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

To mark its 10th birthday, GVEP is rebranding. The new identity includes a new name and logo, which reflects more accurately who we are and what our aims are for the next 10 years and beyond.

GVEP is proud to welcome two new members, Linda Mabhena-Olagunju and Andrew Yager, to its Board of Trustees.

The ground-breaking international partnership working to change the way energy is delivered for refugees, kicked off phase 2 of the Moving Energy Initiative. This new phase will see the design and implementation of a series of new approaches to providing energy access – with innovations relating to technologies, institutional arrangements and modes of private sector engagement.

Hermisons briquettes production facility in Kiambu County, Kenya

GVEP is offering business advisory services to briquettes entrepreneurs in Central Kenya’s Kiambu County. One of these companies now produces 600 tonnes a month, supplies big companies and has created jobs for the locals.

A client buys briquettes at the GreenChar shop in Kibera, Nairobi.

Kenyan clean energy company GreenChar has successfully raised KES 3,125,204 ($31,252) through its crowdfunding campaign, in partnership with GVEP, on local crowdfunding platform mChanga.

GVEP’s Crowd Power initiative launched the first in a series of reports on energy access crowdfunding. Crowd Power: Mapping the Market for Energy Access reveals crowdfunding for energy access is a niche market segment with only $3.4 million raised for individuals, charities, NGOs and social enterprises in Africa and Asia in 2015.

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. 

An artisan working on jiko smart.
GVEP joins forces with The Adventure Project to boost the last mile distribution of energy efficient cookstoves in Kenya through a loan facility and market development activities.