Submitted by: Foundation for Development Initiative (FDI)
Implemented country: Uganda
Title: Solar systems for the poorest in Uganda as a basis for education, water supply and income
Climate change and poverty are the two greatest challenges for Uganda. Foundation for Development Initiative (FDI) is planning a project will make solar energy accessible and affordable for poor rural and urban populations. Some 300 solar systems will be installed in 50 schools to provide lighting and power for computers and Internet access. Solar-powered pumps to supply drinking water and PV systems as energy sources for rural hospitals are likewise planned. Also, 60 will be trained to produce solar generators to provide a good basis for a small business.