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Reaching unserved populations: Insights and strategies to increase energy access in northern Uganda

The Uganda Off-Grid Energy Market Accelerator (UOMA) is a neutral intermediary focused on accelerating the growth of off-grid energy access in Uganda to enable universal energy access.

SF co-created UOMA in 2017 in partnership with USAID, Power Africa and the UK Government, to be implemented by Open Capital Advisors, a management consultancy headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with extensive experience of working with enterprises in the off-grid sector and building markets.

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This report is one in a series of insights on how to reach ‘unserved populations’ by targeting barriers to both ability to pay and willingness to pay, discussing challenges across affordability, access and awareness. Today, ~80% of Ugandans live without access to modern energy with an even larger concentration in Northern Uganda. Bringing energy to these households has become a central focus of Uganda’s development agenda.

In order to develop strategies to serve these households, UOMA is conducting research and releasing insights on the topic.

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