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Stay abreast of the latest news from the energy sector and GVEP’s activities.

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.

INTASAVE brings solar nanogrids to Africa

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.

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.

Clean Cooking Forum 2015 - Accelerating markets and scaling solutions

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

The 2015 Clean Cooking Forum opens today in Accra, Ghana. The four-day conference provides the opportunity for practitioners to come together to learn from each other and to work towards gaining the capacity and resources necessary to scale adoption of clean cooking solutions.

Solar energy entrepreneur with keen eye for opportunity

A GVEP-supported entrepreneur in a small fishing town on the shores of Lake Victoria, North Tanzania, has seized the opportunity of the bustling economy of the area to utilise solar in diversifying businesses.


CaribShare, the biogas social enterprise seeking to provide energy from organic waste, is launching a crowdfund campaign to finalise the construction of their biogas plant, which will promote rural development in Jamaica.

Mohammed Kadhi, Business Development Director at Consumers' Choice explains his
GVEP teamed up with Green Growth promoters to host a two-day conference, which provided a space for exploring opportunities and strategies for streamlining Green Growth in Kenya’s development agenda.



A client picking up his charged phone from 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.

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.