The Burundi government has launched a solar energy project for rural communities with the aim of increasing the electricity access rate and providing clean & efficient cooking solutions. The project, named ‘Soleil-Nyakiriza’ or Rural Community Solar Energy Project, is being rolled out by the Burundian Ministry of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines.
The FESEC Fund includes 3 funding windows: Start-up grants: targeting SMEs wishing to launch their activities in the sectors targeted by the Fund; Growth grants: Targeting already established businesses with capacity to distribute off-grid solar products as well as efficient and clean cooking products; Result-Based Financing
This facility will support the importation of critical inputs such as fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, solar energy panels, farm machinery and other intermediate goods that Burundi needs to revive its agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
105 maintenance technicians from the 49 health districts of Burundi and from the central level benefited from this training organized by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) with the support of UNICEF Burundi.
In Burundi, figures show that today access to energy is low and below the African average of 47%. Thanks to a government project funded by the World Bank and other development partners, Burundi expects the situation to improve in the coming years.
Depending on who you talk to on the streets of Bujumbura, there are arguments for and against the embargo that has left public mobility extensively disrupted and livelihoods damaged or lost entirely.
ICU Onlus – Institut pour la Coopération Universitaire invite les soumissionnaires intéressés à participer à cet Appel d’Offres International Ouvert pour la fourniture, l’installation, la mise en service, la formation/assistance technique de 26 systèmes photovoltaïques dans 30 écoles des Provinces Kirundo et Ruyigi au Burundi
The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), represented by Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Stephens, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) represented by the Secretary General, Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.
Phase I of the Energy Access Project will benefit not only the population but also private sector development.