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Burkina Faso biomass energy NAMA

Burkina Faso biomass energy NAMA

Disseminate more efficient biomass technology (especially cook stoves) and strengthen the market for more sustainable biomass use and production for energy consumption.
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Bioenergy
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Waste Management

Burkina Faso, Africa

Year Published

2015 - 2020

Case Summary
The NAMA aims to reduce emissions associated with biomass use and respective deforestation e.g. for thermal energy use in the commercial sector by distributing more energy efficient cook stoves for tra- ditional beer brewing and the production of Shea butter and sumbala. 1 In three phases, the NAMA will target i) productive energy use, ii) domestic energy use, iii) alternative energy options and energy markets. The objective is to enable the biomass energy sector to become an economically viable and renewable sector in the context of sustainable low carbon development.

Good practice elements of the project design include the level of cross-organisational coordination, the active participation of stakeholders, the market-oriented concept, and the combination of technical assistance and financial components.
  • Government agencies: Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD); Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development (SP-CONEDD)
  • International partners: SNV Netherlands; Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW) via FIE (Environmen- tal Investment Fund) supported by Luxemburg and Sweden; United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO); Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • National financial institution: La Société Financière de Garantie Interbancaire du Burkina (SOFIGIB)
Cooperation with
Local NGOs, research institutions and associations of beer-brewers, for instance: Institut de Recherche en Sciences Appliquées et Technologies (IRSAT).
The NAMA received implementation support from the NAMA Facility in the second bidding round for NAMA support projects in 2014, a joint fund of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the United Kingdom (UK), the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building (MCEB) and the European Commission. The proposed budget is EUR 13.5m over five years.

The detailed financing scheme is currently being defined. The aim is to leverage finance through NAMA Facility and existing donor finance channels in the country (such as the Environmental Invest ment Fund (FIE) supported by Luxemburg – LuxDev – and Sweden – SIDA) to unlock investments into biomass production for energy use. NAMA implementation uses a results-based financing mechanism with distinct phases and milestones to trigger new funding rounds and private investment, e.g. from local breweries and investors in biomass energy for alternative fuels.

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership