Provision of solar electricity for community facilities in Ebonyi State

Embassy of Nigeria, Nigeria

2019 – date

This pilot project being implemented by ICEED seeks to provide solar PV electricity for an identified education and health facility in Ebonyi State. ICEED is conducting system design, equipment procurement and installation and capacity building for youths on solar PV installation and maintenance. This pilot will serve as a template for expanding access to solar electricity for community and public facilities in the state.

Propcom Mai-karfi – Awareness creation, access to and uptake of Dadinkowa fuel efficent cookstoves in Kano State

DFID / Palladium International Development Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

2019 – 2020

This market creation project seeks to facilitate market expansion for the ICEED “Tier 2” Dadin kowa woodstove in Kano State. it seeks to support awareness creation and business development that will culminate in the sales of 12,000 woodstoves by the end of the project. Since inception, the project has achieved the following:

  • Over 20 cookstoves retail points in strategic location within Kano State;
  • Built the capacity of 30 enterprises on cookstoves marketing; and
  • Continued to provide support to the retail points towards actualizing the objective of 12,000 stoves by December 2020.

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Solar Nigeria Programme

DFID-Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, Nigeria

2014 – till date

Together with Adam Smith International, ICEED consultants designed, developed and continue to manage the Solar Nigeria Programme. The programme seeks to create a sustainable distributed solar market in Nigeria with increased electrification rates in urban and rural areas and improved welfare outcomes in health, education and domestic arena while contributing to emission reduction.

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MAIDA Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State

European Union, Nigeria

2017 – 2021

This Euro 15m project seeks to provide early recovery support to communities in Boko Haram ravaged Borno State, Northeast Nigeria with environmentally sustainable skills and livelihood. Over the three years, ICEED will build the capacity of youths and women to provide climate smart agriculture, solar energy and clean cooking solutions. ICEED will install solar home systems in 650 houses and 12 health and educational institutions. It combines market based approaches with high value social interventions in agriculture, health and education. The project is implemented in partnership with Mercy Corps Europe.

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Farmer Managed Renewable Energy Production in Katsina State

European Union, Nigeria

2014 – 2020

This is being co-implemented in partnership with Oxfam. ICEED is responsible for delivering the clean cookstoves component by developing and implementing the design and production of at least 35,000 low cost locally-made efficient wood stoves; developing a financing mechanism, building a corps of women entrepreneurs and developing and implementing behaviour change communications. Since inception, the project has established a market-based supply chain for efficient woodstoves with up to 431 actors. In addition, over 50,000 stoves have been disseminated by the project through a purely market-based approach. ICEED is currently with Atmosfair GMBH to register the stoves as part of the Clean Development Mechanism of the UNFCCC.

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Increased energy access for IDPs, returnees and host communities in Borno State through improved energy technologies

FAO, Nigeria

2017 – 2019

ICEED is supporting the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in the implementation of a Safe Access to Fuels and Energy (SAFE) project in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. The project provided technical and business training to Internally Displaced Persons in the construction and marketing of efficient cooking solutions. ICEED has established 3 fuel efficient woodstove production centres in Jere, MMC and Konduga LGAs and built the technical and business capacity of 100 IDPs, returnees and host community members on production and sales of stoves. ICEED has further facilitated linkages to the market and this has led to the trained persons selling over 12,000 stoves. To expand access to alternative and more environmental friendly biomass fuels, ICEED developed a Roadmap for the Development of Briquettes in Borno State. The roadmap among other contents proposed the following:

  • Establishment of briquette production centres in areas of high feedstock yield
  • Capacity development among local farmers and artisans
  • Development of briquette-compatible fuel efficient stoves
  • Promotional campaigns; and
  • Pilot projects

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Piloting Safe Access to Fuels and Energy for Internally Displaced Persons in Adamawa State Nigeria

Australian High Commission, Nigeria

2016 – 2017

The project facilitated an effective response to the cooking fuel and energy needs of three Internally Displaced Persons camps in Yola Adamawa State in a safe and sustainable manner without fear or risk to health, well-being and personal security. This was achieved through the training of 100 women and youths in the production of efficient clay/ceramics based cookstoves from locally available materials, and development of mechanism for stove distribution. Other activities included public awareness and campaign for behavioural change among households in the camp, dissemination of at least 1,000 stoves in Malkohi Camp II and provision of institutional stoves for NYSC and Fufore Camps.

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NESP Clean Cooking Intervention; Market development for clean cooking energy solutions for rice parboiling in Niger State

GIZ NESP, Nigeria

2015 – 2017

This project aims to stimulate the launch of a viable commercial market for improved cooking energy solutions for the rice produce value chain. This was accomplished by strengthening the supply chain through appropriate stove design, production, stove performance testing, production and distribution training. Demand was enhanced by developing marketing, communication and behavioural change tools and exploring opportunities for micro-financing. Furthermore, the project supported the creation of an enabling policy environment by engaging with state, federal agencies, donors and other partnerships to ensure that lessons learned are carried forward and opportunities for scale up are explored. These activities led to the dissemination of over 100 fuel efficient parboiling stoves among rice processing clusters in the state.

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Expansion of access to clean cooking energy services in seven NEWMAP States

World Bank/Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

2015 – 2016

This project seeks to expand access to clean cookstoves to households and institutions in Abia, Anambara, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo States. Beneficiaries are households and institutions such as boarding schools and hospitals. Components include: baseline research, market development, including the development and delivery of communication tools.

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Rural Electrification Fund Implementation Plan

DFID-Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, Nigeria

January 2014 – April 2014

In consortium with Adam Smith International, ICEED provided technical support to the Rural Electrification Agency to develop an implementation plan for the Rural Electrification Fund. This includes fund mobilisation and fund operational frameworks.

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National Electricity Access Roadmap

DFID-Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (in collaboration with the World Bank), Nigeria

2013 – 2014

In collaboration with the World Bank, ICEED in partnership with Adam Smith International mobilised leading world experts to support the Federal Ministry of Power's National Electrification Access Programme concept - and produced "Achieving Universal Electricity Access by 2030 - National Electrification Access Programme - Blueprint for Action. This sets out the road map for achieving universal access in Nigeria by 2030.

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National Rural Electrification Strategy

Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, Nigeria

September 2012 – April 2013

ICEED led the DFID-Support Team to develop a National Rural Electrification Strategy for the Rural Electrification Agency. The strategy was developed in consultation with key stakeholders.

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Energy Efficient Woodstoves Project in Nigeria

USAID, Nigeria

2012 – 2015

ICEED is the sole implementer of this project. This project aims to create a template for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and health risks among women by improving the efficiency of the use of firewood in households and institutions. ICEED achieved the following:

  1. Efficient institutional woodstoves supplied and in use in 56 public boarding secondary schools in Ebonyi and Niger States;
  2. About 500 pilot households enjoy the benefits of clean cooking Ebonyi and Niger States;
  3. Over 100 stove developers, SMEs and women organizations trained in clean cooking energy design, construction and distribution; and
  4. Supported Ebonyi and Niger States in developing and launching Safe Cooking Energy Programs to reach 800,000 households in the two states

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National Clean Cookstoves Market Development Programme

DFID - Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, Nigeria

2013 – 2014

ICEED developed the National Clean Cookstoves Market Development Programme with support from NIAF. The programme set clean cookstoves dissemination targets, strategies and approaches using all realistic alternatives (firewood, briquettes, charcoal, kerosene, LPG, ethanol) and all possible financing opportunities (CDM, voluntary carbon market, CSR, Donors). It includes project design, analysis of situation, surveys and presentational material.

National clean cookstoves baseline survey

DFID - Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility, Nigeria

2013 – 2014

ICEED with support from NIAF launched a national baseline survey with 1,800 respondents in the states of Kano, Kaduna and Rivers. The aim was to provide baseline information on cooking energy practices and preferences, cooking energy market information, technologies, and demographic as well as economic data. ICEED successfully completed this survey for use in developing the National Clean Cookstoves Market Development Programme.

Geospatial Least Cost Electricity Rollout Plan and Investment Prospectus

DFID-Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (in collaboration with the World Bank)

August 2013 – September 2014

GIS mapping of energy assets in 11 states and data collection of household economic and social data. In collaboration with the Earth Institute in Colombia University, the project developed a algorithm-based model for market segmentation and prioritization.

Clean Cookstoves Development and Testing Centre Project

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Nigeria

2012 – 2014

Sole implementer of the project. Provided testing and certification services related to stove technical quality, indoor air pollution, and energy efficiency; assisted stove developers in improving stove design and construction methods; and carried out public awareness campaigns.

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Financing Pro Poor Energy Access in Nigeria

Christian Aid, Nigeria


Sole implementer of the project that campaigned for Nigeria to significantly expand the scale of funding for pro-poor, gender-sensitive low carbon energy acccess. It campaigned for and achieved the following:

  1. Increased budget lines of not less than 100 million Naira for clean cookstoves in the 2013 annual appropriations by government MDAs, and new and additional appropriations in the subsequent years.
  2. Increased private sector participation in the activities of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and
  3. Commitments of not less than 50 Million Naira to household energy projects.

Accelerating Nigeria’s Economic Transformation – Climate Change Chapter

African Development Bank, Nigeria


This is the African Development Bank’s flagship study on the role of infrastructure in Nigeria’s economic growth programme. The study provided analysis of the key infrastructure sectors such a power and energy, water resources, roads and transportation as well as cross-cutting issues such as finance and climate change. ICEED was responsible in writing the climate change chapter for the African Development Bank’s flagship Infrastructure Study for Nigeria.

Climate-based Insurance Reform Project

World Bank/DFID (Coalitions for Change Programme), Nigeria

2010 - 2011

Through the Coalitions for Change Programme, DFID supported ICEED to build 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.

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17.5KW solar PV mini-grid system in Esham Community, Ogoja L.G.A Cross River State

Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria

2009 - 2012

This project is designed to provide end-use lighting and power outlets to 91 households, public houses, street lights and water supply. It has 2 centrally located generating stations where the solar panels, controllers, batteries, inverters and other accessories are housed. From there power is extended to end-point uses through distribution systems. It has been completed and commissioned. ICEED provided consultancy services to the project which included technical design of the system, development of bill of engineering measurements and evaluations, selection criteria for the contractors, supervision and commissioning of the installation and hand over to the Federal Ministry of Power.

15KW solar PV mini-grid system in OGD Farm Estate, Ijebu Igbo, Cross Ogun State

Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria

2008 - 2010

This project is designed to provide end-use lighting and power outlets to 150 households and street lights in the farm. It has a centrally located generating station where the solar panels, controllers, batteries, inverters and other accessories are housed. From there power is extended to end-point uses through distribution systems. It has been completed and commissioned. ICEED provided consultancy services to the project which included technical design of the system, development of bill of engineering measurements and evaluations, selection criteria for the contractors, supervision and commissioning of the installation and hand over to the Federal Ministry of Power.

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South-South Solar Electrification Project

Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria

August, 2007 - Ongoing

ICEED provided this consultancy services that conducted identification, feasibility study and design of solar power projects for rural electrification in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo & River States.

Small Hydropower Feasibility Study and Design

Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria

August, 2007 – Ongoing

Identification, Feasibility Study and Design of Small Hydropower Systems in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo & River States, Nigeria.

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Renewable Electricity Action Program

Federal Ministry of Power and Steel (Government of Nigeria), Nigeria

2005 – 2007

ICEED provided the Project Manager’s for the REAP and overall responsibility for the development of Renewable Electricity Policy and Regulation for Nigeria. This includes the development of a 10-year Renewable Electricity Action Program (REAP) and implementation of small hydro and solar pilot projects in Bauchi, Cross River, Edo, Katsina and Ogun States.

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Copenhagen and Beyond

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Government, Nigeria

2009 - 2011

Two year 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.

Low Carbon Industrial Strategy

Global Climate Network, London

2010 - 2011

Survey of key issues and building of national partnership to develop a low carbon industrial strategy for Nigeria.

Improving Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change

Coalitions for Change – a DFID Programme, Nigeria

2008 - 2011

Coordinating and developing climate change policy frameworks, legislative advocacy for the establishment of the National Climate Change Commission and supporting international negotiations.

Niger State Efficient Woodstove Pilot Project

Swizz Embassy / GTZ, Nigeria

April – December 2010

Niger State efficient woodstove pilot project seeks to demonstrate efficient woodstoves technology in order to build an advocacy campaign to extend the benefits of this technology across other schools within the state and the nation at large. The project achieved the following:

  • Produced and installed 3 units of efficient 60 litre institutional woodstoves for Government Girls Secondary School Bida, Niger State;
  • Renovated the school’s kitchen;
  • Trained 3 local artisans in Niger State on design and production of this stove; and
  • Created awareness on the co-benefits of fuel efficient woodstoves that reached over 1,000 school girls.

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Woodfuel and household energy survey in Nigeria

Heinrich Boll Foundation, Nigeria


The survey looked at Nigeria's woodfuel resource base, and woodfuel use in urban and semi-urban areas including Sokoto, Jos, Ibadan, Lafia, Kaduna, Abakaliki, Maidugri, Makurdi and the FCT. It also looked at the magnitude of wood consumption, health and cost implications and potentials to switch to cleaner options among households in the surveyed towns. This survey formed part of a proposed 'One Million Woodfuel Project' which aimed at reducing by half the number of households and institutions cooking with woodfuel in Nigeria by 2015.

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Renewable Energy Master Plan 2005 – 2025

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria


The Renewable Energy Master Plan is a 20-year framework for the Federal Government of Nigeria’s actions on promoting the use of renewable energy in the country. It sets a vision, describes technologies, sets targets, outlines strategies and sets up an institutional framework and a monitoring mechanism. ICEED was the Lead Consultant and Lead Author with overall responsibility in program management, research, harmonization of components, finalization and presentation of Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Master Plan.

Nigeria World Alliance for Decentralised Energy

Christian Aid, Nigeria

June– September 2009

Research and reporting: More for Less: How Decentralised Energy Can Deliver Cleaner, Cheaper and More Efficient Energy in Nigeria.

Market Assessment for Institutional Woodstoves in Nasarawa and Niger States

GTZ, Nigeria

June – September 2008

The assessment looked at the cooking energy use pattern in boarding schools, prisons, restaurants, hotels and bakeries in the 2 states. It assessed their cooking energy use and costs, cooking instruments and practices, health and environmental impacts, and awareness and willingness to change cooking instruments. The assessment also looked at the ability of metal workshops in the 2 states to undertake production of efficient institutional woodstoves.

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Rural Electrification Strategy

World Bank/Bureau of Public Enterprises - Econ One sub-contract, Nigeria

July 03 – May 2005

Consulting and drafting the Rural Electrification Strategy for Nigeria. Participated in other components including baseline studies, low-cost distribution options and implementation support to the establishment of the Rural Electrification Agency.

Nigeria Energy Development Project (NEDP)

World Bank, Nigeria

Renewable short-term contracts

Providing services to the Access Expansion and Renewable Energy Component of the NEDP. Contributes to access and renewable electricity pilots in three states: Cross River, Enugu and Ogun. Pilots focus on testing alternative electricity business delivery models, especially mini-concessioning of networks to private sector and cooperatives, low cost distribution options and participatory approaches to project implementation.

Expanding Access to Rural Infrastructure

World Bank, Nigeria

April 01 2003– April 30, 2004

Consultation with stakeholders and drafting of a World Bank Report on approaches to the integration of rural infrastructure – water, electricity and telecommunication.

Development of Micro Finance Lending Portfolio for Renewable Energy Services

United States Department of Energy (under Winrock International Sub-Contract), Nigeria

April 01–June 30, 2004

Training and capacity building for financial institutions promoting small scale renewable energy projects in Nigeria.

Renewable Energy Finance Training for Energy SMEs & Banks

Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development Morrilton, Arkansas, USA

June 01–30 October 2003

Provision of implementation support to Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) – a micro finance institution on behalf of Winrock International.

Sustainable Rural Energy Business Study

Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, Morrilton, Arkansas, Nigeria

January 02 – June 30, 2003

Survey and documentation of agencies, businesses, NGOs and research centres involved in rural energy provision.

Nigeria Rural-Renewable Energy Development

World Bank, Nigeria

May – August 2002

Contribution to project development for World Bank support to Nigeria on access expansion to electricity services.

Creating Demand and Removing Barriers to Renewable Energy Market Development

UNDP and United States Department of Energy (USDOE), Nigeria

15 June – November 30, 2001

Consultation with stakeholders and organisation of national workshop on creating demand and removing barriers to RE market development.

Energizing Rural Transformation in Nigeria – Scaling up Electricity Access and Renewable Energy Market Development

World Bank, Nigeria

02 January - 31 March 2001

Consultation with stakeholders, organisation of workshop and editing of the book: “Energizing Rural Transformation in Nigeria – Scaling up Electricity Access and Renewable Energy Market Development”