Promoting a better access to modern energy services through sustainable mini-grids and hybrid technologies in Djibouti

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 29, 2019 to August 29, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  2. 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  3. 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Project ID: 6202

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy access


  • Resource: Solar
  • Type: Off-grid, mini-grids
  • Electricity access


  • Human altered areas


  • Rural areas
  • Urban areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Partnerships
  • Institutional framework
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Technical capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot
  • Energy finance
  • New/other financial schemes/mechanism

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  • 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers
  • Financial intermediaries and market facilitators

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


The proposed UNDP-GEF project will address barriers that are specifically related to the investment in decentralized mini-grids. The RE source can be either Solar PV or Wind depending on the resource availability. But because there is still no experience in wind throughout the country, the focus will be on Solar.


Unlocking private sector investment in the sustainable off-grid sector (solar based mini-grids and SHS) for increased access to reliable and affordable electricity to peri urban and rural areas of Djibouti.Component 2: Showcasing Solar-battery mini-grids.

USD $913,242

Grant amount

USD $6,800,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($913,242)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Djibouti

Project metrics

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