Dec 05, 2019

NAMA Facility Donors Approve NSP in The Gambia for Implementation Phase

NAMA Facility Donors – the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); the European Union and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (EKFM) – have approved funding to support the implementation of an ambitious NAMA Support Project (NSP) in The Gambia as part of the NAMA Facility's 4th Call. Due to domestic political events in The Gambia, this NSP experienced some delay and is now the final 4th Call project to be approved for the Implementation Phase.

The NSP Investing in Grid-Connected Solar PV in The Gambia seeks to provide up to 10.5MW of renewable energy to the country and demonstrate the viability of international investment in the sector. The technical cooperation component of the NSP will be led by the United Nations Development Programme, and the financial cooperation component by the United Nations Capital Development Fund.

Following the Detailed Preparation Phase, during which the NSP worked to further elaborate the proposed project concept, a comprehensive NSP Proposal was submitted to the NAMA Facility. Based on an in-depth assessment of the NSP Proposal, Donors then approved the NSP to enter the Implementation Phase.

The NAMA Facility's support for this NSP illustrates the Donors' continued commitment to ambitious climate action.