Gaborone, Botswana – (African Boulevard News) – The German development agency, GIZ, has provided €2 million for green consulting contracts for countries in Southern Africa, including Botswana and Zambia.
This funding was made available in April for consultation on 15 green projects across the two countries and is aimed at transitioning towards a cleaner, more sustainable energy sector.
This effort aligns with Botswana and Zambia’s focus on embracing renewable energy sources, which have become increasingly crucial in the fight against climate change. The funding is expected to support the development of green tech and renewable energy projects, including solar and wind power generation.
Through the GIZ, Germany is demonstrating its commitment to supporting African economies in adopting sustainable practices and creating a more environmentally friendly future for the continent.
“This financial support from Germany is a significant milestone for our nation as we look to transition to more sustainable, greener energy sources,” said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Minerals, Green Technology and Energy Security in Botswana. “This funding will enable us to undertake vital consultancy and development work that will help us achieve our goals.”
The announcement was welcomed by the private sector in Botswana and Zambia, which sees this as an opportunity to ramp up green investment and increase the capacity for green energy solutions.
“We are excited about the opportunities that these projects offer, and we welcome the German government’s continued support for our sustainable energy efforts,” said a spokesperson from the private sector in Zambia.
This funding from GIZ is part of a wider push from the German government to support sustainable development in African countries. GIZ is heavily involved in promoting sustainable development across the region, providing a range of technical and financial services for projects that support ecological and social development.
As African countries continue to transition towards cleaner, more sustainable energy, it is hoped that such funding and support will enable the continent to meet its energy needs while also mitigating the impacts of climate change.