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June 8, 2022
IDCOL to support Ministry of Energy in Malawi for Solar Home System program implementation

IDCOL will provide consultancy services to the Ministry of Energy in Malawi for the Off-Grid Market Development Fund under The World Bank funded Malawi Electricity Access Project. The objective of the fund is to address the challenges of scaling up the off-grid market in Malawi and electrify 200,000 new households in remote rural areas. The project will also have a transformative impact by reaching households who will not be connected to the grid in the foreseeable future by creating an enabling environment for solar companies.

 

IDCOL, a non-bank financial institution under the Economic Relations Division, catalyzes private sector investment in infrastructure, renewable energy, energy efficiency and PPP projects in Bangladesh. Notably, IDCOL implemented the globally acclaimed Solar Home System (SHS) program under which more than 5 million SHSs were installed all over Bangladesh benefiting 12 percent of the country’s population. In recent years, IDCOL is expanding its cross-border advisory services under which IDCOL earlier supported the Rural Energy Agency in Tanzania for establishment of Renewable Energy Investment Facility (REIF) supported by the African Development Bank. In Bangladesh, IDCOL provided support in updating the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which was submitted to the UNFCCC last year. IDCOL also supported the Climate Vulnerable Forum for the formulation of the ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan: Decade 2030’, a strategic climate plan named after the father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.