|Bringing Rural Villages Closer to Renewable Energy in Cambodia|
The IIEC is designing, producing and disseminating a series of promotional materials on renewable energy as part of the Renewable Energy Promotion and Awareness Program (REPA) from the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) in Cambodia. The program is funded by a World Bank / Global Environment Facility grant and the Rural Electrification Fund.
REF was established by the Royal Government of Cambodia and is responsible for implementation of renewable energy projects in rural areas such as Solar Home Systems, Mini/Micro Hydro and Biomass Gasification. The REF’s aim is to ensure the Cambodian rural population have access to affordable electricity in remote areas with no electricity supply.
The IIEC’s objective under the REPA program is to raise awareness on renewable energy at both rural and national level. The need for promotional and educational resources on renewable energy is paramount to gather interest and support from rural communities and investors. The promotional materials developed by IIEC include TV and radio spots, gimmicks, video presentations, brochures (as shown in the figure on the right in Khmer), promotional events in rural villages, website, workshop for promoting investment in micro/mini hydro and biomass gasification projects and many more.