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Solar Electrification of Rural Social Services for Stability in Alignment with UN Health Cluster and Borno State

03/01/2019 - 14:40

The overall objective is to assist the government of Borno in delivering essential services to rural populations though the provision of robust and long-lasting solar power solutions to improve health, education and livelihood outcomes.

Expected Results:

  • Estimated total 782,753 beneficiaries accessing social facilities with off-grid renewable energy, with a total of 391,377 female beneficiaries. Accurate numbers can only be provided once baselining and monitoring activities commence at the actual installation sites; 
  • Max. 1,043 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided per year. 

Main Activities:

  • 1 x Health Cluster priority secondary hospital at Gwoza – large size;
  • Maiduguri College of Nursing and Midwifery, including the female and male hostel areas and the staff quarters;
  • 5 village clusters satellite to the supported secondary hospitals, as per WHO/UNDP plans. Systems include: a day school, PHC and approximately three solar pumps for water provision for livestock and irrigation, as well as people. 

Main accomplishments to date:

  • Project signed in December 2017. 



Source of funds: 11th EDF (CRIS ref: FED/ 2017 / 040-165)

Total budget (EUR): 143M

Implementation period: 2 years (2017 – 2019)

Implementing agencies: DFID 

Geographical region: Borno State

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