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Detail of GEF Project #295

GEF Project ID295
UNDP PMIS ID383
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameUganda photovoltaic pilot project for rural electrification
CountryUganda
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Approval Date1995-10-01
CEO Endorsement Date1997-10-08
GEF Agency Approval Date1997-11-19
Project Completion Date2002-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyUnited Nations Office for Projects Services
DescriptionThe Government of Uganda is committed to addressing the energy needs of the majority of its citizens who live in the rural areas. To achieve the objectives, the project strategy will be to establish programmatic and/or commercial linkages between local industry/importers, banking institutions, NGOs/cooperatives, training institutions, and Government agencies through the financing, design, installation and maintenance of at least 840 household and 4 community-based PV systems in 4 trading centers on a pilot basis. The project will test the effectiveness of several models of financing mechanisms which have succeeded in other countries to induce demand for PV technology.
Implementation StatusUnder implementation.
GEF Project Grant
1,800,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,800,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,800,000 USD
Project Cost
3,600,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
1,756,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,200,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
2,956,000 USD
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