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RUWES – LGA Partnership

The RUWES Local Government Partnership is aimed at engaging the stakeholders at the roots; the Local Government level, in achieving the objectives of RUWES.


In a bid to scale up access to clean energy for women in the rural Zamfara state, and with support from UNDP, Winrock-USAID and NIAF, a pilot of the RUWES-LGA Partnership was implemented in Kaura Namoda Local government of the State in September, 2014, the first of its type.

 Three (3) Women Business Membership Organizations (BMO) were selected and the members of each BMO were given technical skills on how to run a business, the use and benefits of clean energy products and each BMO was further equipped with a RUWES Starter kit each consisting of a motorised tricycle, eco-boxes, clean cookstoves, and solar lighting equipments. 1,990 beneficiaries were impacted by the distribution of these clean energy products.