GVEP International (Global Village Energy Partnership) is an international non profit organisation seeking to reduce poverty through accelerated access to modern energy services.

GVEP International appoints Ben Good as new CEO

GVEP International has appointed Ben Good as its new CEO. The former CEO of D1 Oils Plc, will succeed Sarah Adams, who is relocating outside of the UK for professional and personal reasons.

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Stimulating energy finance market in Uganda with ‘enlightening’ results

Many families in rural East Africa rely heavily on firewood and charcoal for their cooking and candles or kerosene lanterns for lighting. A loan guarantee fund is about to change this by enabling micro and small energy entrepreneurs offering alternatives to grow their business and improve their customers' lives.

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New technology makes shrimp-harvesting more efficient

An innovative solar energy project combined with a sustainable business model is set to benefit thousands of families engaged in shrimp fishing in Patos Lagoon, in southern Brazil.

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Micro entrepreneur diversifies business by taking up new energy venture

Twenty years ago, Samual Njagi sold a cow to get the money he needed to start up a small metal business in the town of Mariakani in Kenya’s Coastal Region. Today, with the help of GVEP-I and its partners, he is on the verge of an exciting new venture.

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Building local renewable energy markets

The organisations Green Energy (Peru) and Eurosolar (Chile) are promoting articulated local markets for renewable energies through a series of road shows.

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Women in rural Kenya gain access to solar lanterns

An innovative partnership between GVEP International, Women Enterprise Development Institute (WEDI) and Brazafrique is accelerating access to solar lanterns for people living in the Central Province of Kenya.

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