ESMAP E-Bulletin | March - April 2019

April 24 2019 New Program to Scale Up Efficient, Clean Cooling in Developing Countries The World Bank announced today a new program to accelerate the uptake of sustainable cooling solutions, including air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain in developing countries. The program will provide technical assistance to ensure that efficient cooling is included in new World Bank Group investment projects and mobilize further…


March 6 2019
The World Bank Group announced today a new program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries.
May 7 2019
The World Bank Group (WBG) recently approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) to help expand off-grid access to electricity across 19 countries in the ECOWAS region of West Africa, as well as in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, and Mauritania.
March 26 2019
The World Bank has announced a US$27 million project to support the construction of a 7MW small geothermal power plant in the Commonwealth of Dominica—the World Bank’s first investment in geothermal in the Caribbean.
March 11 2019
More than 250 engineers and energy-sector professionals represented their countries in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the first regional conference of the Women in Power Sector Network in South Asia (WePOWER), a forum that aims to promote and diversify female practitioners’ opportunities in the power and energy sector.
August 5 2014
An ESMAP-supported program is working with governments in six African countries to incorporate gender issues into energy sector development. Currently active in Senegal, Mali, Benin, Tanzania, Kenya, and Zambia, the AFREA Gender and Energy program is helping to identify ways to improve women’s access to energy services. As part of this work, capacity building activities are helping to create new opportunities for women entrepreneurs. A video tells the story of one such entrepreneur.
May 9 2019
Through the Ulaanbaatar Efficient Heating Project supported by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), the World Bank has helped the government identify a combination of investment measures and recommendations for institutional and regulatory reforms to improve efficiency and the financial and environmental sustainability of the heating sector to put it on a more sustainable path.
May 6 2019
As part of the push for universal access to electricity, the World Bank is making a concerted effort to support the most cost-effective systems and technologies to provide electricity to those most in need.  A new tool promises to make electrification planning cheaper and faster by predicting the locations of existing infrastructure and connections.



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Published on: 05/06/2019