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Detail of GEF Project #1235

GEF Project ID1235
UNDP PMIS ID1771
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRenewable Energy-Based Rural Electrification Programme
CountryBotswana
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Pipeline Entry Date2000-07-27
PDF-B Approval Date2000-08-18
Approval Date2004-05-21
CEO Endorsement Date2005-07-27
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-10-04
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyEnergy Affairs Division (EAD) of the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
DescriptionThe global objective of the project is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas (GHG) in the Botswana power sector by removing barriers for large-scale dissemination of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
Implementation StatusImplementation of the Full-sized project commenced in July 2006 after the position of Chief Technical Advisor was filled. The inception phase was completed in January 2007, but since its commencement the project has moved very slowly because of a concurrent restructuring of the Executing agency and the lack of a designated full-time project manager. As a result, in May 2007 the PSC approved a revised implementation arrangement - including a stand-alone PMU and channeling of the recruitment of project staff, disbursement and procurement through UNDP in order to speed up project implementation. Also the Government cash co-financing is currently managed by UNDP. A Project Manager and Project Engineer will take up duties in October 2007. A Policy review, market assessment and PV Solar awareness raising initiative have taken place but the delivery of the technology packages to the family to a franchise/retail model will only be implemented in first half 2008.
PDF B Amount
305,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,305,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
5,388,610 USD
Project Cost
8,693,610 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
5,388,610 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
8,693,610 USD
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