On 2 November 2022 (14:00 EAT/12:00 CET), Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) will host, in partnership with the EU Delegation to Uganda, GIZ and GET.transform, a mini-grid side event during the Power Forum of Uganda’s Energy Week (31 Oct – 5 Nov, 2022).
As Uganda strives to achieve sustainable, affordable and modern energy for all in line with the country’s Vision 2040 and with the global energy access targets under SDG7, the country has strategically steered the development of mini-grids to spur socio-economic development especially in remote and underserved areas.
With co-funding from the European Union Delegation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and with implementation support of GIZ, the MEMD has developed 40 mini-grids across the country. To reach further areas in the country, MEMD has partnered with other development partners such as KfW under the Get Access project to develop 100 more mini-grids, and through its National Electrification Strategy, the Ministry is planning to develop 2,000 more mini-grids countrywide.
Reaching this strategic objective calls for a concerted effort from all sector players across government, development partners and the private sector. The upcoming side-event will bring together speakers from
- the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
- Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
- the European Union Delegation to Uganda
- Winch Energy Ltd.
and offers stakeholders a chance to exchange on lessons learnt and consolidate a joint collaboration approach to mini-grid development.
The in-person meeting is also available via livestream.