Curious experience on the Vanuatu piloting:
Received an offer for a brand new (and quite expensive) solar system for a health clinic. A few days later, received the pictures and video, showing an existing, but currently dysfunctional solar system.
=> Similar thing has happened in Uganda schools once, with a kitchen that had a stove, but broken & currently using three stone fire.
This points to two issues:
Baseline confirmation (need to show the absence of a technology => I think a walkabout and panorama shots are necessary.
Reminder of the importance of follow up, servicing and repair.
Also, in both cases: It’s currently too hard to communicate resp. too risky to go try to register “repair” as a climate action, as greenfield is the default option in the project descriptions. This needs consideration going forward.