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2020

Support for Rural Electrification and Access to clean and sustainable energy in the Liptako-Gourma region in West Africa

Burkina Faso

Bureau des Nations Unies pour les services d’appui aux projets (UNOPS)

Titre : Support for Rural Electrification and Access to clean and sustainable energy in the Liptako-Gourma region in West Africa

Pays : Burkina Faso

Durée : 14-Dec-2020 to 14-Jan-2026

Descriptif
With $8.5 million in funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), UNOPS is helping bring clean and renewable energy to communities across the Liptako-Gourma region in West Africa. The Liptako-Gourma region in West Africa extends across the borders of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger and is home to some of the poorest communities from all three countries. The vast majority of people who live in the region have no access to electricity and it is a significant barrier to economic development, security and progress towards gender equality. The situation leaves residents vulnerable to violence from and recruitment into armed groups operating in the area. Women and girls are especially at risk of violence and the lack of electricity greatly increases the burden of their domestic work as well as activities to earn a livelihood. UNOPS signed a three-year pilot project with Sida to support rural electrification, which will provide access to clean and sustainable energy for over 300,000 people. The project will be implemented in collaboration with UNDP, with the support of the Liptako-Gourma Authority. UNOPS is particularly responsible for the installation of six new mini-grids – two in each country – as well as for leading the effort to develop local capacity that will ensure that the new systems can be effectively operated and maintained in the longer term.

Financement : Sweden

Budget : US$ 8,498,746

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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