Clean energy capacity-building for eco-schools programme in Zimbabwe

8 August 2015

Practical Action participated in the Clean Energy Capacity Building Programme for Eco-Schools hosted by UNICEF and Mukuvisi Woodlands, in Harare.

The workshop brought together primary and secondary school pupils and their respective teachers from Uzumba, Chivhu and Harare to learn about clean sustainable energy and how different technologies can be alternative sources of energy for household, community or business use.

Practical Action showcased our energy work at the event. We also made a presentation of our experiences with micro hydro and solar energy in Zimbabwe and the region. Ministry of Energy and Power Development and the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) were also part of the programme and they presented on biogas and solar and facilitated a site visit to Roosevelt Girls’ High School to tour the biogas project which was implemented by REA.

This work feeds into our advocacy work as we reach out to communities and raise awareness on the importance of sustainable energy and the different options that communities and institutions can use to have access to energy. It is crucial to embed this knowledge in young children so that they grow empowered on this pertinent issue of sustainable energy .This same programme will be replicated in Matebeleland North and South in the next couple of weeks.

Universal access to energy

Our goal is to increase universal energy access through provision of modern energy for cooking,lighting in poor rural areas and advocating for pro-poor energy policies that expand access to people living in slums

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