Clean Energy Program (CEP)

Sustainable Aquaculture Supply in West and Central Africa (SASWeCA) Project


Internationally, in a bid to curb global climate change, there’s a serious push for countries to reduce greenhouse gasses by moving away from fossil fuels.
Nigeria and Ghana, in West Africa, have made voluntary commitments to reaching net-zero by divesting from fossil fuels and including more renewable energy sources in the country’s energy mix. Cameroon, in Central Africa, is towing similar encouraging path.

In the past decade, the energy costs from Nigeria’s main grid have increased greatly even with chronic power shortage and epileptic supply.

As the price of petrol and diesel have also skyrocketed, it has become more expensive for an average Nigerian to run electricity generating sets at homes and offices.

Also, polluted air is increasingly becoming a big development challenge in a lot of cities in West and Central Africa.

These challenges provide a good opportunity to promote renewable energy sources (such as solar) in order to enable Nigerians divest from fossil fuels and mitigate climate change.

In collaboration with Benuwatts Company Limited, PASDO is promoting the adoption of renewable energy sources like solar power and the use of energy saving devices in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon.