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Ongoing Activities in the Renewable Energy Sub-Sector

Regional Strategy on Scaling Up Access to Modern Energy Services in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and Poverty Reduction

A Regional Strategy on Scaling-Up Access to Modern Energy Services has been prepared with assistance from the UNDP and GTZ.  The Strategy aims at facilitating achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and poverty reduction by developing MDG-based energy access investments in the framework of High Impact Low Cost Scalable options for four target areas, namely:

1. Access to modern cooking practices for 50% of traditional biomass users;

2. Access to reliable modern energy services for all urban and peri-urban poor;

3. Access to electricity for all schools, clinics, hospitals and community centres; and

4. Access to mechanical power within the community for all productive services.


Other initiatives in Renewable Energy include:

i) TOR for comprehensive energy conservation and efficiency strategy and plan have been and funding is being sourced

ii) TOR for a Renewable Energy Master Plan that will feed into the Regional Energy Master Plan developed have been developed and funding is being sourced

iii) Promotion of Development of Modern Biomass, Wind and Biogas – concept paper prepared and funding is being sourced

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