|Overview : |
The Government of Botswana (GoB), through the Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are implementing a project titled “Promoting production and utilization of Biogas from Agro-waste in South-Eastern Botswana (Biogas Project)”. The Biogas Project seeks to facilitate low-carbon investments in the production and utilization of biogas from agro-waste in South-Eastern Botswana. The project aims to assist the government through the following three components:
1. Institutional strengthening and capacity development;
2. Facilitation and establishment of biogas plants; and
3. Setting up of utilization and knowledge platforms.
The Biogas Project aims to complete the construction and operationalisation of 200 small scale biogas digesters by end of 2021. Currently 30 digesters have been completed, fully funded by the project and 50 digesters have been completed part-financed by the project. At completion of the project, lessons learnt are to be documented to allow for upscaling of the technology throughout the country and for support of the use of renewables as a viable, affordable and sustainable source of energy. In order for this technology to be sufficiently upscaled and offer requisite benefits to the people of Botswana, research results need to be documented and disseminated as is required.
To that end, the Biogas Project requires the services of a team of consultants to collect data, analyse the data, document it and present the data to different platforms as a way of encouraging the use of biogas, upscaling the technology and sharing knowledge about biogas to different types of stakeholders..