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In February 2020 a joint declaration was signed by the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr. Li Yong and Mr. Orlando Antonio Quilambo, the Rector of Eduardo Mondlane University to promote sustainable development in the dissemination of renewable energy systems in Mozambique. UNIDO and UEM in the ambit of the Towards Sustainable Development for All in Mozambique (TSE4ALLM) project are aiming to develop a long term relationship to promote sustainable development in the areas of solar photovoltaic and biomass (waste to energy) systems; dissemination of renewable energy technology; promotion of the adoption of renewable energy technology; and the development of local renewable technologies for the agro-processing industry.
Effective January 2021, UNIDO and UEM with financial support from the Global Environment Facility jointly embarked on the activities of the TSE4ALLM cluster whose aim is to provide a sustainable platform for establishing linkages between Private sector, public sector, academia and research institutions, energy service companies and solution providers, technology suppliers in order to foster competitiveness in the adoption of integrated renewable energy systems. This will be achieved through enhanced cooperation, capacity building, and knowledge sharing, localization of technologies, matchmaking with international technology providers, and collaboration with research and academia that will ultimately lead to increased adoption of RE systems in Mozambique.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNIDO  through the TSE4ALLM project made an open call to Mozambican entities, organizations, companies and consortiums of companies for joint the implementation of several investment projects that involve the development of renewable energy systems of up to 20 kW of installed capacity (for solar systems) and up to 50m3 of biogas production (for biomass systems). 
The call was linked to technology demonstration for Small and Medium size Renewable Energy Projects in the areas of; conservation and agro-processing, solar water pumping and irrigation, and waste to energy. The grant will cover 50% of the total investment and selected project beneficiaries will be required to co-finance the remaining 50% in cash or in kind. Proposals submitted consisted of a single project on one site or a bundle of projects from different sites for as long as the overall conditions in terms of average level of ratio of capital cost to installed capacity is generally observed.

T@blet initiative empoweres rural communities with digital educationUNIDO through the “Towards Sustainable Energy for All in Mozambique” project’s capacity building component seeks to improve and develop the capabilities and knowledge of market players and enablers in the Renewable Energy sector.

Smallholder farmer irrigating her cabbage garden using with water from a solar irrigation pump‘’We set up the water pump, we follow the sun, align the panel, the water comes out and we start irrigating,” explains Ines Maria Paulo, a smallholder farmer and President of the Wanga Udje Farmers' Club, as she demonstrates how to use a solar irrigation pump.

“Agriculture is the backbone for Mozambique’s development, it is thus important that farmers have access to funds to develop their agricultural activities” Eng. António Saíde, FUNAE Chief Executive Officer Although agriculture and small or medium-sized enterprises are important to the Mozambican economy, there is enough evidence that it is not possible to process local raw materials, diversify the economy, or increase the competitiveness without access to modern environmentally adequate energy at an affordable cost.