Overall, 69 additional electrical poles have been installed in North Bank Region since the start of the PACD project in 2021. As of September 2022, 478 Households and 3,824 people had access to electricity in the North Bank Region.
Fatou Njie dropped out of school at age 17 but soon developed an interest in solar power after seeing other young women in her community learning to install solar panels.She has now trained around 80 students – many who also dropped out of school and hopes to help more women to become independent and self-sufficient.
FAO has implemented 34 solar-powered water systems to irrigate community vegetable gardens and provide livestock watering points in villages all over the Gambia. This is creating a greener future for over 6 600 community members, 90 percent of whom are women.
Fishermen of Kasewa village in Upper Niumi have requested from the relevant authorities to help their situation by providing them cold storage facility for the preservation of their products.
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.
The project, financed under the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) with support from USAID and Power Africa, involved the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 120.6 kW solar PV off grid containerized mini grid with battery storage, grid interface, and remote monitoring systems.
In his quest to make Barra community worth living at night, Abdoulie Jagne recently sponsored provision and installation of some solar street lights installed in some strategic junctions in the community to discourage and expose the hideout of the hoodlums operating in the area at night.
The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Gambian authorities have signed a $25 million investment program to accelerate solar energy production in The Gambia.
The Gambia government has launched a four-year energy project at a tune of 7.2 million Euro which seeks to support 23 local communities with solar or wind electricity.
In order to support the Energy Nexus issues, the National Platform will facilitate the implementation of incentives to promote the uptake and dissemination of the targeted EE solutions on large scale in different sectors, geographical areas and target groups.