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Project Name: Increasing access to sustainable and renewable energy alternatives in the Albertine Graben to conserve high value forest ecosystems to benefit people and nature in Uganda.

Core Program Area: Resilient Livelihood

Project Donor: World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda County Office (WWF-UCO)

Project period: 2017 – 2020

Project goals: “Communities living in the Albertine Graben have adopted sustainable and renewable energy alternatives to reduce over-dependency on biomass for their energy needs.”

Locations: Adjumani, Moyo, Koboko, Maracha, Arua and Nebbi Districts

94%[1] of the households in Uganda used firewood or charcoal for cooking. Meaning the energy access within Uganda is alarming. To address this issue, Wide World Bank, Norad, Sida, European Union and DANIDA convened through Wide Fund for Nature Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO), to supports RICE West Nile financially and technically to rocket the access and broaden the use of sustainable and renewable energy alternatives in 6 districts of West Nile region Uganda.

Since Nov 2017 – Jan 2020 more than 1,292 solar home systems and 1,836 improved cook stoves distributed to communities reaching more than 5,222 people (2,590M, 2,632F) and 266 group with renewable energy information and its benefits.

To advocate for promotion of renewable energy in district level; Arua, Koboko and Adjumani districts, were supported to develop position papers and Nebbi and Koboko local governments were supported to draft a district renewable energy strategy.



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