EMERGE Pilots

The North Western Africa (Morocco), Niger river region (Mali/Nigeria), and east Africa (Mozambique) are three African ecosystems where EMERGE will develop knowledge communities through a participatory approach.

North Western Africa (Morocco)

For its solar potential, Morocco is characterised by intense solar radiation with an average of 5.3
kWh/m2 under annual sunshine durations varying from 2700 h in the North to about 3500 h in
the South, and total installed capacity from solar energy currently stands at 831 MW..

Niger river region (Mali/Nigeria)

With a total length of around 4,100 km, the Niger River flows from the source in the highlands
of Guinea [in south-eastern Guinea near the Sierra Leone border] through the arid areas of the
Sahel through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and emptying through a massive delta,
known as the Niger Delta into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean

East Africa (Mozambique)

The South East Africa region is an African region that is intermediate between East Africa and
Southern Africa, It constitutes about 450 million people and 22 countries including
Mozambique, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
- Mozambique is a south-east African country with a long coastline bordering the Indian Ocean of
2,700 kilometres facing east to Madagascar.