Disaster Risk & Energy Access Management (DREAM): Promoting Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Public Buildings for Clean Energy Access, Increased Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From December 14, 2015 to November 30, 2019

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  2. 8.3 Promote job-creation, entrepreneurial policies

Project ID: 5186

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Renewable Energy


  • Type: On-grid, rooftop
  • Resource: Solar



Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy
  • Other sectors

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Institutional framework
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Awareness raising
  • Energy finance
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Sci-tech pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  • 8.3 Promote job-creation, entrepreneurial policies

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs
  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Poverty reduction

About this project


The objective of the Project is to reduce GHG emissions from fossil fuel-based power generation by demonstrating the exploitation of renewable energy resources for electricity generation in Barbados. To achieve this objective and strengthen the country's Disaster Risk Response (DRR), the Project will promote decentralized solar photo-voltaic electricity generation in Barbados at community development centers and poly-clinics throughout the country. Project activities will include (i) the strengthening of the country's renewable energy policy framework including a grid stability analysis and assistance in the strategic planning of RE investments; (ii) increasing the awareness and capacities of appropriate institutions and individuals to support RE developments in Barbados; and (iii) installations of solar-PV demonstration projects at community development centers, polyclinics and schools. The lessons learned from the demonstration projects will be utilized to scale-up investments for other solar-PV and RE installations in the public and private sector, all aimed at achieving a greater share of RE in the energy mix of Barbados.


Promotion of increased access to clean energy in Barbados through solar photo-voltaic systems in government buildings to strengthen the country"s climate resilience and disaster risk management.

USD $3,552,968

Grant amount

USD $30,900,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,552,968)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Barbados

Project metrics

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