Uganda National Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Alliance

Biogas in Uganda

On December 1, 2020, the first phase of a three-year chamber and association partnership between the German Biogas Association (FvB) and the Uganda National Biogas Alliance (UNBA) began in Uganda. Biogas technology belongs to the modern “Renewable Energy Technologies”. 

Uganda, due to its location and climatic conditions, offers very good conditions for the operation of biogas plants, which can be used to produce electricity, heat or cooling.

Project Details

Project Duration

  • 1st December 2020 – 30th November 2023

Objective

  • To increase biogas production and usage as well as awareness in Uganda thus contributing to increased climate protection.

To achieve this, the FvB supports UNBA through know-how transfer so that it can become a successfully working umbrella organization for its members, the individual regional biogas associations, and effectively promote the use of biogas. In the first three-year phase, the project will focus on the areas of association management, service development and interest representation. The Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA), the umbrella organization of Ugandan renewable energy associations, will be involved as a cooperation partner.

Fact Sheet

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER

  • 5-day seminar
  • In-depth trainings on technical, financial and didactic topics
  • Group work, discussions, as well as computer-based and interactive exercises

Target group:

  • Trainer with previous experiences in access to finance education, banking, clean energy or climate finance
  • Professionals who wish to enhance their financial evaluation and didactical skills in order to become a trainer in the field of green energy/climate finance

After the TtT-Seminar, participating trainers are:

  • Provided with a starter kit of slides, exercises and additional tools for trainers
  • Equipped with hard facts and soft skills to develop their individual training
  • Capacitated to undertake courses autonomously

12-WEEK ONLINE TRAINING

Topics addressed include:

  • Political and legal frameworks of the energy market in Uganda
  • Characteristics of decentralised RE markets in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Technologies for small- and medium-scale renewable energy applications
  • Business models for decentralised RE technologies
  • Business plan development
  • SME Finance and loan assessment cycle
  • Project Finance / RE and EE project evaluation
  • International climate finance options
  • Accessing the Green Climate Fund

Implemented through:

  • RE and EE case studies from Uganda, Senegal and other SSA-markets
  • Live expert-led webinars to discuss specific questions