Deadline: Jan - 24 - 2024
Deadline: Jan - 24 - 2024
As in many other Sahelian countries, universal access to clean, sustainable, and affordable energy in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger remains a major challenge, especially for the most vulnerable populations. In 2019, 45 million people, or 72% of the population of these three countries, still did not have access to electricity. Clean cooking has even worse indicators with 88% of the population without access.
To support the efforts of the three governments towards the provision of sustainable energy services to the most vulnerable populations and to capitalize on the very significant potential of solar energy in the region, UNDP and UNOPS in partnership with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) are implementing, with SIDA funding and under the institutional anchorage of the Liptako-Gourma Authority (ALG), the "Rural Electrification Project through Renewable Energy Systems in the Liptako-Gourma Region - Pilot Phase", for a
duration of 3 years (2021 - 2023). This project aims to (i) provide institutional support in the field of rural electrification to ALG and relevant national institutions; (ii) install six photovoltaic mini-grids with batteries in the Liptako-Gourma region (cross-border region between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger); (iii) support the revision of the regulatory frameworks of the three countries to promote investment in renewable energy; (iv) support the private sector engaged in the development of solar PV mini-grids; (v) support the development of income-generating activities through the provision of clean cooking in the Liptako-Gourma region. The success of this project will condition the implementation of a second phase aiming at intensifying and scaling up these activities, with the contribution of a larger number of partners mobilized to sustainably address the energy crisis in the Liptako-Gourma region.
Under the first component of the project on institutional support for access to clean energy, UNDP, in partnership with ECREEE, is seeking to provide support to the governments in the region for more informed decision-making in the energy planning process, through improved access to reliable, accurate and up-to-date data. To this end, the project aims to upgrade the datasets included in the online regional energy information system managed by ECREEE, the ECOWAS Observatory for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECOWREX), to make them more instrumental and useful for energy sector planning and coordination both at national and regional levels, in particular with respect to the deployment of renewable energy mini-grids.
As such, ECREEE is seeking for the services of a qualified individual consultant or consultant team to update the ECOWREX website in order to:
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