Renewable Energy in Africa_Mali country Profile_2015


CIF-AfDB team: Mafalda Duarte, Florence Richard, Giorgio Gualberti, Leandro Azevedo, Richard Claudet, Ndoundo Nigambye, Angelo Bonfiglioli and Arona Coulibaly.



Main Geographic Focus: 

ECOWAS Country



RE&EE Category Taxonomy: 

  • Energy Efficiency
  • REEE in general

File Tag: 

  • Policy
  • Market analysis
  • Key statistics
  • Awareness


Authors hope that the information provided in this document will contribute to mobilizing additional investors and partners in financing low-carbon development in Mali.

Mali has been selected as one of the six countries to benefit from the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). The rationale behind this choice is, on the one hand, the nature and scope of the climatic, environmental, demographic and energetic problems Mali faces, and, on the other hand, the significant efforts government has already made to meet key energy challenges. The SREP Expert Group’s report highlights in particular: (i) low rural access to electricity; (ii) a sound institutional base for solar photovoltaic (PV) implementation; (iii) a positive track record in developments to date; (iv) a potential for productive use of energy in agriculture and small commercial entities; and (v) sustainable biomass and biodiesel programs in place.

A SREP Mali Investment Plan (IP) has been prepared under the leadership of the Government of Mali (GoM), represented by the Ministry of Energy and different specialized national agencies. It is a countryled program, in line with key strategies of the national energy sector, as well as with the main principles of the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and the National Climate Change Strategy. It proposes a coherent, programmatic approach for transformational change and promotes both public and private sector operations to remove barriers that might prevent scaled-up investments.

This renewable energy country profile is a knowledge product derived from the SREP IP, with the objective of showcasing to a wider public the renewable energy status of the country, development options, and opportunities and constraints.

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