National Expert in Cookstove Technology - “Uganda Green Schools NAMA’’

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 2936530
Publication date: 03-07-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Energy

Description

National Expert in Cookstove Technology - “Uganda Green Schools NAMA’’
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Uganda Country Office - UGANDA
Deadline : 14-Jul-17
Posted on : 03-Jul-17
Development Area : FORESTRY
Reference Number : 38853
Link to Atlas Project :
00074620 - Improved Charcoal Production Technologies
Documents :
TORs
Annex I - General Terms and Conditions
Annexd II - Financial Template
Overview :

The proposed NAMA Support Programme (NSP) is fully embedded in Uganda’s NDC, which is also confirmed in endorsement letters by both the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE).

This NSP is based on the “Uganda Green Schools NAMA”. As part of integrated sustainable energy solutions for schools in Uganda, the NAMA identified a huge potential for GHG emission reductions through the introduction of Institutional Improved Cook Stoves (IICS). Under this NSP, IICS will be introduced in 15,750 Ugandan schools, which represents 75% of all Ugandan schools.

The main barrier for investments into energy efficiency technologies is the cost of capital in Uganda. At the current Prime Lending Rate of around 25% there is little interest in investigating opportunities and considering investments, especially in a public sector such as education. Therefore, a Revolving Loan Fund will be established to provide financing of investment into IICS. 2 different models are currently considered: provision of capital through the NAMA Facility to the revolving loan fund, which will then give out loans at no/low interest rates to schools or the creation of green funding lines with local/national banks, where the NAMA Facility will cover interest charged by the banks. A decision for one of the models (or a combination) will be taken in the DPP.

The contribution of the NAMA Facility will help to transform the school sector by replacing inefficient cooking facilities with Institutional Improved Cook Stoves (IICS). 75% of the schools will be financed through support of the NAMA Facility, for the remaining schools the Government of Uganda will provide funding.