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

The Moving Energy Initiative, which seeks to meet the energy needs of refugees and internally displaced persons, has just launched a new website and resources page showcasing research findings and publications.

The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Africa Hub, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), recently signed a service contract with a consortium of GVEP International and INENSUS GmbH to provide technical assistance to developers of Green Mini-Grids. 
Solar retailer

We are seeking expressions of interest from crowdfunding platforms that would consider participating in an initiative that would raise debt from the UK public to finance businesses selling solar home systems in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Entrepreneurs receiving loans from Letshego Bank, Rwanda

“There is a correlation between access to finance and the growth of micro enterprises in East Africa”, shows a new GVEP study.

Wakiso District Education Officer Fredrick Kinobe addressing school heads.
GVEP brought together 170 school teachers in Uganda to showcase the benefits of energy efficient institutional cookstoves over the traditional ones in a bid to boost the number of schools using improved cooking technologies.

The Kenyan social enterprise aims to reach out to 100,000 households over the next year and provide training to 100 independent women and young micro-entrepreneurs to develop retail businesses.

GVEP is seeking to recruit a consultant to undertake a feasibility study on productive use of electricity for small businesses connected to Mwenga hydro power in Tanzania

Jumeme installing solar mini grid on Ukara island
The system will provide reliable and affordable electricity to nearly two thousand households and over 200 businesses on Ukara Island, enhancing people’s income generation opportunities and productivity for a range of commercial activities.
Buffalo grid system
The off-grid power and internet startup has raised 201% of its £265,000 funding target on Crowdcube. The company is the first project to benefit from financing from DFID through GVEP via the crowdfunding platform.
Mentorship of an entrepreneur underway in Tanzania.

Effective business mentorship is helping energy entrepreneurs in Tanzania to diversify into other businesses.