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Baseline Study for the Implementation of Improved Cook Stove and Solar Project in Tigray and SNNP Regional States
Client: Germen Development Cooperation (GIZ) EnDev Ethiopia Program
Energy services are one of the driving forces for ensuring the social and economic development of the country. Energy in general serve as input of production and final product for consumption hence, lack of access to energy have significant consequence on competitiveness of the overall economy and livelihood of the citizen at large. Ethiopia gets its energy from a mix of sources (both from traditional and modern). Most of the rural areas of the county do not have access to modern sources of energy.
The Energizing Development (EnDev) Ethiopia is supporting the improvement of access to modern energy services in Ethiopia in the framework of the Energizing Development (EnDev) Partnership, which is jointly funded by the Netherlands Directorates-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA-N), Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the UK Department for international development (DFID), and Swiss agency for development and cooperation, Irish aid, several times, has provided co-funding to the EnDev country activities in Ethiopia.
Objective of the Project
The overall objectives of the project is to contribute to regional energy sector development and CRGE implementation in SNNPR and Tigray and to improve the livelihood of rural households by proving access to modern energy technologies. At the end of the project 180,000 ICS, 28,000 solar lanterns and 350 SHA shall be disseminated and installed ,16 SME and / or cooperatives trained and supported and 25 social facilities electrified with SHS benefiting 450,000 people with ICS and 57,750 people with pico-PV.
Specific objectives of the projects are:
- To enhance access to improved, clean and efficient cook stove technologies for poor, rural HH in selected woredas by supporting dissemination and promotion of ICS and diversifying fuel sources through support of briquette full production schemes
- To enhance access to small PV technologies for the targeted rural households by supporting their dissemination and promotion
- To install a small PV systems at social facilities such as schools, health posts and community centers so that they can offer improved services (e.g use of medical equipment that run on electricity; have access to information and communication technologies, etc)
- To mitigate the emission of CO2, other harmful emissions and hazardous waste and contribute to the successful implementation of the CRGE strategy in SNNPR and Tigray.