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Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

A REEEP-supported initiative is bringing solar-powered reading lamps to rural Peru, providing an affordable, clean alternative to polluting, dangerous, and expensive forms of lighting such as diesel lamps. The key to the project—called “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru”—is a cellphone app that allows users to buy the lamp via small weekly payments.

2014 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group was set up in 2011 with the aim to explore closer collaboration between online knowledge brokers working in the climate and development sectors.Since its formation it has demonstrated a keen appetite for closer collaboration and knowledge exchange, and has generated a range of ideas on how to make this happen in practice. The CKB group meets annually in order to take this agenda forward, with workshops held in Eschborn and Bonn in Germany as well as in Washington DC, USA.

The 2014 Workshop will be held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on the Campus of the University of Sussex on October 4 and 5.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

A press release from the REEEP-funded, Colorado-based international social enterprise PowerMundo has just announced that they have been selected as one of 10 winners of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative to promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit communities, create jobs and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB chose PowerMundo’s proposal entitled “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru” as one of the top 10 proposals in a field of 563 applicants. PowerMundo will receive $100,000, technical and business development support, as well as access to experts, policy makers, institutions and potential financial partners to implement and scale up its ideas.

Meeting of Members

The Meeting of Members (MoM) is the assembly of all REEEP Members according to the Austrian Association Act (Vereinsgesetz 2002). The Meeting of Members is convened by the Governing Board and held at least once every two years. It is chaired by the Chair of the Governing Board or another Board member. Amongst other issues, the MoM approves the accounts, acknowledges the four-year strategy, and elects the Governing Board. An overview of REEEP Members can be found here.


Governing Board

REEEP’s Governing Board is responsible for the conduct of business in accordance with REEEP Statutes, and holds office for a period of four years. The Governing Board develops and oversees key strategic direction, targets, timeframes and priorities; prepares financial rules and accounting systems; and guides the operations of REEEP’s International Secretariat.

Governing Board Members

Maher Chebbo

Valérie Marcel
Chatham House
Vice Chair

Elfriede More
Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Austria

Ari Huhtala
Senior Environmental Advisor

Christine Eibs Singer
Senior Energy Access Advisor

Tareq Emtairah
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Mark Fogarty
First Energy Asia

Silke Krawietz
SETA Network

Ajay Mathur
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Twarath Sutabutr 
Ministry of Energy Thailand

Danielle Walsh
Individual Member (HSBC)

Martijn Wilder

Ji Qiang Zhang
GEI China


Advisory Board

The REEEP Advisory Board comprises eminent experts and thinkers in the clean energy and related fields, who provide the organization with high-level expertise and strategic guidance. Members are invited by the Director General and approved by the Governing Board.

Advisory Board Members

James Cameron
Overseas Development Institute

Harish Hande

Aled Jones
Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

Mark Lambrides
The Nature Conservancy

Mala Manku
The Cavendish Group

Kevin Nassiep
City of Cape Town

Leslie Parker
Renewable Energy and International Law Project

Paul Savage
Nextek Power Systems / EMerge Alliance

Sven Teske
University of Technology Sydney

Richenda Van Leeuwen
Rocky Mountain Institute

Molly Webb
Energy Unlocked



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