Renewable Energy Serves as a Peacebuilding Catalyst in Sudan
Scarcity of water in Sudan is known to cause conflict between and within communities.
In total, 200,000 people from 8 localities have benefited from a steady supply of water.
The benefits of solar water pumps Water scarcity and pressure on water resources have been highlighted as sources of conflict between tribes, pastoralists, communities and famers (UNDP and UNEP 2013).
Diesel pumps, which were used for water extraction before the installation of solar pumps, are a heavy polluter with large CO2 emissions.
In terms of efficiency, solar pumps provide 8,400 liters of water per hour in the five localities.
Many villages relied on hafeers for water collection.
In many cases humans and animals were sharing the water in hafeers, due to the lack of any other viable option.
Goal 6- Clean water and sanitation- water quality significantly increases as solar powered pumps extract from a deeper level.
Conclusion The application of solar water pumps in rural areas of Sudan has contributed to peace in communities.
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