Uganda selected by NAMA Facility to Advance Green School Design

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Mar 10, 2017

Uganda’s Green School NAMA, which supports the uptake of improved institutional cook stoves in Ugandan schools, is among 7 NAMAs that were granted conditional approval of financing for the detailed design of a NAMA by the NAMA Facility.

This is only the second NAMA in a Least Developed Country that has reached this stage. It is also an extraordinary achievement for Uganda as it paves the way for the implementation of one of the first NAMAs in Sub-Saharan Africa.     

The success of the ‘Green School’ NAMA is the result of a long dedicated effort led by Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), UNDP's LECB and its Country Office in Uganda. The NAMA is set to provide sustainable energy solutions to more than 22,000 schools with solar energy, efficient cook stoves, and biogas technologies.

In this 4th round, the NAMA Facility received a total of 75 NAMA outlines and approved seven projects in six countries. The award of the NAMA Facility (EUR 293,000) will allow Uganda to initiate the Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP) next month. The final design of the NAMA is expected to be complete in February 2018. 

The NAMA was developed with the generous support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB).