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  • Three in One: DEEP East Africa Creates Business for more than one Partner! | GVEP International
    that three weeks later she arrived at the door of the EAETDN offices in Kampala determined to start her own business With the careful help of the DEEP EA team a business has been initiated which will benefit her her village and two technology producers Nakitende Immaculate travelled from the village of Kyamulibwa to Kampala after she learned of all the potential economic health and environmental benefits from clean and efficient energy technologies It was her intention to not return home without at least one or two clean energy products whether solar lanterns or energy saving cooked stoves with which to start her business The team at EAETDN first took Nakitende to Base Technologies one of Uganda s solar lantern producers where she was introduced to their Business in a Bag Concept As it is crucial for anyone going into the business to understand how these products work she was also enrolled on a Product Training Scheme that began at the end of August With the money she had brought with her Nakitende bought one solar lantern on the spot so that she could demonstrate its efficiency and good value to the people back home Moving on from Base Technologies she was escorted to a Ugastove outlet in Container Village Nakitende was so impressed by the stoves she ordered twenty as well as buying four right away to prepare the market back in Masaka It was agreed that the rest of the order would be delivered to her as soon as they were ready Nakitende is aiming to establish a diversified energy centre in Kyamulibwa with solar lanterns and improved cookstoves merely the start When she returns to Kampala she will receive Business Development training from the DEEP EA team to help ensure her venture is a success The fact

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  • Ashden Green Energy Awards: International entries needed by 20 October 2009 | GVEP International
    is free and up to six winners will receive 20 000 each in prize money for programme development with one overall Energy Champion awarded 40 000 The Awards will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in July 2010 They are interested in initiatives that have radically improved the lives of individuals and local communities and can demonstrate significant environmental benefits through the use of renewable energy and or energy saving measures Award winning schemes must have been consistently successful for at least one year with plans for further expansion Schemes must also be highly replicable to ensure maximum impact in the battle against climate change Benefits of winning an Ashden Award include Prize money of up to 40 000 High profile world wide publicity Enhanced global recognition of Award winning programmes Tailored support to take the programme further A broadcast quality documentary film on the award winning work Opportunities to present your sustainable energy solutions to experts and policy makers both in the UK and internationally A forum for exchanging ideas and solutions with those working in the field of sustainable energy across the globe Past winners have used a variety of technologies that both benefit local communities and achieve carbon savings such as fuel efficient stoves micro hydro plants biogas plants solar energy systems and water pumps Through this many are boosting local peoples income providing employment or training and improving women s status in their community Details of the 2009 International winners including short films about their work are online at http www ashdenawards org international HRH Prince Charles who presented the prizes in 2009 commented The major value of these awards is that they demonstrate what is possible not only for small scale projects but what is achievable for the whole world So much of

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  • Earthscan begins new Earthcast series | GVEP International
    Markets and Climate Change Mitigation Wednesday 19th August 2009 5pm UK time GMT 1 Join the authors of Carbon Markets and Voluntary Carbon Markets for a debate on the effectiveness of market based mechanisms in helping to mitigate climate change Nicholas Howarth from the Oxford University School of Geography and Environment Arnaud Brohé from CO2logic Kate Hamilton from Ecosystem Marketplace and Ricardo Bayon from EKO Asset Management Partners will be

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  • Global Renewable Energy Forum 2009 | GVEP International
    backed forum on scaling up renewable energy to be held in Leon Mexico The overall objective of the Global Renewable Energy Forum is to provide a platform for proactive dialogue to strengthen interregional cooperation and encourage innovative multi stakeholder partnerships aimed at scaling up renewable energy in Latin America and elsewhere Furthermore the Global Forum will represent a unique opportunity for highlighting the leadership required to promote renewable energy To

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  • infoDev & DFID Launch New Low-Carbon Innovation Programme | GVEP International
    DFID Launch New Low Carbon Innovation Programme Posted by Laure Ego 29 Jul 2009 InfoDev and the Department for International Development DFID have announced the launch of a new Low Carbon Innovation Programme The aim of the initiative is to accelerate the development and commercialization of emerging technologies to support low carbon development pathways in middle and low income countries The launch took the form of a seminar in London where experts from the UK Government UNIDO UNFCCC other European governments international innovation centres private sector investors think tanks and academia gave presentations and discussed methods for supporting technological innovation in low carbon countries GVEP I took part in the seminar The feedback obtained was crucial in designing the strategy of the infoDev and DFID programme The initial task for the leaders is to explore the opportunities and challenges facing low carbon innovation in a number of pilot countries Ensuing the analysis a stakeholder workshop will be held in India in September to consider the recommendations emerging from the analyses and discuss potential seed funding to carry these out More information on the programme can be found at http www infodev org en Topic 19 html Share this page Interested

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  • DEEP EA trained enterprise wins funding from GEF in Kenya | GVEP International
    which acts as a natural sink for carbon dioxide Consequently the community has experienced an increase in floods soil erosion and drought particularly along the rivers To help develop their work BICODE have been receiving business and technical training from CRSP K one of the partners involved in the Developing Energy Enterprise Programme East Africa DEEP EA Central to this training has been help designing viable business plans and linking organisations to other support services At the beginning of July it became evident just how valuable and effective the training has been CRSP K was approached by the National Steering Committee of the Global Environment Facility s Small Grants Programme SGP in Kenya to help identify an energy related project to qualify for grant funding Launched in 1992 the SGP supports activities of non governmental and community based organizations in developing countries towards climate change abatement conservation of biodiversity and protection of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods As BICODE s aims align with those of the SGP Patrick Mtsami from CRSP K helped them to develop a proposal which has been awarded an SGP grant of US 40 000 maximum grants are US 50 000 The goal of the project is to promote the use of energy efficient stoves and coconut waste to make briquettes so as to protect the forest areas decrease the emission of harmful gases reduce respiratory illnesses and increase economic independence The principal activity is a campaign to introduce the new technologies and to sensitize local farmers and the community to the environmental and health benefits of briquettes and energy efficient stoves as well as to the potential improvement of their financial status BICODE will act as a buyer for the coconut waste which would otherwise be thrown away The project will be completed within

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  • Dynamic new website from GPOBA | GVEP International
    search GPOBA activities offers resources for practitioners and partners and links to their applications for funding The GPOBA is currently accepting applications for technical assistance funding which would support design implementation and evaluation of individual Output Based Aid OBA projects and for dissemination funding which would support efforts to identify and educate others on the value of OBA programmes GPOBA currently plans to support electrification programmes in India and Ethiopia In India GPOBA is helping to subsidize the costs of electricity connection and wiring for those living in the Shivajinagar slum in Mumbai India 104 000 slum dwellers are forecasted to benefit from connectivity In Ethiopia GPOBA is working to extend grid connection by financing the connection of individuals who have access to energy by virtue of their proximity to the electricity grid but are unable to make the large one time payment for actual connection A GPOBA grant will assist the Ethiopian state run electricity utility provide loans to consumers to fund their connection to the grid It will also cover the cost of two energy efficient CFL s to be delivered along with connection in an effort to promote energy efficiency and keep the electricity bill affordable for

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  • 2009 Envirofit Africa - Request for proposals | GVEP International
    skill sets and experiences in the listed key areas Applicants with active solid distribution channels are a plus previous stoves business experience is attractive but not required This RFP focuses on the following areas Market description and demographics within a specific geographic boundary Distribution channel creation and training plans planned distribution models Job creation and training for local entrepreneurs sales marketing and logistics Stove sales volume forecast by year realistic and specific 3 year forecast Pricing and Margin assumptions Model type assumptions wood burning stoves charcoal burning stoves IAP Indoor Air Pollution awareness raising plans Key partnerships including potential MFI MicroFinance Institutions partnerships Customer tracking capabilities for carbon credit recovery if applicable 3 year business plan assumptions and self sustainability model For the basis of this RFP organizations should assume Envirofit will provide stoves at local market based pricing allowing reasonable margins through the channel Envirofit products include biomass burning stoves charcoal burning stoves and accessory products Envirofit charcoal stoves will be released in late 2009 Envirofit will support delivery of stoves to a centralized distribution point in the country Envirofit combustion chambers are covered with a 5 year warranty by Envirofit Carbon credit revenue sharing will be provided where available Carbon Credit attainment work will be done by Envirofit with RFP winning organizations helping with tracking monitoring Any net carbon credits will be shared giving additional revenue for participating organizations Initial target countries are South Africa Nigeria Uganda Ghana Ethiopia Kenya and Tanzania however other countries within Africa will also be considered A maximum of 7 Organizations will be selected as RFP winners sharing a maximum of 500 000 annual grant funding Proposals should be written in English Budget should be in the range of US 50 000 to US 100 000 per project per year depending on scope

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