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Light in a refugee camp

The first ever global analysis of refugees’ energy use - launched today at the UN Headquarters in New York - shows how high costs and poor supply undermine humanitarian assistance. The report calls for an overhaul in the way that energy is managed within the humanitarian sector.

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INTASAVE Energy has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring clean electricity to communities across Africa through a series of solar nano grids (SONGs). Through GVEP’s innovative Crowd Power initiative, in partnership with UK Aid, the SONGs campaign will also receive up to $20,000.

Two Tanzanian companies are among the 2015 SEED Award winners to receive tailor-made business training in a bid to expand energy access and productivity through increased access to energy.

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 support to medium-sized energy access businesses that have the potential for growth and scale. We help them in various capacities: from developing their supply chain and route-to-market strategies, to accessing finance required for growth.

Energy opportunities for women in Senegal

GVEP and local partner SEM Fund are supporting women’s economic empowerment through a three-year project, Economic Opportunities for Women in Senegal (EOWS), with financing from ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy.




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