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  • News | GVEP International
    German energy consulting firm and St Augustine University of Tanzania with GVEP working as the lead agency Sanivation crowdfund to turn human waste into power in Kenya Transforming waste Transforming lives is the motto of a Kenyan based company that is crowdfunding to purchase a mechanical briquette making machine which will increase their production of environmentally friendly briquettes made from human waste Recycling waste oil to fuel generator in Suriname An IDEAS2 winning enterprise in Suriname is working on a system of waste oil collection from communities and companies to use as a feedstock for biodiesel production Versatile SOLARKIOSKS providing much needed energy services for off grid communities SOLARKIOSK Holding a German based e SME is changing the lives of those living in off grid rural communities with the installation of multi functional business units known as SOLARKIOSKS providing modern energy services and products as well as creating jobs and providing local marketplace for villagers GVEP create dual finance training for banks and entrepreneurs A key challenge facing energy businesses in Africa is the lack of access to finance Through tailored training to financial institutions and energy businesses alike GVEP aims to improve knowledge of the energy sector and encourage increased lending activity Millions more now benefitting from clean energy across East Africa To date 2 1 million more people in East Africa have now access to clean energy This has been achieved after just two years implementation of the Capital Access for Renewable Energy Enterprises Programme CARE2 run by GVEP International through funding from the Swedish government Sida GVEP invited to share experience at the universal energy access agenda GVEP took part in a high level meeting last month that addressed issues of policy framework distribution challenges approaches to end user financing and the nexus between energy and health

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  • News | GVEP International
    stoves launched in Kenya New wood and charcoal cookstoves with high levels of fuel efficiency and significantly reduced emissions have been launched into the market in Kenya The stoves have the potential to transform cooking practices in Kenya What makes these stoves unique is that they are made by local Kenyan businesses and they retail at a price which is well below the cost of imported high efficiency stoves ESME grant enables solar light distributor to become key player in the Kenyan off grid lighting market Mibawa Supplies Limited is a Kenyan enterprise working to provide solar products to customers who cannot afford the high upfront costs associated with one off payment products Selling the IndiGo product from Azuri a cost effective pay as you go alternative they are working to scale up their distribution outlets and expand their reach across Kenya Environmental Management Plan disclosed for Senegalese poultry farm to implement business activities A business that GVEP is supporting under the ESME programme has had its Environmental and Social Management Frameworkand Environmental Management plans approved An Independent Evaluation committee was satisfied that the plans adhered to and corresponded with both social and environmental policies already in place KIVA loan facilitates growth of PowerGen micro grids in off grid communities across Kenya PowerGen is a renewable energy company operating in Kenya to facilitate access to energy for off grid communities Originally through solar and wind solutions and now micro grids they are allowing communities to benefit from energy access as well as assisting to secure finance for its installation Crowdfunding to work as catalyst for the launch of modular solar product in the Tanzanian market Shamba Technologies has launched a crowdfunding space in an effort to raise capital to launch a distinctive range of solar products Their aim is for

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  • News | GVEP International
    Off grid lighting companies awarded grants to benefit Kenya s poorest Eight off grid lighting OGL distributors have been awarded grants in an effort to increase access to reliable and affordable OGL solutions for the Bottom of the Pyramid New cookstove designs offer improved performance Through the Spark Fund Project in Kenya GVEP has been working with local stove entrepreneurs to develop new biomass wood charcoal cookstove designs for domestic use The new stove designs will offer greater efficiency reduced emissions and improved safety and durability compared to other local existing models GVEP Advisory Services client selected to pitch at prestigious Amsterdam investor conference A Tanzanian mini grids project whose financing process is being supported by GVEP Advisory Services has been selected to pitch at Pymwymic s Impact Days conference in Amsterdam in April Innovative IDEAS increasing self sufficiency and access to renewable energy in the Caribbean In Jamaica and Suriname two award winning businesses are transforming the lives of those living in under served and off grid communities By implementing sustainable energy solutions they promote self sufficiency job creation provision of 24 7 electricity and increased economic development Caribbean biogas company to provide energy from waste to housing development in Jamaica CaribShare a social enterprise delivering energy from waste solutions has signed a contract to power a new housing development in Jamaica The deal will help to strengthen the livelihoods of rural communities through sustainable waste management and clean energy generation Innovative biogas business model gives affordable energy to low income farmers in central Kenya The scarcity of wood fuel and high cost of kerosene may no longer be a concern for many rural households in Central Kenya thanks to a patent pending pay as you go biogas business model that delivers a user friendly and affordable energy alternative

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  • News | GVEP International
    of stove cladding and assembling Improved cookstove company tackling market barriers in Haiti An ICS producer is about to change the face of Haitian cooking by breaking down barriers that are preventing the adoption of improved cookstoves in the local market East African energy access businesses to benefit from Advisory Services Lack of access to modern energy services has a significant impact on economic development and small infrastructure light solutions will be an important part of the solution particularly in Africa A pioneering resource for companies with potential for scale and impact GVEP International s Advisory Services supports companies that deliver solutions to the poor in Sub Saharan Africa SunCulture technology gives hope to farmers in Kenya A Kenya based company that distributes solar irrigation kits to local farmers could transform agriculture through solar powered irrigation a cost effective solution to low rainfall and spiking energy prices GVEP is working with SunCulture to provide strategic advice on expansion into new markets Kenyan companies win GE USADF Off Grid Energy Challenge Two Kenyan companies that have engaged with GVEP are among the winners of the prestigious GE USADF Off Grid Energy Challenge Mibawa Suppliers Limited a distributer of IndiGo lights and Afrisol a biogas company will each receive up to 100 000 to implement their initiatives Kenyan energy efficient cookstove innovator receives recognition and a grant form Canadian government The Grand Challenges Canada funded by the Government of Canada has awarded STAMP a seed grant of USD 100 000 Kenneth Ndua the founder and director of STAMP has developed an efficient cookstove with a built in compartment that enables the user to simultaneously boil water whilst cooking GVEP appoints West African Trustee GVEP welcomes Thierno Bocar Tall as the tenth member of the Board of Trustees Mr Tall has a wealth

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  • News | GVEP International
    Africa GVEP International Team members were in Uganda and Kampala in March to meet with some GVEP Partners as well as others who are new to the organisation Burning bright carbon neutral briquettes from waste charcoal dust Chardust sells 7 8 tonnes of briquettes per day through a variety of channels including retail kiosks in the city of Nairobi The operators can break up a 50 kg sack of briquettes

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  • Resources | GVEP International
    Biomass Funding Keywords Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off grid solar Knowledge sharing platform Posted on 02 02 2016 Four linked reports on Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off grid solar Tags Solar 2016 SEED Awards News Announcement Posted on 02 02 2016 The SEED Awards an annual awards scheme to recognise innovative and locally led start up social and environmental enterprises in developing countries Tags Sustainability Women are the victims of climate change and the keys to climate action News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 Women bear severe gendered impacts of climate change but systematically lack equal representation in decision making That s a problem Tags Global energy issues BBOXX and Oikocredit bring securitization to off grid African solar News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 Oikocredit International teams with London solar innovator BBOXX to turn the growing off grid solar sector in Africa into an asset class Tags Off grid Lighting up Africa the UK s plan to expand access to energy News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 New UK international development minister wants to boost off grid solar power in Africa Tags Energy access East African company moving from selling only solar energy to everything News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 M KOPA is taking a new direction to offer its customers a wider array of products such as bicycles smartphones water tanks and cooking stoves Tags Off grid Transform Enterprises for Sustainable Impact Posted on 02 12 2015 TRANSFORM is sending out a call for proposals for innovative business ideas and research projects Tags Energy access CAFOD ODI analysis of UK support for energy in developing countries Knowledge sharing platform Posted on 12 11 2015 CAFOD report on whether UK support for energy in developing countries is consistent with

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  • 2016 SEED Awards | GVEP International
    with developing and emerging economies The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy Is your enterprise in a start up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits solving pressing local issues Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise SEED has opened the

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  • Resources | GVEP International
    News Announcement Posted on 02 02 2016 The SEED Awards an annual awards scheme to recognise innovative and locally led start up social and environmental enterprises in developing countries Tags Sustainability Women are the victims of climate change and the keys to climate action News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 Women bear severe gendered impacts of climate change but systematically lack equal representation in decision making That s a problem Tags Global energy issues BBOXX and Oikocredit bring securitization to off grid African solar News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 Oikocredit International teams with London solar innovator BBOXX to turn the growing off grid solar sector in Africa into an asset class Tags Off grid Lighting up Africa the UK s plan to expand access to energy News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 New UK international development minister wants to boost off grid solar power in Africa Tags Energy access East African company moving from selling only solar energy to everything News Announcement Posted on 21 01 2016 M KOPA is taking a new direction to offer its customers a wider array of products such as bicycles smartphones water tanks and cooking stoves Tags Off grid Off Grid is booming But which off grid industry exactly News Announcement Posted on 11 11 2015 A review of the global off grid industry by Harald Schützeichel for Sun Connect Tags Off grid Private sector to light up a third of households without access to the grid by 2020 News Announcement Posted on 05 11 2015 To date the industry has helped customers save around 3 billion in outgoings such as kerosene and batteries Tags Off grid Climate change UK overseas aid for energy projects gives twice as much to fossil fuel ventures as renewables News Announcement Posted on 03

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