Creation and Strengthening of the Capacity for Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in Central America

Project Summary

To create and strengthen the capacity for renewable energy project development based on regional cooperation and in-country linkages, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions by fostering small-scale renewable energy in Central America. Specific objectives are to remove institutional, informational, financial and technical barriers to: (i) Increase access to basic energy services for people in rural areas; (ii) Use renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels and reduce firewood consumption; (iii) Initiate discussions to facilitate the integration of global environment protection into the energy policies of the Central American political agenda.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Biomass Users Network
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
Co-financing Total
796,430 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,546,430.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
23 Jun 1999
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Jun 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
27 Oct 1999
Project closed