Zambian Rural Electrification Authority to work with REEEP´s Edison tool

The Zambian Rural Electrification Authority to work with REEEP to leverage the newly-redesigned Edison platform to as a key tool to monitor and support Zambiarural electrification.
After our online kick-off workshop and a first mission trip to Zambia, I want to share what we hope to achieve in this collaboration with REA.

Expediting climate change action through knowledge graphs

Climate change remains the most complex and challenging issue of our time. It is being worked on from varied angles by a diverse and growing number of actors. But who is working on what, and how? What is being learned? What data is being generated?

Knowledge graphs provide a route forward. They provide a means to connect scattered, siloed information, experiences and ideas so that we can recognise and build on the latest solutions, technologies and best practices.

What are knowledge graphs, how they are being used now, and how they can be used to support climate action? This article gives a first overview and is based on our new positioning paper “Climate change action through artificial intelligence: Putting knowledge graphs to work” (2020).


Sustainable Growth in India's Dairy Sector - Workshop and Next Steps

More than 6 billion people worldwide consume milk and milk products, the majority of whom live in low and middle-income countries. Milk is not only one of the few agricultural products that can be produced by the landless), it is also one of the most commonly consumed commodities in the world, with cow milk being the 5th most produced food commodity by volume of production. Therefore, improvements along the dairy value chain have widespread benefits for farmers, processors and consumers alike.

Blog by Martin Hiller: Frontier Markets and the Triple Efficiency Imperative

One strength of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is that it comes with a tight deadline. We are used to talking about climate change over long timescales, speaking of impacts expected and actions needed by 2050 or beyond, which reduces the impetus for immediate action. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) force us to focus on what can and needs to be done now, leaving us just 13 years to increase human wellbeing across the planet while at the same time safeguarding the environment and combatting climate change.

Greening India’s Dairy Value Chain - Travel Report

As a follow-up to the GIZ/REEEP project on Clean Energy Solutions for Milk Cooling in India and Kenya, which we implemented in 2017, this year we are working on a new venture called Greening India’s Dairy Value Chain (for a good overview of last year’s work, see the Energypedia article Clean Energy Solutions for Milk Cooling in India and Kenya).

Germany’s Top Students Build Sustainability Scenarios for Nepal

By Olivia Coldrey and Jana Weber

Stipendiaten machen Programm | A program of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

Olivia Coldrey, REEEP’s Director, Sustainable Finance, recently spent an afternoon with a group of exceptional scholarship students from Germany exploring sustainable development scenarios for Nepal to 2050. This was a great opportunity for REEEP to share its expertise and at the same time get a fresh view on the issues we work on from the next generation of leaders.

Lessons for Africa from India's Electrification Experience?

The fundamental lesson from the Indian experience for any country looking to rapidly accelerate expansion of electricity access is that market-based decentralized renewable energy solutions represent the fastest and most cost-effective ways to bring energy to underserved rural and peri-urban populations; but to leverage the innovation, expertise and investment of the private sector, governments must work to include such approaches in development and electrification master planning, and to develop sustainable mechanisms for compensating private operators and providers of energy services for providing a public good to society.

Sustainable Milk Cooling – Entry points in the Kenyan and Indian dairy sectors

The project Business Cases for Milk Cooling analysed dairy value chains in India and Kenya and identified high-potential clean energy interventions for milk cooling, with the ultimate aim to increase efficiency and provide new economic opportunities for the actors in the value chains.

Sustainable Milk Cooling – Entry points for clean energy solutions in India's Dairy Value Chain

The project 2017 Business Cases for Milk Cooling (GIZ-REEEP) analyses experiences from dairy value chains in South Asia and East Africa to identify high potential clean energy interventions for increased efficiency and economic opportunity in Kenya and India for milk cooling.
Mission Trip to India (May 22nd – 26th 2017)
Dr. Blane Harvey and I travelled to Delhi on May 21st to spend a week meeting stakeholders from the dairy sector in order to confirm what we learnt from the literature, hear about specific details from those working in the field and to establish relationships for future engagement.


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