Almost three-quarters of Mozambique’s 19 million inhabitants live on less than 2 USD per day. In these circumstances, some 95% of all households in the country have no choice but to rely on firewood and charcoal as their main energy source.
To use the establishment of community-driven centres to give poor and low income communities in the central part of Mozambique improved access to renewable and energy efficient services, and to reduce the use of traditional biomass by 15% by 2015.
Establish three local energy and devel-opment centres, each consisting of:
- an Awareness and Information Center
- an Energy Shop
- a local Community Energy Fund
Each of the three Energy Shops provides or introduces at least 5 new energy products to the community
The three Energy Funds should provide access to funding that benefits 50 micro and small enterprises covering 100 different projects.
Establish three Local Energy and Development Committees which are involved in disseminating good practices, in coordination with the three energy centres
Produce three local energy and development plans, including baseline studies on energy resources and needs
Inform and train micro and small scale enterprises, families and local authorities