Supporting  Clean Energy Strategies

Supporting Clean Energy Strategies

Supporting  Energy Strategies that Increase Access to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Members of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development's (Quality Management Systems (QMS) team undergoing training
Members of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development’s (Quality Management Systems (QMS) team undergoing trainingEnergy – in Abundance yet Untapped

Uganda is endowed with numerous natural resources. In terms of energy, the country has abundant biomass and water resources, ideal solar conditions, peat, geothermal, wind and large quantities of non-woody biomass. Of all these resources, water and biomass are the most significantly exploited; these two resources contribute a great deal to meeting the Energy demands of Uganda’s population.

The uneven use of available resources has led to insufficient supply of energy, a situation which is aggravated by consumers’ mostly inefficient use of the little energy that is available. It has further placed the country among the lowest consumers of modern (and clean) energy, both in sub-Saharan Africa and the world.

Our Approach

Activities geared towards supporting strategies that increase renewable energy and energy efficiency are implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry

District Local Government Officers undergo training on Energy mainstreaming
District Local Government Officers undergo training on Energy mainstreaming

for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Commission supports the Ministry of Energy in areas of Energy policy, improvement of market structures and energy efficiency.

The Commission also supports activities such as implementation of Energy programmes at district level, Monitoring and Evaluation and mainstreaming of cross cutting issues such as Gender and HIV/ AIDS.

The Benefits

Since the programme started in 1999, the strategy support commission has had numerous achievements. These include the following:

Policy support

Market Development

Licensing

Energy Efficiency

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Energy auditors take readings at an industrial premise

HIV/AIDS and Gender

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