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2017

ACCELERATING VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SOLAR PV ELECTRICITY, MKURANGA, COAST DISTRICT

Tanzania

Titre : ACCELERATING VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SOLAR PV ELECTRICITY, MKURANGA, COAST DISTRICT.

Pays : Tanzania

Numéro projet : TAN/SGP/OP6/Y2/CORE/CC/2017/13

Domaine : Climate Change Mitigation

Durée : 7/2017 --- 12/2018

Bénéficiaire : Mpafu Village Council

Présentation
Energy access especially electricity is one of the key factor for achieving socio-economic development, including in rural areas. Access to electricity has the potential to stirrup achievement of the sustainable development goals through improved access to health service, access to education, access to various economic and entrepreneurship opportunities, etc. Access to electricity in rural areas is still poor in Tanzania despite the good efforts made in the past years through efforts made by the government through Rural Energy Agency (REA). Many villages are still not connected to the national grid depriving them of benefits enjoyed by the population residing in urban areas. This explains why the poverty level in rural areas is high compared to urban areas. Reliable access to electricity is also key in achieving industrialization as outlined in Vision 2025. This project is aimed at improving access to electricity by the at least 1000 people in Mpafu village located in Dondo ward in Mkuranga District in Coast Region. The project will support the installations of the Solar PV at the village hospital, installation of solar home systems in at least 30 households, and solar system in the community centre. It will also support the capacity building of the youth in terms of setting up demonstration entrepreneurship activities like solar powered shops and kiosks, phone charging, solar cookers, and solar salt driers for small scale salt producers.

Mpafu is a remote village and one among the many disadvantaged villages in Tanzania despite several potentials. It is a village which is far from the national electricity grid line and there seems to be no connection plan from the national grid soon. The distance from Mpafu to Mkuranga where the national grid ends is about 50km. Villages access power through improvised car batteries, which are not sustainable and costly to charge as they must travel very far to Mkuranga to replenish the batteries and this cost money and time. There is a huge potential for solar PV in Mpafu Village, also wind power due to its location near the sea shores. No attempt has been made so far to harness this potential sue to various challenges including lack of funding. This project will use this potential to help communities in Mpafu to access electricity to improve their livelihood.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 47,052.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 3,577.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 4,561.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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