Providing Green Public Space for the Demonstration of Renewable Energy Alternatives and Environmental Monitoring in Okrika Waterfront, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Providing Green Public Space for the Demonstration of Renewable Energy Alternatives and Environmental Monitoring in Okrika Waterfront, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
This project aims to demonstrate relevant climate change mitigation measures and increase awareness by building community capacity to design and implement reliable community renewable energy provision.

The project centres on solar energy solutions for a public space in Tonipriama Ama (also known as Okrika Waterfront) that is responsive to local needs, including those of young women. Powering utilities from public lighting – which has well-documented impacts on increasing the confidence and safety of women – to mobile phone charging points. A solar powered hotspot will demonstrate and build demand for them at the household and community scale. Demonstration and demand are critical components of systemic change.

Central to our scaling strategy is purposing this project to establish the groundwork for a UNDP-led GEF-7 project, Climate Compatible Urban Development in Port Harcourt, which has been endorsed as a national priority by Nigeria’s GEF focal point. In part due to its dense urban context and because of a project design geared to modular expansion and network scalability of community solar mini-grid solutions, this project will deliver particularly broad and deep impact.
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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 37,916.00
Project Number:
Project activities completed, final reports pending
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
An encounter and exchange workshop, one of such avenues, will bring together waterfront residents, duty bearers and civil society members to discuss project process, findings, lessons learned and outputs. In the context of the ongoing discussion, this encounter will focus on identifying common concerns and challenges among stakeholders; identifying potential solutions to challenges and beginning to identify concrete steps; and improving the ongoing community programme in order to provide data that is practical and useful to achieving those solutions.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Creative documentation of project activities and communication of outputs and results is an intrinsic aspect of many project activities. For example, the collaborative design process is documented by community participants and radio programmes are produced by them under the guidance of mentors as part of capacity building programmes. Each touch point is designed to reach a particular audience: the mobile cinema (our ‘internet on the street’); the radio programmes reach audiences citywide and beyond; but perhaps the most significant drivers of communication are the project participants themselves, a cohort of committed communicators and passionate advocates who will catalyse local conversations and participate in broader project exchanges.
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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 5256
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 30
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 20430

Grantee Contact

Mr. Michael Uwemedimo
Phone: 2349063330973


4C Onueza Close, Amadi Flats, Old GRA, Rivers State
Port Harcourt , South South , 500272

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Ms Rose Agbo


C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001