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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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Solar products provide clean energy and long-term savings to a rural customer in Uganda

The use of appropriate renewable energy such as solar products can give less developed rural areas the chance to benefit from modern technology. Magdalene Nganzi comes from a rural village in southern Uganda that has no access to grid electricity, yet thanks to solar power, she enjoys all the amenities that an urban household would.

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Quality Counts but Quantity is Encouraging

Quality Counts but Quantity is Encouraging | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

I was recently reporting some results for The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) regarding the number of improved stoves that GVEP International supported businesses sold in the period of Jan – Dec 2011. Although I have been working with these businesses and visited many of their production sites I was still amazed to collectively see the number of stoves that they sold.

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

Given the importance of the financial industry in shaping the world’s response to climate change and the rapidly increasing global demand for new energy solutions, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management decided to develop its course on Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF). Now we are proud to present our two Summer Academies for 2012 within the new framework of the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre).

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Nigerian Federal Government to Build Hydro-power Plants to Ease SMEs’ Burden

Nigerian Federal Government to Build Hydro-power Plants to Ease SMEs’ Burden | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

The Federal Government has commenced the process of establishing hydro-power plants in strategic areas in the country as part of efforts to reduce the operational costs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country.

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[EVENT] EAST AFRICA Growing SMEs in Kigali, Rwanda - 17-18/05/12

[EVENT] EAST AFRICA Growing SMEs in Kigali, Rwanda - 17-18/05/12 | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

After 6 successful editions, Growing SMEs will be held on 17-18 May 2012 in Kigali, Rwanda. This premium marketplace will highlight successful strategies and businesses to explore and activate the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) development in East Africa and beyond.

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AfDB’s African Guarantee Fund takes on private sector risks

AfDB’s African Guarantee Fund takes on private sector risks | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

The African Development Bank has established a Fund to absolve the risk of SME funding on the continent. The Fund takes on 50 percent of the risk of commercial banks in lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa, according to the AfDB.

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South Africa's new small business agency

South Africa's new small business agency | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
The Small Enterprise Finance Agency will have access to R1.4-billion in funding for South African small businesses over the next three years, with input from the Industrial Development Corporation being crucial to its effectiveness, says Economic ...
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