Energy Efficient Production and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative Technologies and Private Sector Involvement

What is the project about?

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THE LAUNCH OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL IN SIERRA LEONE IN 2012 (UNDP)

The Energy Efficient Production and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative Technologies and Private Sector Involvement Project seeks to complement the Sierra Leone National Energy Policy and Sierra Leone National Energy Strategic Plan, established by the Government in September 2009, and ensure the provision of and access to modern energy services for improving economic growth, productivity, wealth creation and the quality of life for all Sierra Leoneans. The Project will strengthen institutional capacity on biomass resource utilisation at all levels as well as increase investments in more efficient charcoal and improved cook stoves production in Sierra Leone. The Project aims to:

  1. Create an enabling environment for the production and use of sustainable, energy efficient kilns and improved cook stoves.
  2. Support the first large-scale deployment of these technologies.
  3. Ensure that the subsequent national transformational diffusion of these technologies will be undertaken by setting up sustainable financial mechanisms and tools for investment.

The Project will be implemented through the Ministry of Energy and the Environment Protection Agency of Sierra Leone.

What do we aim to accomplish?

The Project seeks to achieve the following results:

  • Adequately trained and capable decision-makers and relevant stakeholders (from the Environment Protection Agency, Ministries, private sector and rural communities) leading efforts towards and managing more efficiently produced charcoal and improved cook stove utilisation.
  • Formulated, approved and enforced policies, laws and regulations on more efficient charcoal production and utilisation.
  • Formulated, approved, controlled and enforced policies, laws and regulations for the use of more efficient kilns and improved cook stoves.
  • Incentive schemes developed and implemented for more efficiently produced charcoal and improved cook stove technology applications.
  • Lessons learned reviewed in the financing and scaling up of more efficiently produced charcoal and improved cook stove production.
  • Standards and certification developed for more efficiently produced charcoal and improved cook stoves.
  • Partnerships established between the public and private stakeholders involved in the charcoal production and utilisation value chain.
  • Incentives developed for more efficiently produced charcoal through carbon finance and microfinance to scale up production and commercialisation.
  • Three tested prototypes of improved cook stoves promoted for commercial production and widespread application.
  • Large-scale program designed and implemented for the financing of 1,000 energy efficient charcoal kilns and 15,000 improved cook stoves.
  • Inclusive supply and value chains developed for improved charcoal production and improved cook stove use.
  • Adequately capable local entrepreneurs producing certified charcoal and certified improved cook stoves.
  • Operational framework established for the phase-out of traditional cook stoves.
  • Gender-sensitive capacity development modules for the production and utilisation of certified charcoal and improved cook stoves developed.
  • Promotional schemes developed and implemented on the social, economic and environmental co-benefits of improved charcoal and cook stoves to generate greater buy-in and willingness to pay.
  • Key value chain actors sensitised through public awareness campaign and capacity development activities.

Who finances it?



Year Donor Amount Contributed
2013 Global Environment Facility (Project Preparatory Grant) US$ 50,000
2014-2018 Global Environment Facility US$ 1,768,182 (Awaits GEF approval)
2014-2018 Co-financing partners
To be confirmed

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Year Total Delivery
2013 US $ 48, 231
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project start date:
1 January 2013
Project end date:
December 31 2018
Geographic coverage:
National
UN Transitional Joint Vision Programme Cluster
Cluster 3: Natural Reosurces and Disaster Management
MDG:
7
Focal point:
Mariatu Swaray
Portfolio Manager
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
mariatu.swaray@undp.org
Partners:
Ministry of Energy
Environment Protection Agnecy Sierra Leone
Donor:
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Budget (2014):
To be confirmed