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Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) Project

2013 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Ministry of Environment in Nigeria

African partners

Names of African partners involved
Federal Ministry of Water Resources Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs

Geographical scope

Countries where active

Renewables, Electricity, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Grid connected generation

Type of intervention

Type of technical assistance
Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Early stage

Main objectives
The RUWES Initiative intends to enhance individual, government and private sector efforts to improve access to energy, empower women, protect environment and reduce SLCPs

Main activities
Raising awareness of SLCPs and their impacts; Reducing premature death rates due to black carbon inhalation while enhancing personal health and physical environment, Creating awareness and sensitization campaigns in the rural communities, on the need to reduce black carbon emission and adopt cleaner technologies through product demonstrations. Creating a viable market and sustainable supply chain for improved and clean energy technologies. Creating a source of income and serving as a means of poverty alleviation by providing energy for homes and small businesses. Creating access to finance for rural business incubation and entrepreneurship. Improving rural water hygiene. Providing of Climate Smart Agriculture technologies. Phasing out kerosene and oil lamps, and the traditional three-stone-fire in rural communities and position Nigeria as a reference point for renewable energy technologies; Providing 20 million clean cookstoves across the six-geopolitical zones in the country by the year 2020; Cultivating fast growing trees in the frontline States to combat desert encroachment and water scarcity



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