The Department of Energy Affairs implemented activities under the UNDP funded Sustainable Energy Management Project which phase out in December, 2016. Among the activities, the Department piloted Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies in 14 districts where household polythene tube biogas digesters and school lighting systems were installed. The Department of Environmental Affairs under Climate Change Proofing project had installed biogas plants that are being used for cooking in Mangochi and Dedza prisons.