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In many parts of East Africa, energy supply is insufficient which considerably impedes the economic and social development of these countries, particularly in the rural areas. Moderate forecasts show that the urban electrification gap will remain above 50% in 2015. Only 10% of the rural population will have access to electricity by then.

East Africa has a significant potential for the use of renewable energies. Since 2012, bfz therefore coordinates two short-term projects with associations in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in order to achieve a better access to and increased adoption of renewable energy technologies.

Contact: Torsten Schultheß