The Agreements

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The cooperation between MASE and the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was launched with the signing, in November 2016, of the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Within the framework of this Protocol, three projects were approved and launched, relating to the renewable energy and energy security sector, mainly based on off-grid solutions.

The overall contribution of MASE for their construction, currently in an advanced stage of completion, amounts to €2,975,178.

The cornerstone of the sponsored initiatives is the promotion of renewable sources and access to energy in remote areas of the country. The projects have aroused great interest and expectations in the Congolese government, which in turn has found in Italy a reliable and concrete partner for the implementation of the Paris commitments on climate, and  of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. 

The new Memorandum of Understanding, lasting five years, was signed on March 23, 2023 on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Water. 



New MoU signed

On March 23,  2023, on the sidelines of the United Nations Water Conference, the new MoU was signed with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The purpose of the new MoU is to strengthen bilateral cooperation for sustainable development. As in most of the Memorandums of Understanding signed by MASE in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Sustainable Development goals that shape the agreement, and on which the projects will be elaborated, are the following: improve the management of water resources, promote access to a 'sustainable, renewable and efficient energy, encourage sustainable consumption and production patterns, strengthen and coordinate efforts to tackle global climate change and address its adverse effects, protect, restore and enhance the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems. The MoU operates in accordance with the CBD, the UNFCC and the UNCCD.

    Memorandum of Understanding (New York, March 2023 – March 2028)

Counterpart: Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo - MEDD.
Intervention areas:

  • Water (OSS 6)
  • Energy (OSS 7)
  • Sustainable consumption (OSS 12)
  • Climate change (OSS 13)
  • Eco-systems and biodiversity (OSS 15)
  • International support for national plans (OSS 17)
- MASE – MEDD Protocol (March 23rd, 2023, ENITFR


    Ongoing projects

 Systèmes décentralisés hors réseau basés sur les sources d’énergie renouvelables et les mesures d’efficacité énergétique

Euro 834.690
 Sustainable Energy Services for Rural DRC   Euro 1.015.401


    Completed projects
 Bukavu Green Community as pioneers of an integral and sustainable development in Democratic Republic of Congo


Euro 1.000.000



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