Sustainable energy project to benefit 30,000 in Southern Africa
Practical Action's Sustainable Energy for Rural Communities (SE4RC) project has been launched in Zimbabwe by the country’s Minister of Energy, Dr Samuel Undenge.
The project will give 30,000 people access to modern energy services in Malawi and Zimbabwe and demonstrate how sustainable energy is key for sustainable development.
Schools, a clinic, irrigation schemes, agro-processing and other small businesses will benefit from a solar mini grid managed by a public private partnership.
Practical Action is leading the project in partnership with SNV, Dabane Trust (in Zimbabwe), Hivos, Environment Africa and CARD (in Malawi). This four-year project is funded by the European Union, with additional support from OFID and GEF.
On 27th August 2015 Zimbabwe's Minister of Energy and Power Development Dr.Samuel Undenge and Chief Mathe of Gwanda District broke ground for a 99KW solar energy and livelihoods project.Find out more