£400,000 funding to extend Strathclyde university renewable energy project in Malawi

Strathclyde universityA project which can transform the lives of thousands of Malawians by delivering affordable and accessible renewable electricity is to be extended by the Scottish Government.

Humza Yousaf, MSP, the Minister for International Development and External Affairs, confirmed  additional funding of around £400,000 for the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP) as he visited a University of Strathclyde-hosted Energy Symposium at Malawi’s Blantyre Polytechnic.

The MREAP project, from the University of Strathclyde, is designed to support the Malawian government’s work to improve access to a stable supply of energy across the country.

Yousaf explained: “The extension of funding for the MREAP programme underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to ensuring other countries can benefit from Scotland’s world-leading expertise in renewable, sustainable energy, and showing what can be achieved when Scotland works with its international partners.”

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