Solar Power Plants for the Electrification of Villages in Benin

Solar Power Plants for the Electrification of Villages in Benin

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    The lake community of So-Ava has fragile ecosystems. Applying renewable energy reduces pollution from transportation and the use of petroleum.

    Project objectives

    It would be valuable to develop a sustainable partnership with UN agencies in the field of renewable energies for support, studies, resource mobilization, and project implementation. Additionally, potential partners would contribute to conducting economic environmental impact studies for the project.

    The project will reduce:
    - Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)
    - Improve water treatment techniques and enhance the quality of drinking water
    - Increase energy efficiency
    - Improve the conditions of preserving drugs and products in the health centers
    - Reduce the frequent rates of fires and accidents

    The project will contribute to beneficial social impacts such as:
    - Poverty reduction by promoting the involvement of women in social, economic and political decision-making bodies
    - Reducing the high rate of illiteracy in the SO-Ava lake community by increasing the schooling rate and advancing technical, vocational, and craft training
    - The creation of jobs for young people, women, and persons with disabilities
    - Reducing rural-to-urban migration of young people and women
    - Improve habitat construction styles
    - Encourage transfer of technology
    - The development of healthy leisure and tourism in localities


    65 out of 69 villages within the municipality will benefit from this project: the total number of the beneficiary population is 118, 000, with 20,000 households.

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 13. Climate action; 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Partnership types of interest

    Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 54 countries

    • Angola
    • Benin
    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Canary Islands
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mayotte (France)
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Reunion (France)
    • Rwanda
    • Saint Helena
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan (Republic of)
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Western Sahara
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Detailed location


    Issue areas

    Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Health; Peace; Poverty


    Existing partners

    Main contact: AHISSOU Gohoungo Eugène

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    City; Company; NGO Global; NGO Local; Public Sector Organization; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; UN Entity