GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en Off-grid lighting companies awarded grants to benefit Kenya’s poorest http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/grid-lighting-companies-awarded-grants-benefit-kenya%E2%80%99s-poorest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Eight off-grid lighting (OGL) distributors have been awarded grants in an effort to increase access to reliable and affordable OGL solutions for the Bottom of the Pyramid.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Eight off-grid lighting (OGL) distributors have been awarded grants in an effort to increase access to reliable and affordable OGL solutions for the Bottom of the Pyramid.</em><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/grid-lighting-companies-awarded-grants-benefit-kenya%E2%80%99s-poorest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:33:28 +0000 Deborah 20937 at http://www.gvepinternational.org New cookstove designs offer improved performance http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-cookstove-designs-offer-improved-performance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Through the Spark Fund Project in Kenya, GVEP has been working with local stove entrepreneurs to develop new biomass (wood &amp; charcoal) cookstove designs for domestic use. The new stove designs will offer greater efficiency, reduced emissions, and improved safety and durability compared to other local existing models.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Through the<a target="_blank" href="http://www.cleancookstoves.org/funding-opportunities/spark-fund-i.html"> Spark Fund Project</a> in Kenya, GVEP has been working with local stove entrepreneur</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-cookstove-designs-offer-improved-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:24:33 +0000 Deborah 20933 at http://www.gvepinternational.org GVEP Advisory Services client selected to pitch at prestigious Amsterdam investor conference http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-advisory-services-client-selected-pitch-prestigious-amsterdam-investor-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Tanzanian mini-grids project whose financing process is being supported by GVEP Advisory Services has been selected to pitch at Pymwymic's Impact Days conference in Amsterdam in April.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>A Tanzanian mini-grids project whose financing process is being supported by GVEP Advisory Services has been selected to pitch at Pymwymic's Impact Days conference in Amsterdam in April.</em></</p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-advisory-services-client-selected-pitch-prestigious-amsterdam-investor-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:01:05 +0000 alessandra 20930 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Innovative IDEAS increasing self-sufficiency and access to renewable energy in the Caribbean http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-ideas-increasing-self-sufficiency-and-access-renewable-energy-caribbean <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Jamaica and Suriname, two award winning businesses are transforming the lives of those living in under-served and off-grid communities. By implementing sustainable energy solutions they promote self-sufficiency, job creation, provision of 24/7 electricity and increased economic development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In Jamaica and Suriname, two award winning businesses are transforming the lives of those living in under-served and off-grid communities.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-ideas-increasing-self-sufficiency-and-access-renewable-energy-caribbean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:12:07 +0000 Meghan Smith 20927 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Caribbean biogas company to provide energy from waste to housing development in Jamaica http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/caribbean-biogas-company-provide-energy-waste-housing-development-jamaica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CaribShare, a social enterprise delivering energy-from-waste solutions has signed a contract to power a new housing development in Jamaica. The deal will help to strengthen the livelihoods of rural communities through sustainable waste management and clean energy generation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img width="250" height="250" align="left" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="CaribShare biogas diagram " src="/sites/default/files/images/caribshare_biogas_-_diagram.png" />CaribShare, a social e</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/caribbean-biogas-company-provide-energy-waste-housing-development-jamaica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:23:23 +0000 Meghan Smith 20924 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Innovative biogas business model gives affordable energy to low income farmers in central Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-biogas-business-model-gives-affordable-energy-low-income-farmers-central-ke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The scarcity of wood fuel and high cost of kerosene may no longer be a concern for many rural households in Central Kenya, thanks to a patent pending pay-as-you-go biogas business model that delivers a user friendly and affordable energy alternative to cooking and heating.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The scarcity of wood fuel and high cost of kerosene may no longer be a concern for many rural households in Central Kenya, thanks to a patent pending pay-as-you-go biogas business model that de</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-biogas-business-model-gives-affordable-energy-low-income-farmers-central-ke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:18:24 +0000 alessandra 20923 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Over $600,000 released to improve productivity of Senegalese businesses and benefit rural communities http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/over-600000-released-improve-productivity-senegalese-businesses-and-benefit-rural-comm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grant funding will be used to support thirteen Senegalese businesses in several sectors to enhance their productivity and boost economic activities through improved provision of energy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Grant funding will be used to support thirteen Senegalese businesses in several sectors to enhance their productivity and boost economic activities through improved provision of energy.</em></p</p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/over-600000-released-improve-productivity-senegalese-businesses-and-benefit-rural-comm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:36:51 +0000 Meghan Smith 20916 at http://www.gvepinternational.org GVEP participates in the National Alliance's strategy meeting to strengthen Ugandan cookstove market http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-participates-national-alliances-strategy-meeting-strengthen-ugandan-cookstove-mar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Key stakeholders of the Uganda National Alliance for Clean Cooking (UNACC) met for a two day retreat to consolidate objectives and execute plans to increase distribution channels and improve the country&rsquo;s development of the cookstove market.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Key stakeholders of the Uganda National Alliance for Clean Cooking (UNACC) met for a two day retreat to consolidate objectives and execute plans to increase distribution channels and improve th</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-participates-national-alliances-strategy-meeting-strengthen-ugandan-cookstove-mar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:53:21 +0000 Meghan Smith 20914 at http://www.gvepinternational.org GVEP called to showcase its work on cookstoves at international conference in Kenya http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-called-showcased-its-work-cookstoves-international-conference-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP highlighted continuing progress in providing clean cookstoves and fuels in Africa at the National Stoves and Fuel Conference held recently in Nairobi, Kenya.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&nbsp;GVEP highlighted continuing progress in providing clean cookstoves and fuels in Africa at the National Stoves and Fuel Conference held recently in Nairobi, Kenya.<br /></em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gvep-called-showcased-its-work-cookstoves-international-conference-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:51:33 +0000 Meghan Smith 20911 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Prosonergy: influencing economic, social and environmental change through solar powered lighting and energy products http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/prosonergy-influencing-economic-social-and-environmental-change-through-solar-powered- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Prosonergy, an international distributor of solar products, is targeting the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) with quality products and services at affordable prices and empowering the distributors across Africa and Asia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prosonergy, an international distributor of solar products, is targeting the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) with quality products and services at affordable prices and empowering the distributors acro</p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/prosonergy-influencing-economic-social-and-environmental-change-through-solar-powered-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:29:54 +0000 Meghan Smith 20903 at http://www.gvepinternational.org