Under the 10th EDF for 2008 – 2013, energy is one of the principle sectors. Renewable energies are singled out as a specific area where EU support could be focused, in view of their close link with climate change and environmental issues in Nigeria and with EU policies. The current programme will be the first significant initiative in the sector, although the EU has already funded initiatives in the sector through budget line projects and the Energy Facility. In December 2010, GIZ and the EU Delegation fielded a joint scoping mission in Nigeria to investigate in more detail the focus of the German programme and identify concrete options for the future EU support in Nigeria’s energy sector. Following the recommendations of the programme proposal that would scale up activities under the GIZ programme by adding an EDF contribution of €15 million. The programme objective was to achieve improved energy access in Nigeria through renewable energies for consumers (SMEs and households) and improved energy efficiency in other selected sectors. The specific objective of the assignment was to produce a set of project formulation documents for the EU funded project, in RES topic, within the scope of the 10th EDF National Indicative Programme for Nigeria.

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