Access to Energy & Climate Change
With 60% of Sudan’s population lacking access to electricity, modern, sustainable energy solutions are a key focus area for development and intrinsically linked to improvements in the provision of basic services like health, education, communications and safe drinking water.
Drawing on a strong legacy of access to energy initiatives, UNDP Sudan is currently expanding the use of renewable energy solutions to unlock Sudan’s rural development and economic potential, assist with stabilization, and support development in health, rural livelihoods and micro and small enterprises. In parallel, we are exploring new ways to improve access to energy for displaced and vulnerable groups, particularly in temporary or remote locations like refugee camps.
Simultaneously, we are working to safeguard Sudan’s environment, addressing environmental damage and the effects of the changing climate, utilizing best practices to mitigate the impact on ecosystems and lives, with more than USD 65M of multi-year programming focusing on climate-resilient rural development, livelihoods, and water initiatives underway.