Improvement of Livelihoods in SADC Members States through the adoption of Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) for productive use

Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) is implementing the ‘Improvement of Livelihoods in SADC Member States through the Adoption of Distributed Renewable Energy for Productive Use’ project.  The project is being implemented as a pilot for 24 months and it covers Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia. It is being implemented under the Intra-African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) Programme through the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus. The GCCA+ Programme is funded by the European Union through the SADC Secretariat. The programme is implemented together with national, regional and international key stakeholders together with rural electrification agencies, developers, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA) and Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), among others. 
The overall objective of the Project is to improve livelihoods of SADC citizens through the adoption of Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) Systems for Productive Use. The specific objectives of the Project are to: 
1. Increase access to clean and affordable RE technologies for productive use; 
2. Promote climate change mitigation measures in rural communities; 
3. Create economic empowerment opportunities for women and youth in selected SADC countries; and 
4. Promote an integrated WEF nexus through RE powered and professionally managed DRE systems for Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) leading to an environmentally sustainable framework, improving the local economy, environment and public health. 
Do you want to know more about the DRE for Productive Use project, contact

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