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UNOPS and the Government of Japan to strengthen electricity supply system in Gaza using renewable energy

A new project will see the installation of solar photovoltaic system for around 125 Gazan households over the next 12 months.

Electricity in Gaza is only available four to six hours per day, on average, severely disrupting daily life and the provision of basic services.

The new $1.5 million project, funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by UNOPS, will create reliable and sustainable access to electricity for households, improving people’s lives.

Participating households will be selected from the most vulnerable affected populations, with a focus on women – female-headed households and widows with lower means and ability to get through crises – as well as elderly-headed households and people living with disabilities.

This project will also contribute to the Palestinian Authority’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, which aims for 10% of domestic electricity generation to come from renewable energy by 2020, said Tokumitsu Kobayashi, UNOPS Jerusalem Office Director.

UNOPS has been working in Gaza with governments and UN agencies since 2014.

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