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A client picks a charged phone from Mbacyenge Jean Bosco's solar charging shop.

GVEP is supporting entrepreneurs in Rwanda to effectively utilise solar energy to provide off-grid areas with healthy, reliable and affordable power through a mentorship programme.

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500 delegates joined this year's SEED Africa Symposium "Building Bridges for Impact: Green and Inclusive Growth through Entrepreneurship" held on 9-10 September in Nairobi, Kenya.

A number of activities aimed at improving the production of technology, design and marketing of cookstoves and briquettes, are driving the uptake of these energy efficient products in Kenya.


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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