Rwanda and Uganda will receive $50 million each from the
Climate Investment Funds to support renewable energy plans.
The Climate Investment Funds seek to scale up financing through
multilateral development banks towards low-carbon and climate-resilient
In Uganda, where currently only 17% of the population has
electricity access, the funding will help to advocate geothermal exploration,
the building of mini-grids and the development of wind power.
Similarly, in Rwanda only 23% of the population have
electricity access. By 2018 the country is committed to having this increased