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.
Sudan’s lack of foreign reserves has meant frequent trouble securing a stable supply of petrol, diesel, fuel oil, and cooking gas, which have resulted in frequent lines at gas stations, power cuts, and protests.
Land under cultivation increased 46%, driven by the elimination of potentially devesting losses to farmers from crop failures (from lack of fuel), thanks to reliable, constant power.
Sudan’s first solar laboratory has recently opened its doors in the capital Khartoum. The laboratory will mainly help ensure the quality and longevity of imported solar systems and support the country’s electricity transition.
To demonstrate the potential of renewables in Sudan, a $4.4 million Global Environmental Facility (GEF) grant allowed UNDP to trial 29 solar-pumped farms in the Sahara-encompassed Northern State.
The project is considered the first of its kind in Africa that treats industrial and house waste and friendly to environment project serving sanitation besides producing fertilizers.