Launch of the GGGI Solar home systems project
With financial support from the Dutch government, the Global Green Growth Institute launched a EUR 900,000 project for catalyzing the solar home systems market in Uganda secondary cities. The two year project will be implemented in partnership with the Economic Policy Research Center and GeoGecko Limited to support solar home systems market penetration in Gulu and Mbarara. Its support will focus on market value chain assessment, gender analysis and spatial analysis to determine the market demand and supply as well as barriers to uptake.
The data output shall be used in planning and designing of appropriate solutions for increasing solar home systems access especially in the low-income urban households in Uganda. The project which is to be coordinated through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development shall work closely with the respective city administration in the two target areas in the delivery of the project outcomes.
Its launch was presided over by the Director for Energy Resources Development in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Mr. James Banaabe alongside other dignitaries from government agencies on the 22ndof May, 2018 at Hotel Africana.