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Thi s report examines the risks associ ated wi th the construction and operation of The
Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Dam proposed for The Lower Zambezi in Mozambique.
The study focussed on two bairros in the vicinity of the proposed dam site and made use of
participatory methodologi es in a livel ihoods framework. This generated a rich context for
understanding the manner in whi ch local livelihoods might respond to the enormous
physi cal and social changes that are a likely result of both the dam’s construction and its
operation. The report examines how livel ihoods have histori cally responded to other socioenviroment shocks and stresses (these include those stresses recorded from the construction
and operation of Cahorra Bassa Dam), as well as looking to secondary literature to expand
on how individualsliving further downstream may beimpacted by the dam.