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    people benefit from the Energia por el Desarrollo Honduras EnDev Ho Programme Two years ago the highly successful EnDev Ho project was set up to implement the use of efficient technology for the consumption and generation of energy in rural areas A perennial crop that fights deserts and grows fuel by Sreenivas Ghatty Founder of Tree Oils India Limited TOIL Sreenivas Ghatty Manager of Tree Oils India Limited TOIL speaks about the benefit of creating jatropha and pongamia trees Update on GVEP International M E feasibility study in Southern Africa Monitoring and Evaluation of Energy for Development M E ED has been acknowledged to be key in ensuring projects and programmes are successful and is a critical part of GVEP International s strategy to improve access to energy GVEP International supports the Ashden Awards Week for 2008 Winners GVEP International offers ongoing support to Ashden Awards winners both through technical assistance and business development support such as was provided to the 2007 winner Mohamedrafik Parpia from ZaraSolar who received business plan development assistance The Developing Energy Enterprise Project DEEP The Developing Energy Enterprise Project is an EU funded programme involving six of GVEP Internationalís partners EAETDN the Aga Khan Foundationís Coastal Rural Support Project Kenya IT Power East Africa Emerging Market Economics Africa Practical Action East Africa and Gender and Energy Research and Training MEM Coordination Platform in Peru In 2007 the Peruvian Government asked GVEP International to set up an a platform to coordinate their renewables and biofuels energy strategy The objective was for this platform to map existing activities in these fields identify future needs and develop a common strategy between all stakeholders public private civil which would be implemented by funders participating in the Platform and in particular with the support of GTZ and IDB GVEP International

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    Initiative on improved biomass cookstoves launched The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE is launching a new initiative on biomass cookstoves with the primary aim of enhancing the availability of clean and efficient energy for the energy deficient and poorer sections of our society Innovative finance for low carbon development in Africa GVEP International has just published a Policy Briefing on innovative finance mechanisms and how they could be used to scale up investments in low carbon technologies in Africa The two case studies examined were presented at a DFID sponsored policy conference at Chatham House in London on 28th January Using Mobile to Extend the Grid The GSMA Green Power for Mobile programme has published a new white paper today called Community Power Using Mobile to Extend the Grid A significant opportunity exists to provide environmentally sustainable energy to people in the developing world who live beyond the electricity grid World Bank launched consultations for improved access to energy The World Bank has launched online consultations for the World Bank Group Energy Strategy The online consultations are part of broader effort to gather input from a wide range of perspectives on how the Bank Group can best help developing countries improve the access and reliability of energy while helping facilitate the shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path New IDEAS to sustain renewable energies in Central America 26 projects have won funding of up to US 200 000 each to develop their concepts in the 2009 IDEAS Energy Challenge Jointly sponsored by GVEP International GTZ IDB and the Government of Korea the competition supports project ideas which demonstrate an innovative response to tackling the energy challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean today Financial Opportunities SSI the FGEF s Small Scale Initiatives Programme Are you working

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    Asia and South America SNV calls for scaling up practices at International Biogas Event in Nepal More than 150 experts from 26 countries participated in SNV s International Workshop on Domestic Biogas 10 12 November which ended with the celebration of the 200 000th constructed biogas plant in Nepal under the SNV supported programme and was attended by various international donors and government ministers GVEP International is social networking Here at GVEP International we re developing our online presence We are now on Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr Delicious StumbleUpon and LinkedIn That s a lot of online presence which is important because it allows us to share more vital knowledge and information about energy access Cameroon International Energy and Water Conference Cameroon s energy experts debate the best way forward for their resource rich country The conference held on 20 21 January 2009 is a must attend for senior industry representative legal advisors financial sponsors operating in these sectors and other professionals interested in initiating investments in the Cameroon energy and water resource sector Jatropha plant power GVEP International investigates the potential of Jatropha to improve livelihoods in Zambia where 96 of rural households survive on less than 1 USD per day The Jatropha Curcas is a useful shrub It is drought resistant requires less intensive management and can live for 50 years It grows up to 5 metres in height and its leaves are toxic which means it makes a good hedge to keep animals out Global Environmental Facility publications for 2009 available now The Global Environment Facility has recently published several papers detailing their work and research over the past year The papers include fact sheets focused on underdeveloped countries information on their programmes and also the latest GEF Annual report Water wheels project designed to help rural

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    coastal Kenya Uganda and Tanzania lake zone at the end of September for three weeks to work alongside the Developing Energy Enterprise Project DEEP teams Cookstoves and Markets Experiences Successes and Opportunities GVEP International has produced a report compiling a series of articles written by key stakeholders active in the promotion dissemination and marketing of cookstoves globally Innovative ideas improve access to green energy for Brazil s poorest This week saw the last group of winners receive their awards in the prestigious IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest which set out in March 2009 to support those in Latin America making outstanding contributions to the growth and promotion of renewable energy in the region Online course in Energy for Sustainable Development The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics IIIEE at Lund University Sweden is delivering a new session of an online course in the field of Energy for Sustainable Development E4SD Innovative green energy ideas in Chile Peru and Colombia receive awards Eleven winners of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest will receive a total of US 2 million to assist in the implementation and development of their proposals GVEP International and ennovent launch Global Energy Challenge GVEP International is proud to announce the launch of the Global Energy Challenge Advancing Change Energy for India s Poor GVEP I is partnering with ennovent an international social venture capital firm in promoting this Challenge Briquettes may prove a sustainable source of fuel in rural Kenya Briquettes are proving to be a potential alternative to the standard use of environmentally damaging fuels such as firewood kerosene and charcoal in the Rongo district of Kenya Caribbean social networking idea wins energy efficiency award An innovative new social networking site that will help households in the Caribbean share ideas on ways to reduce electricity use has been

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    of the 2009 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean have rewarded an innovative use of photovoltaic PV technology in El Salvador this week Winners of Energy Innovation Prize announced Two clean energy projects from St Lucia are the first of an expected 25 awards which will be made in the 2009 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean The entrepreneurs have won a total of 280 000 USD to develop innovative technologies to meet the challenges of energy access and climate change GVEP International joins forces with BiD Network to launch the Access to Clean Energy Challenge East Africa GVEP International has teamed up with the Dutch based BiD Network to launch a competition for business energy ideas aimed at delivering access to clean energy to people in East Africa Entrepreneurs anywhere in the world are being invited to submit business ideas aimed at delivering access to clean energy to people in East Africa LGT Venture Philanthropy launches a website to match experienced professionals with non profit organizations In response to the challenge that non profit organisations face when looking to hire skilled professionals at market rates LGT Venture Philanthropy has created a web based platform that bridges the talent gap between the social and the private sector Outstanding off grid lighting products awards Lighting Africa a joint IFC and World Bank venture has recently launched an award programme for outstanding off grid lighting products in Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Rwanda Senegal or Tanzania Invitation Join the e forum on the involvement of civil society in Energy access programs in Africa Why are NGOs and other actors within civil society not more involved in developing energy access programs in Africa To discuss this topic an e forum organised by

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    technology producers Ashden Green Energy Awards International entries needed by 20 October 2009 The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking entries from inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy programmes from Asia Africa and Latin America Earthscan begins new Earthcast series The Earthcast series kicks off with a discussion on Carbon Markets and Climate Change Mitigation Wednesday 19th August Global Renewable Energy Forum 2009 UNIDO backed forum on scaling up renewable energy to be held in Leon Mexico infoDev DFID Launch New Low Carbon Innovation Programme 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 DEEP EA trained enterprise wins funding from GEF in Kenya BICODE an enterprise participating in the Developing Energy Enterprises Programme in Kenya has just secured funding from the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme BICODE is a community based organization which mobilises local people to protect and conserve the environment and to become self sufficient through the production and marketing of coconut aloe jatropha and neem tree products Dynamic new website from GPOBA The Global Partnership on Output Based Aid launched their new website The site allows users to search GPOBA activities offers resources for practitioners and partners and links to their applications for funding 2009 Envirofit Africa Request for proposals Envirofit International is requesting proposals for projects centered on setting up innovative distribution and sales channels for disseminating Envirofit clean technology cookstoves into the African market NGOs non profits or Non NGO s commercial operations may apply Biofuels the future for Africa LUCAS ROSARIO a GVEP Partner working in India and Africa tells the Partnership why he

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    cane for biofuels Marcelo Leal from the Cooperbio project in Brazil questions the environmental sustainability of large scale sugar cane production and proposes an alternative approa Jatropha is not always smooth running Albert Ngwira of DAPP Zambia discusses the challenges involved in a community generated Jatropha project With support from GVEP International DAPP has for several years been promoting the use of jatropha oil in the rural Chibombo district of Zambia The project aims to improve livelihoods by reducing dependency on imported energy sources and strengthening local economies Riches from Scrap in Uganda Sam Kyazze has started a small briquette business using a press he built himself It is a modest affair housed in a corrugated iron shed and employing just three people but Sam is already dreaming of turning briquette making into an industry Modern stove technology inspires local business Over the next few months we will be profiling stories of businesses that have grown up as a result of training received through the Developing Energy Enterprises Programme East Africa We begin with a case from the coastal region of Kenya Collaboration with Ennovent to boost energy entreprises in India GVEP International has entered into an MoU with Ennovent GmbH to collaborate on a fund established by Ennovent to invest in sustainable energy enterprises in rural India that have a clear pro poor and environmental focus Over 1000 Applications for Energy Contest Over 1000 applications have been received for the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest sponsored by GVEP International the Inter American Development Bank IDB GTZ and the Korean Government Applications have been sent in from every Latin American country 988 and from nine Caribbean countries 94 The Honduras Platform springs into action How can a national energy platform help ensure sustainable energy supply for your country We need only

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    mainly impacts the poorest areas More than 1 6 billion people do not have access to energy and therefore to refrigeration lighting telecommunications or mechanical power Security does not always come from the grid In East Africa less than 3 per cent of rural people and 32 per cent of urban residents are connected to the national grid Even those connected to the grid face frequent power failures Energy Innovation Contest in Latin America and the Caribbean Novel ideas for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin American and Caribbean countries will receive up to 200 000 in financing through a contest jointly announced today by the Inter American Development Bank GVEP International GTZ and the Korean Government Former Vice Minister of Energy in Peru joins GVEP International We are very pleased to welcome Pedro Gamio Aita former Vice Minister of Energy in Peru as GVEP International Regional Manager for Latin America With this appointment GVEP International will reinforce its presence in Latin America and develop its activities mobilizing and increasing its partners network Simon Collings to join GVEP International as Chief Operations Officer As the incoming Chief Operations Officer my goal is to help GVEP International and its Partners really make a difference Paper plans are no use to people who have no access to power Over the coming years I see GVEP International playing a central role in ensuring more and more people are able to access clean reliable energy from technologies such as biogas and small scale hydroelectric schemes GVEP International Coordination Platform in Honduras On Friday 24th October GVEP International sponsored the second meeting on the confirmation of the GVEP Coordination Platform in Honduras at the facilities of the Inter American Development Bank IDB Is jatropha curcas the answer for small scale

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