GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news/60 en Innovation prizes not a ‘silver bullet’ http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovation-prizes-not-%E2%80%98silver-bullet%E2%80%99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Are innovation prizes a viable way of stimulating solutions to energy access? Find out from this Ideas to Impact learning paper.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Are innovation prizes a viable way of stimulating solutions to energy access? Find out from this Ideas to Impact learning paper.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovation-prizes-not-%E2%80%98silver-bullet%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 May 2015 15:45:05 +0000 Laura Nolan 21114 at http://www.gvepinternational.org How do energy micro-businesses grow? http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-do-energy-micro-businesses-grow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP has released a new study that analyses the growth process of micro-enterprises and in particular looks at the key features of growth and factors leading to such growth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GVEP has released a new study that analyses the growth process of micro-enterprises and in particular looks at the key features of growth and factors leading to such growth.</em><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-do-energy-micro-businesses-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 12:43:48 +0000 Laura Nolan 21118 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Forthcoming Boiling Point to be launched at SE4ALL Forum http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/forthcoming-boiling-point-be-launched-se4all-forum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The next issue of HEDON&rsquo;s Boiling Point, the practitioner&rsquo;s journal for people working with household energy and cookstoves, published in partnership with ENERGIA, will be launched at the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Forum in New York on 17-21 May.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The next issue of HEDON&rsquo;s </em><a href="http://www.hedon.info/boilingpoint" target="_blank"><em>Boiling Point</em></a><em>, the practitioner&rsquo;s journal for people working with househ</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/forthcoming-boiling-point-be-launched-se4all-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 09:57:50 +0000 Laura Nolan 21116 at http://www.gvepinternational.org The Adventure Project to boost Jiko Smart stove producers in Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/adventure-project-boost-jiko-smart-stove-producers-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The US charity The Adventure Project, committed to support local economies and enhance livelihoods, has awarded a $43,000 grant to GVEP to help Kenyan cookstove artisans to scale-up the production of the innovative Jiko Smart, as well as to train more businesses on the production of this energy efficient stove model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The US charity <a target="_blank" href="http://www.theadventureproject.org">The Adventure Project</a>, committed to support local economies and enhance livelihoods, has awarded a $43,000 grant </em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/adventure-project-boost-jiko-smart-stove-producers-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 May 2015 10:10:53 +0000 Jerry Abuga 21111 at http://www.gvepinternational.org ENERGIA and partners give hand and feet to SE4ALL campaign on the ground http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/energia-and-partners-give-hand-and-feet-se4all-campaign-ground <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Underscoring the importance of the impact of access to energy, or the lack thereof, on women and girls, the first two years of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) are dedicated to a global campaign on energy, women, children and health.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Underscoring the importance of the impact of access to energy, or the lack thereof, on women and girls, the first two years of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) are dedicated to</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/energia-and-partners-give-hand-and-feet-se4all-campaign-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:54:26 +0000 Laura Nolan 21108 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Innovative cookstove business for urban informal settlements incubated in Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-cookstove-business-urban-informal-settlements-incubated-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An entrepreneur's innovation being supported by UKaid-funded Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) in Kenya's Kiambu County is providing clean and cheap energy alternatives to urban households in the country.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>An entrepreneur's innovation being supported by UKaid-funded Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) in Kenya's Kiambu County is providing clean and cheap energy alternatives to urban households</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-cookstove-business-urban-informal-settlements-incubated-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:20:34 +0000 Jerry Abuga 21104 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Solar technologies coupled with entrepreneurship improving lives in rural Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/solar-technologies-coupled-entrepreneurship-improving-lives-rural-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In remote areas where the electrical grid doesn&rsquo;t reach, entrepreneurs are jumping on the solar wagon to light up their communities and address their basic energy needs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In remote areas where the electrical grid doesn&rsquo;t reach, entrepreneurs are jumping on the solar bandwagon to light up their communities and address their basic energy needs. </em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/solar-technologies-coupled-entrepreneurship-improving-lives-rural-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:22:25 +0000 Laura Nolan 21098 at http://www.gvepinternational.org 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> </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