Promotion of mini & micro-hydro power plants in Congo DR

Lead country

Dem. Rep. of the Congo

Participating countries

Dem. Rep. of the Congo

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 11, 2017 to June 11, 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

Project ID: 4690

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy access


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


  • Human altered areas


  • Rural areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Retail

UNDP role(s)

  • Direct support / Service Delivery
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Governance
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Technical capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Energy finance

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • 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

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Poverty reduction

Project description

To promote investment in mini and micro hydropower (MHP)-based mini-grids for rural electrification in the Democratic Republic of Congo

USD $3,287,669

Grant amount

USD $14,200,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,287,669)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Dem. Rep. of the Congo

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