SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
One of the foundational data layers needed for the development of efficient approaches to solar energy expansion is information on solar mini-grid installations. These offer a sustainable and affordable solution to expand energy access, particularly in remote areas with high sun exposure. 
31 May 2023
East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Viktoriia Unuchko started as a UN Youth Volunteer Administrative and Communications Assistant. She supports the Sustainable Development and Environment Portfolio within the UNDP/Global Environment Facility project "Removing barriers to increase investment in energy efficiency in public buildings in Ukraine through the ESCO modality in small and medium-sized cities".
06 March 2020
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
It’s half past midday in Kawama Village in Northwestern Zambia and Mildred Kikwanda is busy preparing 'Nshima' – the staple maize meal – with chicken stew and vegetables, using a non-traditional means of cooking – a wood-saving, earth-block stove popularly known as the energy-saving stove. Beaming with a smile, and with a blue colourful ‘chitenge’ (wrapper) tied around her waist, she takes some ‘mealie meal’ (maize flour) from a sachet and sprinkles it into a boiling water while briskly stirring it with a cooking stick to make it thicker.
20 September 2019
East and Southern Africa
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