Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) – Rural Electrification and Sustainable Energy Access Unit – Clean Cooking Energy

Nigerians depend heavily on firewood and inefficient technologies for cooking. This impacts negatively on the health of users, particularly women and children, the environment and represents an economic burden for poor households and small businesses. The Federal Ministry of Environment (FME), the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and other federal entities and State Governments have led interventions in the clean cooking energy sector such as the National Clean Cooking Scheme.

In order to support the emergence of a sustainable cooking energy market, public authorities together with donors are in the process of establishing certification, monitoring and support mechanisms. The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented by GIZ, in close coordination with its Federal and selected State (Cross River, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Sokoto) partners, aims inter alia at increasing the number of rural dwellers with access to improved energy services and products.

NESP will support a 15-month project that facilitates access at least one improved thermal energy agro processing technology for at least 300 rural agro-processor cooperatives on one agro-product in one of the five NESP selected states.

The Firm of Consultant will be responsible for selecting one out of the three following agro-products:
  • Rice parboiling;
  • Cassava frying/roasting and/or sun drying; and/or
  • Palm oil nuts boiling and/or pressing
Support will focus on the facilitation of access to one of the following pre-selected technologies:
  • Institutional improved biomass or LPG stoves;
  • Improved biomass or LPG roasters.

For more information about the call, please download the document available.