Core area “Climate and energy, just transition” Decentralised use of renewable energy

So far, only some 30 per cent of Mozambique's people are connected to the power grid. In rural areas, that rate is even lower. Under its Green People's Energy programme, Germany is assisting its partner country in increasing the generation of energy from renewable sources and setting up mini-grids in rural areas.

A technician repairs street lighting in Chimoio, Mozambique.

A technician repairs street lighting in Chimoio, Mozambique.

A technician repairs street lighting in Chimoio, Mozambique.

These efforts are based on close cooperation with local authorities, cooperatives, and local businesses. With German assistance, social facilities are able to purchase decentralised energy systems, and enterprises are able to improve their products and services through renewable energy. For example, 42 remote rural health centres have been provided with off-grid solar power installations. Thanks to this power supply, they are now able to actively contribute to containing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

A woman in Burundi reads by the light of a solar-powered table lamp.

A support fund enables enterprises and farms to invest in photovoltaic systems and solar irrigation pumps.

Moreover, Germany uses its development cooperation to assist training and education facilities in broadening their courses on renewable energy in line with market needs so as to strengthen local value chains.

In order to implement these efforts as swiftly as possible and achieve quick-impact results, the projects draw on the experience of other programmes under Germany's development cooperation. Among other things, there is close cooperation with the Energising Development programme and with the Global Energy Transformation Programme ( (External link)).

At the 2022 government negotiations, the two sides entered into talks about a Climate and Development Partnership. This would involve closer cooperation on implementing Mozambique's NCD, efforts to improve energy supplies and use renewable energy, and the improvement of access to international climate finance instruments.

As at: 18/01/2023