The United Nations Environment Programme's African Rural Energy Enterprise Development Programme (AREED) a follow-up of the wider programme REED operates in Africa to develop new sustainable energy enterprises that use clean, efficient and renewable energy technologies. These new enterprises can meet the energy needs of under-served populations while reducing the damaging environmental and health consequences of existing energy practices, particularly from low quality biomass fuels such as wood and dung.

ENDA, an international NGO based in Dakar are responsible for AREED activities in Senegal. The Energy Program of ENDA is targeted to a better technical, economic and socio-cultural understanding of the energy problem in African countries through a set of activities including design and implementation of energy information systems, energy planning, energy management, rational use of energy and, energy policy.

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