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Fighting energy poverty means improved health, better education, less environmental degradation and increased economic activity and income. Learn about CONREMA's leading role in tackling this important issue.

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The Just1?Ener(gy)ustice is a civil society campaign against energy poverty in Malawi in support of the global SE4All initiative.
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Energy poverty results in decreased chances for future generations. How best can we involve youths to become part of the SE4ALL movements.
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What can Malawi(ans) do to contribute to the SE4ALL objectives – to create universal access to sustainable energy sources, raise energy efficiency and maintain a high level of renewable energy in the energy mix?
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Which kinds of partnerships would be beneficial to bring SE4All forward and how can they be created in our SE4All projects?
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Hot technologies that are relevant to small and medium institutions in Malawi (e.g., hospitals, schools, orphanages, prisons, workshops, SMEs, etc.)
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While many countries are putting efforts to phase out coal due to concerns about its contribution to climate change and danger to human health , Malawi looks to increase its energy output by building a coal-fired power plant at the Kammwamba area in Zalewa. Is coal a sustainable energy source? Will it benefit the country in the long run?
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Biogas – a cost-efficient and sustainable cooking solution for households or institutions in a country with small pockets of cattle farming?
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The renewable energy sector in Malawi – an enabling environment for providing the right solutions to the right people?
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Do private sector players know where and what to register, where to turn to regarding incentives, are import procedures clear, fair and transparent?
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Which networks and other bodies are related to the sector and which services do they offer? Are there any needs of stakeholders that are currently unattended?
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Markets are flooded with substandard devices at cheap cost which rather harm the image of the technologies (e.g. pico solar) on the long run than do any good, and produce a lot of harmful trash to the environment. How can we get the border controls and eradication of sub-standard devices form theory to practice? How can we incentivize players who are focusing on quality-proven, certified devices? How do we either get to a national quality certification mechanism or work with existing bodies like Lighting Africa etc.?
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How does one know which system to buy where and what price would be adequate for that, in a country where most people do not have access or skills to compare these online, where we don’t have online purchasing options and where there is a limited number of suppliers for RE technologies? Which role can existing networks like CONREMA, Community Energy Malawi, the Consumer Association of Malawi or other play in guiding customers so that they can find good, long lasting devices with proper back-up service at fair prices – which again leads to more customer satisfaction and long-term demand?
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Many NGOs and donors support the installation of solar systems or fuel-efficient stoves in rural schools, health centres, hospitals, prisons etc. to provide the much needed electricity and cooking energy. Unfortunately, most of these systems are found to be non-functional after just 2 or 3 years due to the lack of ongoing financial support to maintain systems, replace spare parts etc. At the moment, we have heaps of “solar system ruins” in the country’s rural schools and health centres, which were set up with good intentions. Currently, we seem to be lacking a clear sustainability and maintenance strategy for these. What are the possible solutions? Could the Government get involved on District level, e.g. by having a monitoring plan for systems in education and health facilities and remote monitoring tools, that would facilitate the timely budgeting and preparation for replacement funds? Could a maintenance team be identified per District and be hired and paid from an energy infrastructure fund? Or would the schools and health centres have their own yearly budget to set aside for the maintenance? What do YOU suggest?
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