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GAP has the ambitious target to finance approximately 270MW of new renewable energy generation capacity in four years, saving 3.9m tonnes of carbon emissions and improving the supply of clean energy to millions of people in Africa.;
To undertake research to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of Low Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) suited to developing country contexts. Domestic and small-industrial electrical appliances are key to increasing the impact of energy access for poor consumers, expanding the markets for household solar and mini-grid systems, and enabling the most efficient use of available power where the grid is unreliable.”
In the Mazabuka District in Zambia, nine pilots were implemented to test models to reduce water extraction, improve water resource management, reduce resource degradation, and introduce sustainable livelihood alternatives, including goat rearing, energy saving, organic fruits and vegetables, and sustainable fish-stock management. Poverty is the main driver for natural resource degradation in this area. To protect natural resources, farmers and communities need alternative livelihoods and opportunities for restoration: when people see the benefit from the natural resources they depend on, it is in their interest to protect it. In 2019, Zambia Sugar (Illovo owned) finally came on board to address issues of water pollution in the Kaleya River caused by waste products from the factory. The programme has raised awareness on the Fish Ban policy and the No Burning Policy: violation of the fishing ban during breeding months reduced by 40%, and zero-buring is now implemented on 60.700 hectares. Market relations have been established with local offtakers, to supply fresh food products (fish and fruits). Gender sensitization training and gender dialogues have been held to discuss prevailing gender norms, and women and youth leadership training was provided.