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Project ID:00081466Description:Prog 16 UNIDO: Solar-Power LED
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 3 Feb 2012
Local Government & Decentraliz
End Date*: 31 Jan 2013
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNIDO - UN Industrial Development Orga

Project Description:

Support the establishment of  solar-powered Local Enterprise Development (LED) platforms in at least three localities (councils and/or  community institutions) as a contribution to local economic development and decentralization 

Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

• Promote SME development by supporting the establishment of SME information/communication/advisory centres at decentralized local government/community levels

• Contribute to local economic development by providing access to global information on job opportunities, commodity prices, adaptable technologies and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills

• Strengthen capacity of local councils to deliver on their mandate of service delivery

• Enhance stakeholder participation through provision of audio-visual and ITC facilities that will facilitate community-level training; enable (electronic) storage and retrieval of policies, plans and other strategic documents


• LED platforms established and integrated into at least three  local governance/community units (not currently receiving similar support from other development partners)

• Renewable energy supply systems (e.g. solar) installed for each LED platform as reliable autonomous green energy units.

•Local technicians trained to operate and maintain all installed equipment to ensure sustainability

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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Sierra Leone or the lead agency for the programme.

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