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WWF, Partners Hold Engagement on Renewable Energy

Last week, WWF Uganda together with other partners held a Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) engagement on Renewable Energy (RE) scenario development for Uganda. The dialogue focused on how different players can support a process to transition Uganda into 100% renewable energy that is relevant, sustainable, affordable, and acceptable as aligned to the vision 2040 and NPD III.

Among the partners were officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) led by Assistant Commissioner Sam Peter Sekitoleko, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Private sector players.
According to Sekitoleko, the RE scenario is expected to inform pathways and subsequently policy road maps for 100% RE to achieve universal access to modern energy services in Uganda to end energy poverty by 2030; boost socio-economic development to achieve middle-income status and deliver on Uganda’s Vision 2040 to achieve the right balance between energy production, economy, environment and human wellbeing (sustainable energy production and consumption).
According to the program coordinator for Energy and Climate at WWF Uganda, Yonah Turinayo,  the role of MAP is to provide solutions to existing complex challenges such as climate change and energy crisis using available opportunities as different actors pull resources together including Perspectives, expertise, ideas, knowledge (scientific knowledge for local and international planning, implementation, and evaluation of RE), and finances to solve these challenges or tap into existing opportunities.
“There is need for Long-term commitment by the stakeholders to maximize RE in regard to vision 2030, as well as road-mapping scenarios, and international exchange for replication of renewable energy transition in other countries,” he said.
With support from the Government of Germany, the Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) to achieve 100% RE project, that started in 2020 will end in Feb 2023 and is implemented by a consortium of nine organizations; six (6) from the project countries (Uganda, Vietnam and Nepal) and three (3) from Germany (WWF Germany, World Future Council and Bread for the World)).
The project was designed based on the country’s commitment, particularly under Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% by 2030 for Uganda.
Based on the Uganda’s current Renewable Energy (RE) potential (6,500MW), about 80% of it remains unutilized. This places Uganda at a high advantage of matching its Energy demand 100% by RE.
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