This is funding from the Indian government through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Improving the access of rural communities to renewable energies in the North and Far North regions is the objective of the Ministry of Water and Energy, which has just launched the promotion project in Yaoundé. the use of renewable energies.
In the two regions mentioned above, only less than 22% of households have access to electricity or about 78% use kerosene lamps or firewood. The Ministry of Water and Energy seems to have found the appropriate option to compensate for this lack. With the support of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, editor’s note), 6,000 inhabitants of these two regions will soon benefit from training in the use of renewable energies.
“6000 people including 1000 households will benefit from this project in the towns of Bibemi, Zina and Poli. They will be trained in the use of solar energy systems, in ecological briquette manufacturing techniques, in biomass manufacturing techniques, all of this to enable the availability of clean, affordable and more efficient energy ”, Valérie Nkue, Director of renewable energies at the Ministry of Water and Energy said.
The two-year program is funded by the Indian government through UNESCO to the tune of 1 million dollars, or just over 500 million CFA francs.
“UNESCO is implementing this project through the India Development Fund. We are really delighted to be part of this project, which we hope will grow in scope in the coming years here in Cameroon as well as in the other countries of Central Africa ”, says Salah Khaled, Regional Director of UNESCO. for Central Africa.
The project has a triple advantage. It will improve energy flow by reducing deforestation and climate change. It will very soon cover all ten regions of the country. A godsend especially in these times, when electricity is capricious.