Local Energy & Development Centres in Mozambique

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Almost three-quarters of Mozambique’s 19 million inhabitants live on less than 2 USD per day. In these circumstances, some 95% of all households in the country have no choice but to rely on firewood and charcoal as their main energy source.
Purpose

To use the establishment of community-driven centres to give poor and low income communities in the central part of Mozambique improved access to renewable and energy efficient services, and to reduce the use of traditional biomass by 15% by 2015.
Main activities and outputs
Establish three local energy and devel-opment centres, each consisting of:

– an Awareness and Information Center
– an Energy Shop
– a local Community Energy Fund
Each of the three Energy Shops provides or introduces at least 5 new energy products to the community
The three Energy Funds should provide access to funding that benefits 50 micro and small enterprises covering 100 different projects.
Establish three Local Energy and Development Committees which are involved in disseminating good practices, in coordination with the three energy centres
Produce three local energy and development plans, including baseline studies on energy resources and needs
Inform and train micro and small scale enterprises, families and local authorities
Expected impacts
Sustainable energy technologies are made available and accessible to families and institutions in the target area
Micro and small scale energy enterprises have access to funding
Local communities have a platform to discuss and raise local energy and development issues
People are empowered in their negotiations with their local, provincial or national governments
Disclaimer

This text is merely a summary and not authorised by the Project Partner.

PROGRAMME SECTOR

RE & EE (Business&Finance)

STAGE OF PROJECT

Ongoing

LOCATION

MZ/Mozambique

DURATION

2009 – 2011

BUDGET

€ 165,300 including co-funding from Danida (incl 50.000 Euro for Local Community Fund)

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY

OVE – The Danish Organisation for Sustainable Energy

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