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UNICEF is deploying solar-powered, climate-resilient water systems in schools and health facilities that remain functional throughout the year and can withstand extreme weather events. These systems are extremely cost-effective compared to all other alternatives powered by fossil fuel. It is foreseen that they also will be used by communities, thus increasing ownership and sustainability.
UNICEF is deploying solar-powered, climate-resilient water systems in schools and health facilities that remain functional throughout the year and can withstand extreme weather events. These systems are extremely cost-effective compared to all other alternatives powered by fossil fuel. It is foreseen that they also will be used by communities, thus increasing ownership and sustainability. With support from partners, this programme could be expanded to over 600 facilities across Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda.
Malawi is among the countries in south-eastern Africa that are increasingly affected by climate change. Whole areas fall dry, people despair. Only half the population has access to basic water supply. Especially children are greatly affected. We raise money for solar-powered water pumps in Malawi. A single water system costs around € 100,000 and provides essential water supply for 10,000 people.
Together we make a difference! – Climate friendly solutions for children in Malawi. To improve access to sustainable and durable water supplies, UNICEF Malawi is introducing groundwater-fed solar-reticulated water systems.
Positive effects on children and their families:
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Managing Director UNICEF Austria
UNICEF’s priority is to ensure that solar-powered systems remain operational in the long term. UNICEF works with its partners on sustainability plans that provide employment opportunities to young people and women as well as innovative solutions such as remote monitoring systems.
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Innovative solutions and field testing:
By working with field partners and programmatic experts, UNICEF can identify, develop and scale together with private-sector partners fit-for-purpose and value-for-money solutions for renewable energy that respond to the unmet energy needs of health-care facilities and schools across Eastern and Southern Africa
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Bringing to scale existing pilot programmes supported by UNICEF and allowing their replication across countries
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• Targeting based on analysis of needs and demand assessment
• Community participation and ownership in the design, delivery and sustainability of services, providing options that meet the demand of communities
• Solutions that are environmentally sustainable and undergo rigorous climate and resilience assessments
• Technical support on the services provided, including quality assurance
• Support to private-sector organizations to manage and operate services
• The development of local and national capacity to support and monitor sustainable outcomes
• Monitoring of long-term performance and impact
per cent of the rural population does not have access to electricity
children and families, with renewable energy solutions will reduce poverty and improve health, education and access to water
hours of power outages every year in the broader sub-Saharan Africa