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The Inclusive Markets for Energy Efficiency in Uganda (IMEU) is a four-year project funded by the Embassy of Sweden. 

The project is implemented by a consortium led by SNV with support from Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) as implementing partners.

IMEU’s overall objective is to develop sustainable, inclusive markets for appropriate energy efficient (EE) products and services for households, businesses, and institutions in agriculture and the built environment, to enhance livelihoods and increase the resilience and competitiveness of businesses in Uganda.

 

Project scope

 

The thematic scope of the project focuses on the prioritised agricultural value chains of tea, maise, sunflower and soya bean and the built environment targeting industrial, public, and commercial buildings across 11 districts and three cities in the country.

The geographical scope of the project covers the districts of Bushenyi, Buhweju, Kanungu, and Kabarole, Lira, Oyam, Kole & Dokolo, Wakiso, Kampala, Mukono. Tea will be prioritised for the Western region, sunflower and soya bean for the Northern part, and maize will cut across all the selected districts.

 

Project approaches

 
  • Behavioural change communication for increased awareness and mindset change.
  • Capacity strengthening of energy service companies and businesses.
  • Applied research and knowledge management.
  • Policy advocacy and institutional coordination through multi-stakeholder partnerships.

 

IMEU Market Development Fund 

 

The IMEU Market Development Fund is a core component of the project aimed at addressing access to finance challenges experienced by Uganda’s budding Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Energy Service Provider Companies (ESPCs), reducing their impact.

The MDF is essential to kickstarting the growth of ESCOs and ESPCs and attracting private capital for sustained impact. The fund aims to mitigate risks and eliminate barriers that prevent companies from launching new ventures. It is designed to support all companies meeting basic eligibility criteria and to stimulate access to EE services, especially in poorer communities and harder-to-reach geographies.

For more information, please visit the project website here

Objectives

Strengthen the supply of EE products and services by supporting SMEs and ESCOs.

Increase demand for EE products and services by increasing awareness.

Strengthen knowledge, coordination, and policy environment.

Peace Kansiime

IMEU Project Manager