The PAMENU project financed under Energy Facility I reached out to many people. The project aimed at reducing poverty and improving the quality of life for people living in rural areas of Northern Uganda, by providing energy services to rural households, social institutions (schools, health centers, prisons, etc.) and small and medium enterprises in the targeted areas.
PAMENU focused on increasing the use of solar PV, improved cook stoves and micro-hydro power for small grids. The project activities included among many: dissemination of solar PV, capacity building for intermediaries, dissemination of improved stoves, training of local stove builders, awareness campaigns and dissemination, development of Micro Hydro Power, installation of MHP and mini-grid, etc.
Results and Impact of Providing Access to Modern Energy in Uganda
The PAMENU project has ended and reached very good results and impact on its beneficiaries. The project expected to reach 1 million beneficiaries but ended up realising 29,500 beneficiaries more than expected. Also, as a result of the increased access to energy and the ensuing economic growth 7,662 jobs were created.
The PANEMU project has indeed been responding to the needs of the rural communities in Northern Uganda, where there is a lack of fuel-wood, and where there are no immediate plans for national grid extension, so that low-cost off-grid or mini-grid solutions are needed. The project has also been very efficient within the stove component where targets for dissemination of stoves to households and social institutions have been more than achieved. Ultimately, the increased access to energy has had a positive impact on reducing health problems, creating businesses, increasing household incomes, and improving the quality of life and security for both men and women.
Watch the video showcasing the success story of the PAMENU project in Uganda here.
For more information on the project please visit the ACP-EU EF Database.
See images from the project below