|Overview : |
Botswana domesticated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators are all the global SDG indicators that are applicable to Botswana. Through Statistics Botswana, the SDG indictors are mapped to the relevant pillar of the Botswana Vision 2036 (2017-2036) and aligned to the National Development Plan 11 (2017-2023) and the associated District and Urban Development Plans. The country is now on course to compile a full baseline of those indicators that are applicable and whose data is readily available. The purpose of this consultancy is to compile all data associated with SDG 7, target 7.2, indicator 7.2.1 which is mapped to Vision 2036 pillar of Sustainable Economic Development. The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis for Botswana states a target of 25% of energy consumption to be from renewable energy by the year 2030. This study will therefore give an indication of the level at which 25% has been reached, how much is left and advice whether the interventions proposed will allow achievement of the target.
- The Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security does not have a data management system for Energy Statistics;
- Currently the total consumption of energy in Botswana is not accurately known, therefore the consumption at year 2030 cannot be accurately predicted and the target of 15% renewables translated to energy cannot be accurately computed.
Section 2 of the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) Act defines Petroleum Products as oil, petrol, paraffin, liquified petroleum gas (LPG), diesel and any other product as may be specified by BERA. BERA, Botswana Oil Limited (BOL), Department of Energy (DOE) as well as Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) have the data of how much of petroleum products are imported overtime. The supply of petroleum products can be loosely translated to their consumption.
Collection of energy data from homes is a complex and very involved process given that homesteads in Botswana are scattered save for within the cities, some areas do not have internet connectivity and therefore online measures cannot be used for data collection. In the United States, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) undertakes a Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) every 4 (four) years. The survey undertakes a household Survey phase, data collection from household energy suppliers, and end-use consumption and expenditures estimation.
The business community offers a simpler process for data collection for energy consumption. Databases for businesses exist through various institutions and departments such as Companies and Intellectual Properties Authority (CIPA), as well as Chamber of Mines for the mining industry. In addition, the Solar Association Industry of Botswana (SAIB) and Renewable Energy Association of Botswana can offer guidance on the known installations capacities.
To that end, the Government of Botswana through the Department of Energy and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) wishes to engage an experienced Individual Consultant to Undertake Data Collection for Sustainable Development Goal 7, Indicator 7.2.1 for Botswana.