Community Rural Electrification and Development

Project: Research

Project Details


he Community Rural Electrification and Development (CRED) project was established in 2008 with a grant from the Scottish Government International Development Fund. Working with local partners and algined with the Government of Malawi Rural Electrification Strategy, CRED targets the improved sustainability of community scale solar energy installations through community empowerment and local support.

Working alongside other Univeristy of Strathclyde and Scottish Government funded projects in Chikwawa district, CRED has deployed pilot installations in school and health facilities. Village energy committees have been established and trained, taking daily responsibility for security, maintenance, income generation activities and promoting and managing access to the facilities.
Effective start/end date1/11/0831/03/11


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