Botswana Biomass Energy Strategy
In 2009, with support of the German Federal Enterprise for International Co-operation, the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources published the Botswana Biomass Energy Strategy. The policy document includes a cost-benefit analysis of biomass energy consumption and production as well as an assessment of the existing policies and institutions in this area. On that basis, an overall vision for Botswana's biomass energy policy is formulated: improved access to sustainable and affordable biomass energy for all by 2020. In order to realise this vision, the Biomass Energy Strategy contains four strategic goals: (1) improving access to adequate energy services through improved supply of biomass and alternative energy fuels; (2) sustainable production and use of woody biomass energy, (3) derived modern energy from available biomass resources; and (4) creation of a conducive environment for the promotion of new and improved biomass technologies.