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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.
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.
© Solar Energy Foundation Ethiopia
Stiftung Solarenergie – Solar Energy-Foundation Ethiopia and GREEN LAMP collaborated on the sustainability of installed Solar Suit cases for Health Centers in Ethiopia. Over 240 Solar Suit cases are installed in different parts of the country.

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