Eng. Emmy Matovu (left), receives hand-over report from his outgoing counterpart, Mr. Benard Sembatya; as Mr. Dan Marlone, Vice Chairman, applauds.


In Uganda, 41% of people live in poverty, and almost half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15, representing one of the youngest populations in the world. Most of the people in Uganda are living below the poverty line and are facing many problems, viz., lack offood, shelter, health care, education and un-employment and thus the people live in utter poverty.Poverty has always been recognized as the major cause of death and disability. Poverty brings on lackof safe Drinking Water, inadequate food, poor health care and poor education. All these will haveeffect on health The struggle of the poor starts in the womb. The child in the womb suffers from the consequences ofmalnutrition in the mother.


HPAU is governed by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of nine members and two advisors, elected by the General Assembly, which is made up of all registered members. The term for the NEC elected in 2019 expired in June 2022, but was extended for approximately one year to help stabilise the Association due to the disruptions that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current NEC, 2022-2023, consists of:

1. Mr. Dan Marlone Nabutsabi, Acting Chairman;
2. Mr. Benard Sembatya, Secretary;
3. Eng. Abdu Kalema, Treasurer;
4. Eng. Solomon Okongo Oola, Member;


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Selected stakeholders of the Association on a Capacity Building tour on the Environmental and Social Effects of HPAU in Uganda at Isimba Hydro Power Project, Tuesday 11th August 2015.
L-R: Emmy Matovu, HPAU Chairman, looks on as Bernhard, Janusz and Nino share experiences with Hon. Irene Muloni, soon after the launch of the HYPOSO Project in Uganda


The first team in Uganda to undergo training in the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, end of 2015.
A cross section of participants at the Training and Capacity Building activity at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala on 10th January, 2022.


Members of the HYPOSO Consortium at the Kick-off Meeting in Munich, Germany, in October 2019. Mr. Dan Marlone (front row, in neck tie) and Mr. Benard Sembatya (8th, left) represented HPAU.
Participants at the Training on Operation and Maintenance of Small Hydro Power Plants, held at CREEC, Kampala, from October 30th to November 4th, 2019. The training was sponsored by BFZ through HPAU, UNREEEA, UNIDO, ADA and EACREEE.