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  • News | GVEP International
    most from the coffee bean A coffee waste treatment plant in the Cauca Valley Colombia is going to produce bioethanol bringing not only social benefits but also environmental and economic benefits to communities Phone charging enterprise enhances lives in Uganda With the help of specialised training mentoring and financial linking small entrepreneurs can provide invaluable services to isolated communities and look forward to a brighter future The Power of Bananas An energy enterprise project based on the island of St Lucia is working to stop excess banana crops from going to waste by using them to create power A new pioneering credit model brings solar energy to thousands in rural Africa GVEP has joined forces with the Rural Energy Foundation a Dutch NGO working to accelerate market development for solar energy in sub Saharan African to pilot a new credit model for a hire purchase scheme More water under the wheels Award winning water wheel project receives further funding from the European Union EU to extend its reach to more isolated regions of rural Peru Energy social network Welectricity is a winning idea GVEP congratulates Welectricity on winning the 2011 Best New Sustainability Innovation award This is the latest of a series of awards making Welectricity one of the top social network in its sector Improved energy business prospects in Uganda A five year programme continues to support micro businesses in East Africa to scale up in a way that boosts local economies while promoting the sustainable management of natural resources and reducing poverty DEEP EA Showcased at the EU s Europe Day Celebrations in Nairobi GVEP International exhibited work carried out under the Developing Energy Enterprise Programme in East Africa at an event held by the EU Ambassador in Nairobi last week Road Show comes to an end in

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  • GVEP International in East Africa | GVEP International
    participating in the workshops including suppliers micro lenders SMEs project implementers NGOs donors and government representatives Shortly afterwards Onyango Joseph from the Rayland Rural Development Organisation wrote to me It was quite a wonderful moment for me to meet everyone in the last GVEP International meeting in Kampala I learnt many things and met new friends this is great The meetings enabled us to highlight GVEP International s new products and services that will be rolled out over the next few years We also focused on Monitoring and Evaluation which will be central to our activities and we engaged our partners in discussions on climate change to ensure that our position and efforts are aligned with GVEP Partners on the ground A major point which emerged was that Most people aren t interested in being told to plant trees when they don t have any money to eat We cannot split the climate change issues from economy GVEP Partners were invited to make short presentations describing their organisations and inspiring lively debate on issues such as micro credit for energy enterprises in rural villages Chris Sserunkuma from DFCU Bank had to answer questions such as Have you looked at the big obstacle of people not being able to pay either due to cultural reasons or because they simply have no money He replied We interview all perspective customers to ensure that the loans are viable for them We also employ consultants who teach people through seminars about the business of taking loans and the risks involved We were also grateful to have very interesting presentations given by our regionally located GAPFund project partners TaTEDO Tanzania WODSTA Tanzania Solar Cookers Kenya and the GAIA Foundation Zambia All of the presentations from the day can be found here as well as the

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  • Burning bright: carbon neutral briquettes from waste charcoal dust | GVEP International
    lodges and tourist camps who use briquettes for heating outdoor dining areas for heating water in rooms and tents and for cooking The minimal sparking levels of our fuel make it deal for windy outdoor venues where there might otherwise be a fire risk In the domestic sector we produce a variety of premium products targeting the barbecue market These are sold in small package sizes through local supermarkets and service stations How has your organisation impacted on energy access in these areas How have peoples lives been improved Our standard briquettes are some 40 cheaper by weight than regular charcoal enabling users to save significantly on their energy bills for heating and cooking Emissions are lower than charcoal because our raw material is fully carbonised and therefore contains almost no volatiles The product has significant environmental benefits because it directly displaces unsustainably produced lumpwood charcoal at the point of consumption by using waste material from the supply chain that is normally thrown away Where do you aim to go from here Are you hoping to expand develop etc We hope to expand the domestic market for our products as the public continues to buy more of its charcoal through formal retail outlets compared with the informal backstreet sales points they might previously have used Our equipment is aging and we hope to upgrade and overhaul the production facility as cashflow allows 4 Are you currently involved in a specific project if yes can you describe it if several the most relevant one and explain the benefits impact on the people Our most recent new venture has been a partnership with a community based organisation in the Kibera slum of Nairobi Instead of buying our raw material from large scale charcoal wholesalers we are now buying over 30 through this

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  • Developing Energy Enterprises in East Africa: Success for rural entrepreneurs | GVEP International
    sellers of energy products and services The DEEP EA team will also work towards creating a double edged supply chain On one hand rural producers such as Mama Shigella will be able to cater to the urban markets and on the other suppliers from urban areas will be able to effectively trade energy products and services to rural areas for example solar home systems In Mwanza the team will work with supplier companies such as the Ashden Awardee Zara Solar to reach a wide customer base in the Lake Zone by designing a plan to support their deal flow Zara Solar will in return provide technical training on solar to some of the DEEP EA enterprises Also within the region community based organisations like CARITAS will provide the crucial linkages needed to reach communities through partnership with the DEEP EA team The action also expects to train at least 300 business mentors all of whom will provide support in mentoring the energy entrepreneurs The enterprise approach is coupled innovatively with consumer awareness raising and capacity building actions With a team of 21 full time staff and 6 part time staff members from 7 organisations including GVEP International the action will be carried on until 2013 The DEEP EA team is learning simultaneously from each other and from experiences in the field and is widely recognising that introducing an enterprise based solution to energy access in rural areas is breaking new ground Many energy initiatives in East Africa have been grant oriented and often we get asked what are we going to receive from the project We are faced with the challenge of turning this around to achieve genuine partnerships on the ground with a high level of commitment from entrepreneurs and communities alike One of the key outputs we aim

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  • Spotlight on Gaia Association: successful small scale biofuel projects | GVEP International
    stoves Better the health and safety of women by eliminating the need to gather fuel wood a dangerous and exhaustive task Reduce the exposure of children and infants to pollutants released by burning biomass indoors Facilitate the access of low and middle income households to both Clean Cook stoves and a reliable supply of ethanol Contribute to the efforts of governments NGOs and UN agencies to reduce the pressure on the natural environment caused by deforestation Reduce national dependency on expensive imported petroleum fuels by directing the supply of locally supplied ethanol to the household energy sector Facilitate the local manufacturing of the imported Clean Cook stove so that to minimize the cost and make it accessible to middle and lower income group Accomplishments to date Completed extensive pilot studies for 500 CC stoves in Addis Ababa and 350 CC stoves in three different UNHCR refugee camps that demonstrated stove efficiency safety and user friendliness Recipient of 2008 Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy Awarded a USEPA Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Scale Up Pilot Projects commercialization grant Distributed 1 800 CC stoves in Kebribeyah Refugee Camp Distributed 800 CC stoves in Teferi Ber Refugee Camp More than 120 000 stove test days have been logged without a single accident Completed the Indoor Air Pollution IAP study on different cooking fuels in Addis Ababa and in the refugee camps Benefits that Gaia can get from being GVEP partner are Helps us to promote our project to world wide organizations especially those with which we share objectives and promote a better technology to protect the global climate change Getting support for introducing new technology Facilitates access to finance and information for further development Helps us to share experiences with other GVEP partners about their unique projects Helps us to spread the ideas

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  • 27,000 people benefit from the Energia por el Desarrollo Honduras (EnDev-Ho) Programme | GVEP International
    improving energy access for rural communities the use of these technologies has led communities to change their attitudes towards conservation resulting in far greater awareness of the need to protect natural resources such as river basins and woodland areas Furthermore interest has been awakened in many interior and exterior governmental and non governmental institutions regarding using these technologies as an alternative method for development which protects natural resources Microhydro Projects More than 100 households 700 people in the communities of El Recreo La Muralla and Satalito on the Atlantic Coast have become electrified with micro hydro for illumination as well as many churches schools health and community centres A microhydro system costs between US 16 000 20 000 for a 7 5Kw 12 5 Kw output PV Systems PV systems are an effective alternative for areas where microhydro projects are impractical and EnDev Ho has initiated the installation of 652 solar panels in such areas More than 8 000 people have benefitted from lighting and refrigeration in their homes health centres and schools The cost of these systems is US 500 600 for three lights a battery charger and a 30 watt battery Justa Improved Cookstoves The consumption of firewood for cooking is very damaging for the environment and therefore Justa cookstoves which enable 70 greater yield than traditional stoves reducing the time spent on collecting firewood or the money spent on buying it and it helps to conserve local resources The stoves also emit less smoke reducing the risk of smoke related illnesses and making homes far safer cleaner environments for their inhabitants Justa stoves cost around US 70 and are easy to produce being made of low cost materials Coffee and Cocoa Driers The use of coffee driers and cocoa driers has been largely supported by PRORENA OCCIDENTE

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  • A perennial crop that fights deserts and grows fuel, by Sreenivas Ghatty, Founder of Tree Oils India Limited (TOIL) | GVEP International
    Tree Oils India Limited TOIL Posted by Laure Ego 21 Sep 2008 Sreenivas Ghatty Manager of Tree Oils India Limited TOIL speaks about the benefit of creating jatropha and pongamia trees The biggest advantage of these trees is that they don t compete with land needed for food production and can produce oil both to sell and to use as fuel Please click here to view the full article and

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  • Update on GVEP International M&E feasibility study in Southern Africa | GVEP International
    hosted two workshops in Johannesburg South Africa The purpose of the first was to review the findings of the Feasibility Study and chart a way forward for M E The workshop was attended by 15 participants from 8 of the 10 countries that were visited for the study and represented government energy departments donor organizations NGOs and the private sector It was a lively workshop with contributions from all delegates The key decisions made were that an M E facility in Southern Africa should be phased in beginning with identifying experts and those who intend to become experts in energy M E in the region and building their capacity Initially resources would be necessary to support part time staff and their activities These should grow and develop over about three years culminating in a self sustaining unit with full time staff offering the following General training and capacity building in M E for energy projects Assistance to organisations to establish their own M E systems in house Access to a database of experts who can conduct and train others in M E Access to a database of case studies of energy M E Participants raised many substantial issues one being the need to raise the profile of M E and call for M E to be included in all project design Another was that a weak component of M E activities to date has been the lack of feedback loops and a lack of strategic thinking about ways to influence policy makers so that lessons learned from project results actually influence and improve future project implementation It was suggested that a way to address this might be to hold a conference every year or two where only energy M E approaches are presented GVEP International is exploring ways to realize

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