The African Mini Grid Programme (AMP) is coming to Somalia. This regional initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has just been launched in the capital Mogadishu in the presence of Somali authorities. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded programme provides technical assistance for the deployment of solar mini-grids through the creation of an enabling environment for private investors.
Implemented in partnership with the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), the GPA already covers 21 African countries to promote large-scale investments in solar mini-grids to increase access to sustainable and affordable energy while supporting climate action. Nigeria signed up to the programme in October 2022 with the aim of accelerating the electrification of its rural areas through the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).