GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en GVEP welcomes Carolyn Tobin as a new Trustee http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-welcomes-carolyn-tobin-new-trustee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP appointed Carolyn Tobin as new Trustee last month. Carolyn is a Management Consultant focusing on acquiring and integrating businesses and other profit enhancement programs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/carolyn20tobin_250.jpg" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="" />GVEP appointed Carolyn Tobin as new Trustee last month.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-welcomes-carolyn-tobin-new-trustee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:45:01 +0000 Meghan Smith 21018 at http://www.gvepinternational.org GVEP’s gender focus helping women break market barriers http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep%E2%80%99s-gender-focus-helping-women-break-market-barriers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The implementation of a programme with integrated gender-specific components is allowing female entrepreneurs to break the mould in business areas that are notoriously impenetrable for women. <br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The implementation of a programme with integrated gender-specific components is allowing female entrepreneurs to break the mould in business areas that are notoriously impenetrable for women.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep%E2%80%99s-gender-focus-helping-women-break-market-barriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:45:52 +0000 Meghan Smith 21017 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Rwanda’s first paygo solar power heads towards success http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/rwanda%E2%80%99s-first-paygo-solar-power-heads-towards-success <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-newsitem-related-articles"> <div class="field-label">Related articles:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/business/news/azuri-and-gvep-awarded-1-million-usaid-grant-bring-pay-you-go-solar-rwanda">Azuri and GVEP awarded $1M USAid grant to bring pay-as-you-go solar to Rwanda </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Customer demand soars for affordable power, as Azuri and GVEP bring clean electricity to off-grid rural communities in Rwanda.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Customer demand soars for affordable power, as Azuri and GVEP bring clean electricity to off-grid rural communities in Rwanda. </em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/rwanda%E2%80%99s-first-paygo-solar-power-heads-towards-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:04:03 +0000 alessandra 21013 at http://www.gvepinternational.org B2D plan to buck the trend in Haiti’s electricity sector with an innovative gasifier project http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/b2d-plan-buck-trend-haiti%E2%80%99s-electricity-sector-innovative-gasifier-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An award winning business plans to advance rural electrification in Haiti by using innovative gasification technology which turns agricultural waste into energy to power micro grids in rural villages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/b2d_haiti_gasifier_ideas_2_wr.jpg" alt="B2D gasifier Haiti " style="margin-right:10px;" /></em><em>An award winning b</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/b2d-plan-buck-trend-haiti%E2%80%99s-electricity-sector-innovative-gasifier-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:14:47 +0000 Meghan Smith 21011 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Google offers $1m prize for next generation invertor http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/google-offers-1m-prize-next-generation-invertor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google&rsquo;s Little Box Challenge is an open competition aiming to stimulate the creation of new, small, innovative power inverters. Smaller inverters will create a bigger spectrum of possible use, including more efficient solar PV products and smart grid distribution which could help to bringing electricity to many people who don&rsquo;t have it. The winning design will receive a $1,000,000 prize fund.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="250" height="250" align="left" alt="" style="margin-right:10px;" src="/sites/default/files/images/little_box_challenge_250.jpg" />Google&rsquo;s Little Box Challenge is an open competit</p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/google-offers-1m-prize-next-generation-invertor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:54:43 +0000 Meghan Smith 21009 at http://www.gvepinternational.org New enhanced stoves launched in Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-enhanced-stoves-launched-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New wood and charcoal cookstoves with high levels of fuel efficiency and significantly reduced emissions have been launched into the market in Kenya. The stoves have the potential to transform cooking practices in Kenya. What makes these stoves unique is that they are made by local Kenyan businesses and they retail at a price which is well below the cost of imported high efficiency stoves.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="Grace's stove " src="/sites/default/files/images/graces_stove.jpg" />New wood and charcoal cookstoves with high levels</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-enhanced-stoves-launched-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:34:59 +0000 Meghan Smith 21008 at http://www.gvepinternational.org ESME grant enables solar light distributor to become key player in the Kenyan off grid lighting market http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/esme-grant-enables-solar-light-distributor-become-key-player-kenyan-grid-lighting-mark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mibawa Supplies Limited is a Kenyan enterprise working to provide solar products to customers who cannot afford the high upfront costs associated with &lsquo;one-off&rsquo; payment products. Selling the IndiGo product from Azuri a cost-effective pay-as-you-go alternative they are working to scale &ndash;up their distribution outlets and expand their reach across Kenya.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/mibawa.jpg" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="" /></em><em>Mibawa Supplies Limited is a Kenyan enterprise working to pr</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/esme-grant-enables-solar-light-distributor-become-key-player-kenyan-grid-lighting-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:36:12 +0000 Meghan Smith 20982 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Environmental Management Plan disclosed for Senegalese poultry farm to implement business activities http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/environmental-management-plan-disclosed-senegalese-poultry-farm-implement-business-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;A business that GVEP is supporting under the ESME programme has had its Environmental and Social Management Frameworkand Environmental Management plans approved. An Independent Evaluation committee was satisfied that the plans adhered to and corresponded with both social and environmental policies already in place.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/senegal_-_chicken_farm_image.jpg" longdesc="Karara SUARL " style="margin-right:10px;" alt="" />A business that GVEP i</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/environmental-management-plan-disclosed-senegalese-poultry-farm-implement-business-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:28:02 +0000 Meghan Smith 20975 at http://www.gvepinternational.org KIVA loan facilitates growth of PowerGen micro-grids in off-grid communities across Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/kiva-loan-facilitates-growth-powergen-micro-grids-grid-communities-across-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>PowerGen, is a renewable energy company operating in Kenya to facilitate access to energy for off-grid communities. Originally through solar and wind solutions and now micro-grids, they are allowing communities to benefit from energy access as well as assisting to secure finance for its installation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>PowerGen, is a renewable energy company operating in Kenya to facilitate access to energy for off-grid communities.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/kiva-loan-facilitates-growth-powergen-micro-grids-grid-communities-across-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:41:34 +0000 Meghan Smith 20958 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Crowdfunding to work as catalyst for the launch of modular solar product in the Tanzanian market http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/crowdfunding-work-catalyst-launch-modular-solar-product-tanzanian-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shamba Technologies has launched a crowdfunding space in an effort to raise capital to launch a distinctive range of solar products. Their aim is for their products to penetrate the BOP market and to allow off-grid families across Sub-Saharan Africa to buy and accelerate their energy access via modular solar units.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Shamba Technologies has launched a crowdfunding space in an effort to raise capital to launch a distinctive range of solar products.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/crowdfunding-work-catalyst-launch-modular-solar-product-tanzanian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:51:39 +0000 Meghan Smith 20953 at http://www.gvepinternational.org