Strategic and conceptual support to the Self-Sufficient Village Energy Programme (“Desa Mandiri Energi“ DME) - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Strategic and conceptual support to the Self-Sufficient Village Energy Programme (“Desa Mandiri Energi“ DME)

As of: October 2021

The Indonesian Government launched the Desa Mandiri Energi (DME) programme in 2007. This programme provides 2,000 remote villages with modern, renewables-based energy systems which can be sustainably operated by the community. However, the programme has been progressing at a slow pace. The objective of this project was therefore to enhance the implementation of the DME programme, thus helping disseminate renewable energies in rural regions of Indonesia. In addition, the project aimed to improve the economic development of impacted regions, create jobs and demonstrate options for implementing tailored mitigation strategies in the country. Structured dialogue among all stakeholders helped to improve the implementation process. In addition, several studies were conducted that identified good practices, established a uniform implementation structure and recommended suitable technologies. The dialogue was accompanied by a basic and further training programme to enhance the technical capacities of the implementing structures.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Support provided to the Indonesian Government by building capacities for implementing the DME programme
  • A suitable strategy for implementing the DME programme with regard to technology development, monitoring and coordination has been developed
  • The technical DME committee is now capable of modifying and focusing the project as well as recognising the maturity of existing technologies and implementation strategies. It has also been able to divide the project into three stages (research and development, test phases and dissemination), thus simplifying targeted implementation
  • The project builds capacities for diversifying renewable energies in rural areas

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare - Indonesia

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) - Indonesia
  • Stockholm Environment Institute

BMU grant:
249.964,27 €

11/2008  till  09/2009

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