Shedding light on development in Zambia

Ngwerere , Zambia, 22-01-2020

“There is goodness here now.” Godfrey Miti, a resident of Ngwerere, on the outskirts of Zambia’s capital Lusaka, is optimistic about the future. He is standing under a lamp outside his mother’s house, and while for many a single...

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Trial, error, innovation and impact – a story of context-driven, clean energy solutions for Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, 15-01-2020

With a mission to end the use of charcoal for cooking, an innovative approach from Emerging Cooking Solutions (ECS) hoped to diminish the number of air pollution-related deaths and to put a stop to the rapid deforestation...

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Martin Hiller steps down as REEEP Director General

Vienna, Austria, 30-09-2019

After 8 years at the helm of REEEP, Martin Hiller has decided to step down as Director General at REEEP in order to start an independent consultancy business jointly with his wife and other partners.

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Wins UN Global Climate Action Award

New York, United States, 26-09-2019

BGFZ wins UN Global Climate Action Award

The Momentum for Change Initiative of the UNFCCC today announced that the Swedish-funded Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia is among 15 winners of this year’s UN Global Climate Action Awards, which recognise highly innovative,...

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Documentary: Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, 09-08-2019

This short documentary presents the goals and impacts of the EU-funded Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa Project.

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Wins Ashden Award for Innovative Finance

London, United Kingdom, 26-06-2019

BGFZ Wins Ashden Award

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, a Sweden-funded programme that has brought clean, off-grid energy to over 600,000 people, has won the 2019 Ashden Award in the category of “Innovative Finance”.

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Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa: Delegations visit wastewater treatment site in Port Elizabeth to see project results

Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 20-06-2019

Aerial photo of aeration tanks at the Fishwater Flats Waste Water Treatment Works

In the presence of delegates from the European Union and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality today inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art energy management system at...

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Shortlisted for Ashden Award

London, United Kingdom, 08-05-2019

We are very excited to announce that the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia has been selected as a finalist for this year's Ashden Awards, which identify and promote organisations and businesses implementing excellent practical and...

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Press Release: 100,000 Zambian households gain clean energy access through Beyond the Grid Fund

Lusaka, Zambia, 10-04-2019

VITALITE Zambia Agent Mary Mpupuma (right) in her shop in Katoba Village.

“Bringing modern energy to sparsely populated rural areas is a great challenge. Partnerships like this one have helped to make overcoming this challenge possible.” This was the response of Mr Stephen Mwansa, Permanent Secretary (...

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Sweden announces a major expansion of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia

Stockholm, Sweden, 22-02-2019

The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have today signed an agreement to cooperate on expanding off-grid electricity solutions in sub-Saharan African...

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How innovative payment systems are helping Zambians electrify their lives

Lusaka, Zambia, 04-02-2019

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...

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Maher Chebbo Named Chair of the REEEP Governing Board

Vienna, Austria, 06-06-2018

We are pleased to announce that Maher Chebbo, Chief Innovation Officer for Global Digital Energy Solutions at GE Power, has accepted the position of Chair of the REEEP Governing Board.

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Entrepreneurs Pitch Climate & Clean Energy Projects to Investors at PFAN Forum in Vienna

Vienna, Austria, 16-05-2018

Eight clean energy entrepreneurs from West Africa and Asia had the opportunity to pitch their projects directly to investors today at the Private Financing Advisory Network’s (PFAN) second global Climate & Clean Energy...

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REEEP and UNIDO Agree to Strengthen Cooperation

Vienna, Austria, 04-04-2018

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) have reaffirmed their commitment to cooperating for the promotion of sustainable energy solutions...

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PFAN Launches Open-Ended Call for Proposals in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Vienna, Austria, 05-03-2018

PFAN has launched a call for proposals for climate and clean energy projects and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Selected projects will receive no-cost coaching by professional consultants and, once they are investment...

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