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We believe that business-led solutions are essential to meet the energy needs of rural populations living in developing countries. We curate and share links related to: renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy entrepreneurs, microfinance, impact investing, business development, solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, phone-charging, briquette and cookstoves small businesses, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan countries.
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Pitching for a unified strategy for clean cookstoves in Malawi

Pitching for a unified strategy for clean cookstoves in Malawi | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

For many developing countries cooking and heating needs in rural areas are met by traditional cookstoves reliant on biomass fuels. This month, GVEP International was invited to present at a Clean Cookstoves Workshop aimed at engaging the support of Government of Malawi .

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Renewable energy finance forum addresses rapidly changing state of renewable energy finance in Latin American and Caribbean markets

The second annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) hosted by the Latin American Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE), the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), and Euromoney Energy Events in Miami this week brought together more than 200 policy makers, industry executives and investors to discuss the evolution of the renewable energy markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Canada, IDB to fund Caribbean's green energy investments

Canada, IDB to fund Caribbean's green energy investments | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said Monday it had been selected by Canada as a key partner in its (Canada, IDB to fund Caribbean's green energy investments: The IDB said projects supported may include renewable ...)...
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Rural Areas to Be Electrified by 2017

Rural Areas to Be Electrified by 2017 | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

All schools, clinics, market places, churches and households within an identified radius in the rural areas will be electrified within the next five years as part of government's five-year Rural Electrification Distribution Master Plan which was launched last month, President Hifikepunye Pohamba has said.

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Kenya First in Continent to Have Climate Change Law

Kenya is set to become the first African country to establish an independent Climate Change Authority through the enactment of a law this year, the Parliamentary Network for Renewable Energy and Climate Change (Panerecc) has said. 

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Six Mini-hydropower projects in Tanzania closer to realising goal of power generation

Six Mini-hydropower projects in Tanzania closer to realising goal of power generation | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

A key challenge facing developers of small hydro projects in Tanzania is the lack of access to finance. To help counter this, GVEP is implementing a Pre-Investment Technical Support programme in collaboration with the World Bank and Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency (REA).

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Report on Financial Behavior of Rural Residents in Latin America

Accion a microfinance organization has released a report providing the financial industry with important recommendations for creating and improving services to rural residents in Latin America. This study is based on market research conducted in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Peru and provides a detailed portrait of access, use and attitudes towards financial services by rural residents, both farmers and micro entrepreneurs.

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African Utility Week to Focus on Great Potential for Renewable Energy on the Continent

African Utility Week to Focus on Great Potential for Renewable Energy on the Continent | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

African Utility Week is perfectly poised to help governments; business and end-users meet and find solutions to the challenges facing all stakeholders in the renewable energy fields. Speakers include experts from around the globe who bring broader insights in to how Africa's challenges can be addressed. 

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VIDEO | Clean energy workshop winds up in Nairobi, Kenya

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves led by Radha Muthiah, Executive Director convened a four-day regional workshop in Nairobi to deliberate on how to scale up clean cooking solutions across East Africa. The Alliance through the partnership of development partner like United Nations industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP international) and The Paradigm Project seek to improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance is targeting 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020 from 2.5 million currently. To achieve this the Alliance is working with its public, private and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries.

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Govt to Focus On 600MW Karuma Power Project in Next Budget - AllAfrica.com

Govt to Focus On 600MW Karuma Power Project in Next Budget - AllAfrica.com | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
Govt to Focus On 600MW Karuma Power Project in Next BudgetAllAfrica.comShe added that the Government will also increase access to modern energy services through rural electrification and renewable energy development.
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