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How innovative payment systems are helping Zambians electrify their lives

ReadyPay customer Steven Miyoba shows the solar panel on his roof, on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia
For just a few Kwacha a day, subsistence farmers in rural Zambia can pay off solar lighting and phone charging systems supplied by VITALITE Zambia and Fenix International – two of four companies providing clean and reliable off-grid energy solutions through the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, supported by the Swedish Government. 
 

COP 23 Side Event: Getting the Right Finance for a Low-Carbon Agri-food Sector in Cambodia: Lessons and opportunities for scaling-up

The event at the Energies 2050 Pavilion, organised by REEEP and Nexus for Development, will share the lessons learned from the pilot phase of the Clean Energy Revolving Fund (CERF), a fund supported by the Government of Austria and the Blue Moon Fund, and discuss the potential to scale up finance for clean energy in agrifood value chains.
 

COP23 Side Event: Financing Transformative, Resilient Development Outcomes - Approaches from Eastern and Southern Africa

How can countries use climate finance to transition to low-emission, climate-resilient development pathways? This side event explores what financing paradigm-shifting transformative development looks like in practice, presenting experiences from Namibia, Rwanda and the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia.

Press Release: Sweden's Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Signs First Contracts with Energy Service Providers. The Goal: Modern Energy for One Million Zambians

Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin, VITALITE Director John Fay and long-standing VITALITE distributor Mr. Chongo at the contract signing in Mr. Chongo's shop in rural Chongwe

Sweden’s Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin signed four contracts last Friday with companies offering a variety of rural energy solutions, marking the start of operations of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ). The USD25m Fund, which is financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and managed by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), aims to bring modern energy to one million Zambians, and build a solid foundation for continuing growth of the market such that it can serve all Zambians.

Press Release: REEEP and PFAN Side Event at COP22: Experts stress crucial importance of financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in ensuring success of the Paris Agreement

The Panel at the SME financing for NDCs side event

At the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a panel of experts discussed how innovative financing solutions and closer stakeholder engagement can help developing countries reach and exceed the targets set in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the 2015 Paris Agreement, and how to ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a meaningful and central role in this effort. The panel included high-level representatives from the public and private sector.

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