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Project name Energising Development (EnDev) Ghana - Energy for Productive Uses
Country/region Ghana
Duration 2009-2016
Short Description

The project collaborates with local authorities and local business associations in selected regions of the country to promote reliable access to energy for productive uses in small scale irrigation and agro-processing. Activities are carried out via four components:

  • Component 1 supports access to grid-electricity for small-scale irrigation. Farmers who are already involved in informal irrigation using manual practices, operate their farms in the vicinity of an existing low-voltage grid and have access to market for fresh vegetables are targeted. The component will provide a partial subsidy to reduce the up-front investment cost on fixed assets of 250 small-scale farmers.
  • Component 2 supports access and use of solar PV pumps for irrigation for small-scale farmers through market incentives and capacity development for solar companies and farmers. The market development approach will be used to link suppliers of PV pumps to the farmers and provide sales-based grants for approximately 30 systems.
  • Component 3 supports 300 small-scale agri-processors to access and use improved institutional cookstoves through an incentive scheme. Energy audits of five improved cookstoves will be conducted to confirm the biomass fuel saving potential. The results, together with information from the process characterization studies, will be utilized to prepare promotion and awareness creation materials. Awareness creation will target 10,000 small-scale agro-processing industries out of which approx. 80% are expected to be women.
  • During the first phase of the EnDev project, 18 light industrial zones were established in 5 regions across the country for artisans. Component 4 of the project will ensure effective follow up and monitoring of these zones so as to increase the number of enterprises in these zones. To date there are 940 enterprises with 3000 employees.
Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Funded by

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development,

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