Over the past 2 decades, ICEED has been involved in the design and management of renewable energy and climate change projects in Nigeria. The centre designed and managed the following projects:

Solar PV Rural Electrification Pilot Projects

Funded by the federal Ministry of Power, ICEED designed and managed the project from 2006 to 2011. The centre conducted the feasibility studies of potential project sites in Cross River, Ogun, Katsina and Bauchi States. Other works included engineering design of the mini-grid and standalone solar PV systems for the 4 states, engagement of contractors through an open tender process and monitoring and handover of the installations to the government. ICEED also designed a consumer financing scheme that ensured sustainability of the systems.

South South Renewable Electricity Project

Working with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), ICEED coordinated the feasibility studies and engineering designs for deployment of renewable electricity (solar PV and mini hydro) in selected communities in all the South South states.

Market Development for Clean Cookstoves in Nigeria

ICEED provides programme support for scaling up market access for clean household and institutional cookstoves in Nigeria. Activities include technology and supply chain development, policy support, quality assurance, financing and communication. With support from USAID Nigeria, ICEED managed the energy efficient woodstoves project in Nigeria from 2012 to 2015. The project deployed over 200 efficient institutional woodstoves, built technical and business capacity of selected entrepreneurs and developed clean cooking programmes for the governments of Ebonyi and Niger States. From 2012 to 2014, ICEED managed the Climate Change Component of the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility. This component developed the first ever clean cookstove market development programme that was adopted by the government, and laid the foundation for the launch of the Clean Cookstoves Campaign by the Federal Government in 2014. In 2014, ICEED with support from the European Union implemented and managed the cookstove component of the Farmer Managed Renewable Energy Project in Katsina State. This project disseminated over 50,000 fuel efficient woodstoves and built local technical and business capacity.

Beyond these few projects mentioned, ICEED has continued to work with local and international partners on its clean energy development and expansion plan including GIZ, Australian Aid, Swiss Embassy Nigeria, Christian Aid, Japanese Embassy, FAO, WFP, ACF among others.

On the climate change front, ICEED coordinated and managed the Copenhagen and Beyond Project. Funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, this 2-year undertook policy research and advocacy project on climate negotiations and the development of Climate Change Legislation for Nigeria. The aim of the project was to produce high quality research and bright policy ideas that help the government link climate change to policy with human and economic progress, including poverty eradication and support Nigeria’s participation in the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. The project conducted research on climate change mitigation, adaptation, financing, technology transfer and international negotiations. It established a body of researchers on these issues, trained Nigeria negotiators; provided support to the negotiating teams; and wrote the Bill and built a coalition to support the passage of the National Climate Change Commission.

As part of efforts to support Nigerian farmers to withstand climate shocks, ICEED with support from DFID and through the Coalition for Change Programme, built a partnership to develop the market for climate-based agricultural insurance scheme. The programme included baseline survey, market and policy research on agricultural insurance. The partnership included the National Insurance Commission, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation, representatives of the insurance industry and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. This programme was further supported by additional research consultancy from the World Bank.