Promoting Renewable Energy Technology within the INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON’S CAMPS.
Promoting Renewable Energy Technology within the INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON’S CAMPS.
The insurgency in Northern Nigeria has constantly led to the increasing displacement of residents of this region. As a result, internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) Camps have been created to accommodate affected persons.These IDPs camps most times are over stretched beyond it designed capacity which leads to increasing needs for energy.

This increasing need for energy has necessitated the need for provision of alternative and clean energy source so as to support the existing power source on camps. These would also provide energy source to power and enhanced the overall development of the camp and future development of the affected region.

Energy source options for households within the Camps are often limited to consuming firewood and biomass. Although renewable energy has the potential to satisfy the energy needs of the camps, the widespread application of these technologies especially in this region would contribute to improving capacity building and redevelopment of the area as a whole. Technologies as such are blocked by series of obstacles revolving around technical, social/institutional, and financial aspects. These obstacles combine to enforce a situation of "business as usual", in which the camps lack the capacity to gain access to energy and consequently other basic services, severely limiting their opportunities to conduct new income-generating activities. There is no gain saying that women can and must play an active role in the planning, producing, supplying and managing of energy.
It is against this background that this project seeks to promote the Adoption of Renewable Energy Technology in IDP camps as a fundamental means of community development and contribution to the resuscitation of the area.
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Project Snapshot

African Green Movement Project
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 43,000.00
Project Number:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
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Ms. Mercy Tarfa
Phone: 08036046508


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Maiduguri Borno State , 600231

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Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Ms Rose Agbo


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