Rural Development in Namibia through Electrification with Renewable Energies

18 Jul 2015

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism and UNDP MDG Carbon have issued the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA): Rural Development in Namibia through electrification with renewable energies.  


The overall target of the NAMA is to support Namibia in achieving the goal defined in the Off-Grid Energisation Master Plan (OGEMP), namely to provide access to appropriate energy technologies to everyone living or working in off-grid areas. The NAMA aims at giving access to electricity for regions, households and companies which are currently without access to electricity, as well as improving the share of renewable energies (mainly using solar energy). The NAMA will reduce GHG emissions through the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energies and will provide the conditions for income generation and new business opportunities. This will also lead to enhanced private sector involvement. Finally, the NAMA aims to achieve additional sustainable development benefits, such as improved livelihoods for the poor.


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