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The greater Horn of Africa – defined in this report as Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda – represents nearly a quarter of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, and is home to some of the fastest growing economies, but also many areas that face ongoing conflict and instability.
The PV technology inspired me to get involved in the sector as it could solve most of my people’s problems and life situations. Over 80% of the Ethiopian population reside in rural areas. Only about 17% of them have access to electricity. Their main lighting solutions are kerosene lamps and firewood.
Precise Consult has announced a program to enhance the supply of solar energy technologies with a view to expanding irrigation development in Ethiopia. The program targets to assemble and manufacture 250,000 Solar Home Systems (SHS) and 25,000 Productive Use Energy (PUE) appliances, the latter with a focus on solar pumps, according to a statement.
Ethiopia has one of the highest energy deficits in the world, with 56 million people lacking any access to electricity, including 61% of the rural population. Lack of access to energy is a major constraint on Ethiopian agriculture, a sector that is both central to rural livelihoods and increasingly vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Sharp Energy Solutions Europe expands its PV business in Ethiopia, getting along with several millions of Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) subsidies for PV panels. Within the JCM scheme approximately 40% of the PV panels in an Ethiopian PV project can be subsidized.
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In this article we address the consequences of the adverse climatic changes and the energy potential of the region that could help lessen the impact of these adverse weather changes.
The Guard-Africa Initiative will catalyse conversations towards the accelerating implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, Morocco, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Gabon.
In Ethiopia’s Somali region, camels have long been used to transport goods over long distances. The charity’s mobile library program was established in 2010 and uses 21 camels, each of which was carrying 200 books at a time in wooden boxes strapped to their backs. These camels reach 22,000 children in 33 inaccessible villages.

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