GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news/165 en Hybrid mini-grid project to power rural island in Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/hybrid-mini-grid-project-power-rural-island-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;670 households and 350 businesses on Bwisya Island in Tanzania can now look forward to having access to modern electricity. This will be achieved through a pilot project worth &euro;1.7m implemented by INENSUS (an energy private business- developer of the project business model), Terra Projects (a German energy consulting firm) and St. Augustine University of Tanzania, with GVEP working as the lead agency.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&nbsp;670 households and 350 businesses on Bwisya Island in Tanzania can now look forward to having access to modern electricity.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/hybrid-mini-grid-project-power-rural-island-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:06:38 +0000 Christine Murugami 21036 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Sanivation crowdfund to turn human waste into power in Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/sanivation-crowdfund-turn-human-waste-power-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Transforming waste. Transforming lives&rdquo; is the motto of a Kenyan based company that is crowdfunding to purchase a mechanical briquette-making machine, which will increase their production of environmentally friendly briquettes made from human waste.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img src="/sites/default/files/images/sanivation_image_2.jpg" width="250" height="208" align="left" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="" />&ldquo;Transforming waste.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/sanivation-crowdfund-turn-human-waste-power-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:50:03 +0000 Meghan Smith 21035 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Recycling waste oil to fuel generator in Suriname http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/recycling-waste-oil-fuel-generator-suriname <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An IDEAS2 winning enterprise in Suriname is working on a system of waste oil collection from communities and companies to use as a feedstock for biodiesel production.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/vsh_foods_biodiesel_holding_tanks.jpg" alt="VSF Foods biodiesel holding tanks" style=" margin-right:10px; " /><em>An IDEAS2 winning enterprise in </em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/recycling-waste-oil-fuel-generator-suriname" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:44:26 +0000 Christine Murugami 21034 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Versatile SOLARKIOSKS providing much needed energy services for off grid communities http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/versatile-solarkiosks-providing-much-needed-energy-services-grid-communities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>SOLARKIOSK Holding, a German based e-SME, is changing the lives of those living in off-grid rural communities with the installation of multi-functional business units known as SOLARKIOSKS, providing modern energy services and products as well as creating jobs and providing &lsquo;local marketplace&rsquo; for villagers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" alt="" style="margin-right:10px;" src="/sites/default/files/images/solarkiosk_1_web_ready.jpg" />SOLARKIOSK Holding, a German based e-SME, is changing</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/versatile-solarkiosks-providing-much-needed-energy-services-grid-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:30:06 +0000 Meghan Smith 21031 at http://www.gvepinternational.org GVEP create dual finance training for banks and entrepreneurs http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-create-dual-finance-training-banks-and-entrepreneurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A key challenge facing energy businesses in Africa is the lack of access to finance. Through tailored training to financial institutions and energy businesses alike GVEP aims to improve knowledge of the energy sector and encourage increased lending activity.<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>A key challenge facing energy businesses in Africa is the lack of access to finance.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-create-dual-finance-training-banks-and-entrepreneurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:44:38 +0000 Meghan Smith 21024 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Millions more now benefitting from clean energy across East Africa http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/millions-more-now-benefitting-clean-energy-across-east-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To date, 2.1 million more people in East Africa have now access to clean energy. This has been achieved after just two years implementation of the Capital Access for Renewable Energy Enterprises Programme (CARE2), run by GVEP International through funding from the Swedish government (Sida). <br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>To date, 2.1 million more people in East Africa have now access to clean energy.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/millions-more-now-benefitting-clean-energy-across-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:31 +0000 Meghan Smith 21022 at http://www.gvepinternational.org GVEP invited to share experience at the universal energy access agenda http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-invited-share-experience-universal-energy-access-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP took part in a high level meeting last month that addressed issues of policy framework, distribution challenges, approaches to end-user financing and the nexus between energy and health with regards to bringing off-grid electrification solutions to Uganda. &lsquo;Towards Universal Energy Access: Uganda&rsquo; was organized by the United Nations Foundation and the World Wide.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/unf-julius3_3.jpg" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="" />GVEP took part in a high level meeting last month that address</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-invited-share-experience-universal-energy-access-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:47:30 +0000 Meghan Smith 21020 at http://www.gvepinternational.org 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