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Cameroon to facilitate access to solar energy for 1,000 Northern households with the UN and India’s support

Cameroon to facilitate access to solar energy for 1,000 Northern households with the UN and India’s support
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 03 October 2019 16:01

(Business in Cameroon) - Via the ministry of water and energy, Cameroon signed on Septemeber, 26, 2019, a partnership agreement with UNESCO’s regional bureau. This partnership was for the launch of the project “Scaling-up rural households’Use of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.”

This project, that witnessed India’s contribution, is aimed at facilitating access to energy via solar panels. It targets 1,000 households and more than 6,000 women and young girls in the North and Far-north.

In the framework of the project, the ministry of water and energy adds, residents will be sensitized on the use of renewable energies and technologies that can help them avoid using firewood, which despite being harmful to the Northern region’s ecosystem is still widely used.

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