The International Center for Energy, Environment and Development continues to expand its leading role in providing energy access to the conflict affected communities in the North East. The organisation recently concluded another round of training on solar PV and stove production in Biu, Hawul and Kwaya Kusar LGAs of Borno State. Beneficiaries were trained in solar installation, maintenance and marketing, as well as stove production and marketing. Trainees were provided with starter tools to enable them to begin the application of the acquired skills. Access to energy is vital to ensure food security and is often highly constrained in conflict-affected areas. The European Union funded “Borno MAIDA Project – Support for Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State, which integrates market aligned vocational training for youths on sustainable household energy solutions; Instals solar energy solutions in households and institutions, and delivers fuel efficient stoves for households, has been changing the energy access narratives with the project communities.
ICEED is implementing the MAIDA project in partnership with Mercy Corps.