According to the Bank’s website, the objective of this project is to expand access to renewable energy and digital services in Madagascar.
The project comprises of five components.
-The first component, expanding energy and digital infrastructure will focus on the deployment of infrastructure and mobilizing private capital to improve and expand access to energy and information and communication technologies (ICT) in underserved areas, leveraging synergies in joint planning and roll out to reduce deployment costs. It consists of following sub-components: (i) hybridization and digitization of isolated grids; (ii) deployment of digital infrastructure in rural areas; and (iii) private sector renewable energy mini grids (hydro and solar).
-The second component, enhancing energy and digital inclusion aims to accelerate uptake by addressing barriers that hamper digital and energy access. It consists of following sub-components: (i) affordable off-grid solar and digital devices for underserved communities and marginalized groups; (ii) digital literacy and renewable energy awareness; and (iii) off-grid solar and broadband connectivity for public institutions to increase service delivery and access for underserved communities.
-The third component, supporting the enabling environment for green energy and digital infrastructure aims to strengthen the policy, legal, and regulatory environment in both the digital and energy sectors to maximize the success, effectiveness, and sustainability of other project activities. It consists of following sub-components: (i) support for digital sector reforms; (ii) support for energy sector reform; and (iii) enabling environment for enhanced climate change adaptation and mitigation.
-The fourth component, project management and implementation support will support project management and implementation functions and strengthen the Government of Madagascar (GoM’s) coordination and management capacity.
-The fifth component, contingent emergency response component objective is to support the GoM’s response to an eligible crisis or emergency, as needed.
Justin Marie Bienvenu Beleoken Sanguen, Lara Born, Timothy John Charles Kelly
Senior Energy Specialist
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances (MEF)
Rindra Hasimbelo Rabarinirinarison
Ministre de l’Energie et des Hydrocarbures (MEH)
Ministre du Développement Numérique, de la Transformation Digitale, des Postes et des Télécommunicat
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