Solar energy power for socio-economic advancement of women in selected communities in the northern region
Solar energy power for socio-economic advancement of women in selected communities in the northern region
The project involves the acquisition and installation of solar panels to provide alterantive lighting source and power to boost women socio-economic activities in four selected. The project invovles upgrading of four learning centres to incorporate literacy classes for rural communities to be learning agroforestry, bushfire control, organic farming, rearing of wildlife and processing of non-timber forest products in the evenings after farming. With the provision of the light, evening classes will be orgainised for adult school children and school dropouts in weaving, sewing, and batic tie and dye. The learning centres will also be used by school children to learning during the evening when the places are not in use.

Using the solar energy, the learning centres are to develop rural information system to enable the farmers listern to and learn from radio literacy programmes on national, regional and local FM networks and exchange information among themselves.

Women representatives are to be trained as comunity solar light technicians to provide first line basic maintenance regimes and also to promote the use of solar in the rural communities for lighting, heating and cooking.

The project is expected to improve on the literacy levels of the rural communities increase the adoption rate of solar energy usuage and observance of enviornmental management.
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Project Snapshot

Africa 2000 Network-Ghana
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 39,330.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 19,350.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Awareness on the effects of energy conservation and climate change.
Capacity - Building Component
Capacities of women in the use of solar energy for cooking and heating was developed. Constrcution of simple solar driers would extended to women.
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