Solar Energy for lighting in Ra’s Eirh Village, Diksam, Socotra Governorate
Solar Energy for lighting in Ra’s Eirh Village, Diksam, Socotra Governorate
Ra’s Eirh and its neighbouring dwellings are located in Diksam region Socotra Governorate. Being scattered a long the main road between Hadibu and Nujifd plain and in the Fermhin protected area. Water and electricity are two main obstacles to communities’ livelihood. Community group of Ra’a eirh proposed to use solar energy for home electrification. There live about 73 families/household with total population of 578 inhabitants (323 M and 255 F).
Project will improve community livelihood, supporting government policy towards rural communities’ welfare. Further, it will save local community financial resources that’s used for purchasing conventional fuel. The annual saving is about US$ 80 per family. Further project will save the environment the amount of CO2 9,464 ton/year. Project will raise community awareness about climate change and its impact targeting 40 men and 40 women.
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Project Snapshot

Ra's Eirh Community Group
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 16,347.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 14,600.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,478.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
A leaflet will be published for this community and neighbouring communities of who to handle and manage solar energy systems.
Project sustainability
It's stated in the project proposal after community agreed to set up a revolving fund mechanism where each beneficiaries will contribute on monthly basis an a moukt that will be saved under his name to replace the Battery and repair any wrong outcome.
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Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 2020



Grantee Contact

Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah
Phone: 773887216 & 773138676


Ra's Eirh
Diksam, Hadibu District , Socotra Governorate ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
+ 967 448605 Extn. 440
+ 967 448841
Mr. Bashar Sallam
00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a