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Climate Smart Solutions for Small-scale Water and Energy Supply [NDF C49]

11.09.2014
The project intends to develop, test and pioneer a concept in Tanzania, which addresses the current challenges of water point management and lack of off-grid renewable energy.
Tanzania
Climate Smart Solutions for Small-scale Water and Energy Supply
Ref: NDF C49
 
EUR 0.5 million
Project period: 2014-2016
Partner agency: World Bank (WB)
Project completed in June 2017. Actual disbursed amount EUR 497 877,35.

 

Objectives

The project intends to develop, test and pioneer a concept in Tanzania, which addresses the current challenges of water point management and lack of off-grid renewable energy. This initiative builds on a pilot project in Kenya supported by the Nordic Climate Facility and aims at advancing the concept in an improved and more sustainable manner.

The objectives of this project are the following:

1) Introduce and test the adoptability of an innovative water supply concept in both urban and rural areas of Tanzania.
2) Strengthen financial sustainability of the already proven concept by developing additional revenue streams using the off-grid renewable power source to avail additional services.

The project will introduce a remotely controlled smart water point management system in rural and urban areas of Tanzania with special focus on rural pastoral communities. Through the installation of 25 systems, the project seeks to further utilize the off-grid solar power production by developing additional features that will allow users to not only fetch water but also charge mobile phones and household LED lamps, thereby boosting revenue generation and allowing full cost recovery. SMS based surveys will be used in monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Financing

Total cost of the project is USD 850,000. NDF financing will be EUR 0.5 million (approx. USD 650,000), with USD 200,000 co-financing from the World Bank.

NDF Contact

Program Manager Per Lagerstedt
Telephone +358 10 618 0427