First Regional Micro/Mini-Hydropower Capacity Development and Investment in Rural Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Summary

The project aims to reinforce rural communities’ access to a decentralized quality and sufficient power production through micro hydroelectric stations, favouring local development. The project will encourage the use of electricity for production purposes, contributing to the reduction of poverty, while reducing to the minimum Greenhouse Gas, in comparison to other rural electrification options

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
UNDP Regional Project Coordination Unit (Cameroon) - EDM SA/AMADER/Ministry of Energy, Mali - Ministry of Energy, Democratic Republic of Copngo - Ministry of Energy, Central African Republic
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
325,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
15,158,620 USD
Co-financing Total
19,545,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,364,276 USD
Total Cost 35,028,620.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
24 Jun 2010