GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en New energy challenge for East African entrepreneurs announced http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-energy-challenge-east-african-entrepreneurs-announced <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The global Smart Villages initiative has launched its Energy Innovation Challenge for young entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers in East Africa, aimed at supporting ideas for distributing or implementing existing technologies or for developing promising new technologies for energy generation or storage in off-grid villages. GVEP International will be part of the judging panel.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span style="font-size: 0.9em;">The global Smart Villages initiative has launched its Energy Innovation Challenge for young entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers in East Africa, aimed at supp</span></em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-energy-challenge-east-african-entrepreneurs-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:56:47 +0000 Jerry Abuga 21094 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/empowered-entrepreneur-training-handbook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new manual designed to support organisations in empowering women micro-entrepreneurs, small enterprise owners, and sales agents who work in the household energy sector, is now available.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>A new manual designed to support organisations in empowering women micro-entrepreneurs, small enterprise owners, and sales agents who work in the household energy sector, is now available.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/empowered-entrepreneur-training-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:17:36 +0000 Laura Nolan 21089 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Innovating to provide safer power for displaced people http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovating-provide-safer-power-displaced-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new ground-breaking initiative, launched with support from the UK&rsquo;s Department for International Development, is seeking to meet the energy needs of refugees and internally displaced people in a manner that is safe, healthy and reduces costs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>A new ground-breaking initiative, launched with support from the <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development" target="_blank">UK&rsquo;s Departm</a></em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovating-provide-safer-power-displaced-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:39:29 +0000 Laura Nolan 21085 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Caribbean energy innovators celebrated in Jamaica for their contribution to addressing energy challenges http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/caribbean-energy-innovators-celebrated-jamaica-their-contribution-addressing-energy-ch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Eight energy companies and winners of the 2012 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for the Caribbean are coming together on 17th March in Kingston, Jamaica, to celebrate their achievements and share the lessons learned from the implementation of their innovative ideas promoting energy efficiency and access to renewable energy in the region.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Eight energy companies and winners of the 2012 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for the Caribbean are coming together on March 17th in Kingston, Jamaica, to celebrate their achievements and shar</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/caribbean-energy-innovators-celebrated-jamaica-their-contribution-addressing-energy-ch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:38:19 +0000 Laura Nolan 21084 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Senegalese women make inroads in energy markets http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/senegalese-women-make-inroads-energy-markets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An increasing number of businesswomen are joining their male counterparts in developing new energy markets in rural Senegal and providing much needed energy products and services to remote communities. In a bid to support women&rsquo;s entrepreneurial spirit and encourage their economic empowerment, GVEP and SEM Fund are working with women in Tambacounda and K├ędougou to strengthen their skills and overcome gender-related barriers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>An increasing number of businesswomen are joining their male counterparts in developing new energy markets in rural Senegal and providing much needed energy products and services to remote comm</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/senegalese-women-make-inroads-energy-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:39:57 +0000 Laura Nolan 21082 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Women bring solar energy to rural Rwanda http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-bringing-solar-energy-rural-rwanda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Women&rsquo;s active participation in the energy sector is bringing power to many off-grid communities throughout Rwanda. Nyirahabimana Alphonsine is one such entrepreneur who has taken advantage of the country&rsquo;s sunlight to provide her community with alternative phone charging solutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Women&rsquo;s active participation in the energy sector is bringing power to many off-grid communities throughout Rwanda.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-bringing-solar-energy-rural-rwanda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:13:45 +0000 Laura Nolan 21080 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Renewable energy businesses take part in crowdfunding initiative in East Africa http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/renewable-energy-businesses-take-part-crowdfunding-initiative-east-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Four GVEP supported businesses launched crowdfunding campaigns throughout January and February 2015, with help from the Kenya Climate Change Innovation Center (KCIC).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Four GVEP supported businesses launched crowdfunding campaigns throughout January and February 2015, with help from the Kenya Climate Change Innovation Center (KCIC).</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/renewable-energy-businesses-take-part-crowdfunding-initiative-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:53:31 +0000 Laura Nolan 21075 at http://www.gvepinternational.org How solar phone charging businesses in Tanzania are meeting the energy demand of mobile phone users http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-solar-phone-charging-businesses-tanzania-are-meeting-energy-demand-mobile-phone-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Millions of people in rural Tanzania own mobile phones but have no easy way to recharge them. GVEP is helping entrepreneurs in the Mwanza region use solar energy to meet the increasing demand for electricity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Millions of people in rural Tanzania own mobile phones but have no easy way to recharge them.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-solar-phone-charging-businesses-tanzania-are-meeting-energy-demand-mobile-phone-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:09:46 +0000 Laura Nolan 21064 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Juabar crowdfund to support solar phone charging in Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/juabar-crowdfund-support-solar-phone-charging-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Juabar, a company that leases solar charging kiosks to a network of entrepreneurs in Tanzania, is crowdfunding to raise $15,000 in order to build and deploy an additional 20 kiosks, train new entrepreneurs, and to prove out their operational model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Juabar, a company that leases solar charging kiosks to a network of entrepreneurs in Tanzania, is crowdfunding to raise $15,000 in order to build and deploy an additional 20 kiosks, train new e</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/juabar-crowdfund-support-solar-phone-charging-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:13:02 +0000 Laura Nolan 21060 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Women in Senegal to benefit from new opportunities in the energy market http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-senegal-benefit-new-opportunities-energy-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP International and SEM Fund are joining forces to increase women&rsquo;s participation in the energy market in Senegal and make sustainable energy available to the poorest communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GVEP International and <a href="http://sem-fund.org/home/" target="_blank">SEM Fund</a> are joining forces to increase women&rsquo;s participation in the energy market in Senegal and make susta</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-senegal-benefit-new-opportunities-energy-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:26:59 +0000 Laura Nolan 21057 at http://www.gvepinternational.org