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  • Studies and reports | GVEP International
    the pyramid BoP in rural and periurban areas The products and services they offer have contributed to provide an improved access to clean energy solutions for low income customers in these communities The booklet Developing Energy Enterprises in East Africa compiles case studies presenting some of the best performing DEEP entrepreneurs as well as some of their customers The booklet showcases the main renewable energy technologies used by DEEP entrepreneurs improved cookstoves briquettes and solar We share the lessons learnt from DEEP as well as business plan and entrepreneurial tips You ll also find more information about our other energy access programmes Download the DEEP booklet PDF version or the interactive DEEP booklet Standardisation and Certification of Energy Products The Experiences of Developing Energy Enterprises Project One of the challenges faced by companies selling small solar PV lighting products or advanced cook stoves in Africa is the lack of enforced standards Competition from poor quality and cheaper products makes the going tough In the Developing Energy Enterprises Programme we worked with a small number of briquette makers in Kenya Uganda and Tanzania to help them apply for the national standards mark for their product Download this presentation PDF version produced by our partner IT POWER which presents the overview strategy approach results so far challenges and lessons learnt from the work carried out with these DEEP entrepreneurs related to standardisation and certification of their energy products Read full article on the GVEP blog here GVEP Loan Guarantees Lessons learned from Uganda and Best Practices for the future GVEP has been working on implementing loan guarantees to promote access to micro finance to energy products across East Africa and has implemented nine loan guarantee agreements with five financial institutions in Uganda across the spectrum of financial institution type This report explains the approach that GVEP has used to implement these loan guarantees and highlights the challenges that GVEP has experienced on both the client end users and entrepreneurs seeking loans and the financial institution sides This report also outlines some strategies that GVEP has employed to overcome these challenges allowing the micro finance sector in Uganda to gain from lessons learned and best practices of lending at a micro scale specifically in relation to energy Download the study Authors Micah Melnyk and Juliet Gibbs Toolkit Energy Programme Implementation Review of Household Clean Energy Technology for Lighting Charging and Cooking in East Africa Kenya and Tanzania This toolkit has been designed as a resource document for the African Wildlife Foundation AWF and Jane Goodall Institute JGI to implement clean energy projects at the household level in conservation areas in Kenya and Tanzania The toolkit will guide the user through the steps of designing and implementing an energy programme and provides information on the following topics prerequisites when considering the suitability of energy technologies necessary steps required to introduce a particular energy technology market and socio economic feasibility of energy technologies potential financing options for energy technologies and implementation process for energy projects This toolkit is a follow on from the learning report documenting the findings from a review of household clean energy technology for lighting charging and cooking in Kenya and Tanzania conducted by GVEP International on behalf of AWF and JGI Further information regarding the different types of energy technologies available in Kenya and Tanzania the main suppliers of energy technologies and challenges and lessons learnt from energy programmes can be found in this report In addition to AWF JGI staff the toolkit can be used to inform the larger conservation community and donors who are considering implementing projects in the household energy sector Authors Laura Clough Kavita Rai et al Download the toolkit 35 pages the learning report 106 pages and the executive summary 4 pages The Improved Cookstove Sector in East Africa Experience from the Developing Energy Enterprise Programme DEEP The task of cooking is an essential part of life for people around the globe yet in East Africa it is a task that can consume many hours of the day and have far reaching consequences on health and the environment as well as social and economic impacts Improved cookstoves have been promoted in East Africa for many years and can help to reduce household fuel consumption time spent on fuel wood collection and exposure to harmful emissions This report aims to analyse and document GVEP International s experience working with improved cookstove businesses in East Africa through its Developing Energy Enterprise Programme DEEP It describes the context of improved cookstoves in East Africa and provides an overview of the cookstove markets in each of the three countries before going on to describe how the DEEP programme has supported cookstove enterprises and the challenges and lessons learnt from the programme In addition it examines results from stove testing done on cookstoves produced under the DEEP programme Based on this experience the report finally goes on to present a strategy for GVEP International to take its cookstove work forward in the future Author Laura Clough toolkit 35 pages the Download the report on the improved cookstove sector in East Africa An analysis of the off grid lighting market in Rwanda sales distribution and marketing This market assessment provides an overview of the off grid lighting market in Rwanda at the end of 2011 Ten active companies in supplying low cost lighting solutions were interviewed on their products and sales data their distribution channels and marketing activities as part of a baseline assessment of the off grid lighting market in Rwanda This report summarises the findings of this research and provides an overview of the current status of the market the key players and their products It also gives insights in product availability and affordability with a focus on off the shelf lighting products The report also describes the kinds of products currently available in Rwanda the segmentation of the market between smaller and larger products and the geography of sales Authors David Disch and Jasmien Bronckaers Download the report East

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  • Technology factsheets | GVEP International
    year programme set up to provide start up and growth support to energy based enterprises in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda Each factsheet provides an overview of the technology examples and business opportunities The factsheets complemented DEEP s programme of business and energy training and mentoring The programme has now come to an end but we believe that the factsheets constitute a valuable resource for micro entrepreneurs who may be considering

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  • Training material | GVEP International
    that exists in the energy sector The manual was developed as part of a larger programme to enhance the linkages between energy entrepreneurs consumers and financial institutions in East Africa The training manual is developed as a modular guide and provides an overview of financing opportunities in the energy sector including potential financing mechanisms that can be adopted or customized to design an energy financing product or portfolio It also points out the risks that are inherent in an energy loan portfolio and provides suggestions on how these risks can be mitigated Authors Kavita Rai Phyllis Kariuki John Ndulu et al Download the manual Training manual for micro small and medium entrepreneurs in energy business financing GVEP International with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development USAID developed this training manual to build further the knowledge base on energy service and product delivery of Micro Small and Medium Energy Entrepreneurs in East Africa The manual was developed as part of a larger programme to enhance the linkages between energy entrepreneurs consumers and financial institutions in East Africa The training manual is developed as a modular guide to enable energy entrepreneurs to acquire supplementary knowledge in order to expand their energy businesses It provides guidelines on business delivery models business and financial management and the sources of business finance It is expected that this training manual will assist energy entrepreneurs to be favorably positioned for linkages that would be suited to various sources of finance Authors Kavita Rai Phyllis Kariuki John Ndulu et al Download the manual Videos The Alternative Energy Series The alternative energy video series covers a set of technologies that have real business potential in East Africa They illustrate the demand for and range of modern energy products available and highlights key investment opportunities The

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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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  • Home | GVEP International
    been saved and 59 million has been leveraged to support the development of a wide range of energy businesses Home ANNUAL REVIEW 2015 our range of services Our Results How can we support your business Read how GVEP supported businesses are eradicating energy poverty in Africa We offer a variety of services in business technical and financial areas to companies in the energy sector We have supported nearly 3 000 businesses in providing modern energy services and products to close to 12 million people Submit your business concept Latest News GVEP welcomes Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services GVEP appointed Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services Peter is an expert in power and renewables with 20 years of experience as an investor lender and strategic adviser mostly in developing countries GVEP breaks barriers to last mile distribution GVEP is working with entrepreneurs to tackle the barriers related to distribution of energy products in Kenya Women entrepreneurs to sell solar lighting to off grid Senegal Over 1000 solar lamps will be put up for sale early February 2016 by women entrepreneurs in Tambacounda and Kédougou Senegal This will increase access to a healthy sustainable and economical source of lighting to off grid communities Case studies GVEP provides strategic technical financial and operational support to early stage energy businesses which employ technologies including energy efficient cookstoves and briquettes solar lighting and home systems biogas and mini grid electrification Below are a few examples of our work Meeting the energy needs of refugees and displaced people GVEP is part of the Moving Energy Initiative a consortium working to meet the energy needs of refugees and displaced people in a safe cost effective and sustainable manner Providing efficiency and performance analysis for operator of energy kiosks GVEP offers specialized advisory

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    been saved and 59 million has been leveraged to support the development of a wide range of energy businesses Home ANNUAL REVIEW 2015 our range of services Our Results How can we support your business Read how GVEP supported businesses are eradicating energy poverty in Africa We offer a variety of services in business technical and financial areas to companies in the energy sector We have supported nearly 3 000 businesses in providing modern energy services and products to close to 12 million people Submit your business concept Latest News GVEP welcomes Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services GVEP appointed Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services Peter is an expert in power and renewables with 20 years of experience as an investor lender and strategic adviser mostly in developing countries GVEP breaks barriers to last mile distribution GVEP is working with entrepreneurs to tackle the barriers related to distribution of energy products in Kenya Women entrepreneurs to sell solar lighting to off grid Senegal Over 1000 solar lamps will be put up for sale early February 2016 by women entrepreneurs in Tambacounda and Kédougou Senegal This will increase access to a healthy sustainable and economical source of lighting to off grid communities Case studies GVEP provides strategic technical financial and operational support to early stage energy businesses which employ technologies including energy efficient cookstoves and briquettes solar lighting and home systems biogas and mini grid electrification Below are a few examples of our work Meeting the energy needs of refugees and displaced people GVEP is part of the Moving Energy Initiative a consortium working to meet the energy needs of refugees and displaced people in a safe cost effective and sustainable manner Providing efficiency and performance analysis for operator of energy kiosks GVEP offers specialized advisory

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    been saved and 59 million has been leveraged to support the development of a wide range of energy businesses Home ANNUAL REVIEW 2015 our range of services Our Results How can we support your business Read how GVEP supported businesses are eradicating energy poverty in Africa We offer a variety of services in business technical and financial areas to companies in the energy sector We have supported nearly 3 000 businesses in providing modern energy services and products to close to 12 million people Submit your business concept Latest News GVEP welcomes Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services GVEP appointed Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services Peter is an expert in power and renewables with 20 years of experience as an investor lender and strategic adviser mostly in developing countries GVEP breaks barriers to last mile distribution GVEP is working with entrepreneurs to tackle the barriers related to distribution of energy products in Kenya Women entrepreneurs to sell solar lighting to off grid Senegal Over 1000 solar lamps will be put up for sale early February 2016 by women entrepreneurs in Tambacounda and Kédougou Senegal This will increase access to a healthy sustainable and economical source of lighting to off grid communities Case studies GVEP provides strategic technical financial and operational support to early stage energy businesses which employ technologies including energy efficient cookstoves and briquettes solar lighting and home systems biogas and mini grid electrification Below are a few examples of our work Meeting the energy needs of refugees and displaced people GVEP is part of the Moving Energy Initiative a consortium working to meet the energy needs of refugees and displaced people in a safe cost effective and sustainable manner Providing efficiency and performance analysis for operator of energy kiosks GVEP offers specialized advisory

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    been saved and 59 million has been leveraged to support the development of a wide range of energy businesses Home ANNUAL REVIEW 2015 our range of services Our Results How can we support your business Read how GVEP supported businesses are eradicating energy poverty in Africa We offer a variety of services in business technical and financial areas to companies in the energy sector We have supported nearly 3 000 businesses in providing modern energy services and products to close to 12 million people Submit your business concept Latest News GVEP welcomes Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services GVEP appointed Peter Weston as Director of Investment Advisory Services Peter is an expert in power and renewables with 20 years of experience as an investor lender and strategic adviser mostly in developing countries GVEP breaks barriers to last mile distribution GVEP is working with entrepreneurs to tackle the barriers related to distribution of energy products in Kenya Women entrepreneurs to sell solar lighting to off grid Senegal Over 1000 solar lamps will be put up for sale early February 2016 by women entrepreneurs in Tambacounda and Kédougou Senegal This will increase access to a healthy sustainable and economical source of lighting to off grid communities Case studies GVEP provides strategic technical financial and operational support to early stage energy businesses which employ technologies including energy efficient cookstoves and briquettes solar lighting and home systems biogas and mini grid electrification Below are a few examples of our work Meeting the energy needs of refugees and displaced people GVEP is part of the Moving Energy Initiative a consortium working to meet the energy needs of refugees and displaced people in a safe cost effective and sustainable manner Providing efficiency and performance analysis for operator of energy kiosks GVEP offers specialized advisory

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