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A business coach at the Tanzania SEED training

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.

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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.

GVEP’s CEO took part in debate on building efficient markets for expanding energy access at a large scale.

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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