Training material

Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook

Developed by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook provides curricula and tools for six days of business skills, empowerment, and leadership training. It is designed to support organizations who are currently working with (or plan to work with) women entrepreneurs and sales agents in the provision of household energy technologies.

GVEP wrote the business training section of the Handbook, which delves into basic business management, with activities training covering Marketing and Customer Care, Costing and Pricing, Financial Planning and Management, and Business Growth and Expansion. GVEP drew on its direct experience of providing this type of training when authoring the materials.

The gender empowerment sections of the manual are based on methodologies developed and tested by a team at Johns Hopkins University.

While the Handbook is designed to empower women to scale adoption of clean cooking solutions globally, it has applicability throughout the household energy sector.

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Training manual for senior and middle level managers in energy financing

GVEP International with funding support from the United States Agency for International Developments (USAID) Energy Small Grants Program developed a training manual in order to build the knowledge base of senior and middle level managers of Financial Institutions within East Africa on the various opportunities that exists in the energy sector. The manual was developed as part of a larger programme to enhance the linkages between energy entrepreneurs, consumers and financial institutions in East Africa.

The training manual is developed as a modular guide and provides an overview of financing opportunities in the energy sector including potential financing mechanisms that can be adopted or customized to design an energy financing product or portfolio. It also points out the risks that are inherent in an energy loan portfolio and provides suggestions on how these risks can be mitigated.

Authors: Kavita Rai, Phyllis Kariuki, John Ndulu et al.

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Training manual for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in energy business financing

GVEP International with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed this training manual to build further the knowledge base on energy service and product delivery of Micro, Small and Medium Energy Entrepreneurs in East Africa. The manual was developed as part of a larger programme to enhance the linkages between energy entrepreneurs, consumers and financial institutions in East Africa.

The training manual is developed as a modular guide to enable energy entrepreneurs to acquire supplementary knowledge in order to expand their energy businesses. It provides guidelines on business delivery models, business and financial management, and the sources of business finance. It is expected that this training manual will assist energy entrepreneurs to be favorably positioned for linkages that would be suited to various sources of finance.

Authors: Kavita Rai, Phyllis Kariuki, John Ndulu et al

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Videos: The Alternative Energy Series

 

The alternative energy video series covers a set of technologies that have real business potential in East Africa. They illustrate the demand for and range of modern energy products available, and highlights key investment opportunities. The videos are primarily meant for staffs of financial institutions to take advantage of investment opportunities in modern energy products and services, and for entrepreneurs unaware of financing opportunities.
The video series has been developed by GVEP International with funding support from the United States Agency for International Developments (USAID) Energy Small Grants Program.
 

Briquettes

 

Improved cook-stoves

  

Solar PV

  

Wind and Biogas

  

Marketing materials and posters for energy entrepreneurs

GVEP International with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed a set of marketing materials (posters and flyers) to enable energy entrepreneurs in East Africa’s rural and peri urban regions to market their products to attract new customers. The materials were developed as part of a larger programme to enhance the linkages between energy entrepreneurs, consumers and financial institutions in East Africa.

The marketing materials were also developed in association with the GVEP-International programme ‘Developing Energy Enterprise Project (DEEP) East Africa’. It is expected that the micro entrepreneurs trained within the programme will be able to utilize these materials to expand or grow their businesses.

Art work: By Emma McColm

A3 Posters:

Briquettes
Cookers
Jikos
Solar charging
Solar cookers
Solar lanterns

A5 Flyers

Briquettes
Cookers
Jikos
Solar charging
Solar cookers
Solar lanterns