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Improve the access to electricity for 400,000 Nigeriens


Period
2014 - 2020

Implementing agencies
AFD

African partners
Other public body

Names of African partners involved
Nigelec

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
AFD, EU

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active
Niger Republic

Sectors
Electricity, Energy Efficiency

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Mini-grids

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Debt

Main objectives
The objective is to promote economic growth and reduce social inequalities by giving access to electricity to 367,800 persons, including 97,800 from rural areas

Main activities
Extend the electricity supply to 14 new neighbourhoods of Niamey, to 30 new rural towns and 88 new villages; interrup three isolated centrals to achieve savings and diminish negative impacts on environment; support financially Nigelec to extend the middle and low voltage networks, and create new bond lines allowing to stop the thermal diesel-based production; support for the creation of a financial model to allow Nigelec to improve the financial management and serve as a platform of communication with the Nigerien government and technical and financial partners.

Comments

Sources
https://www.afd.fr/fr/ameliorer-lacces-lelectricite-pour-400-000-nigeriens

Contact information
Philippe Renault, Office Director renaultp@afd.fr

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