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Welcome to the initiative

Green People’s Energy for Africa

Dr. Gerd Müller, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, announced a new initiative, named Green People’s Energy for Africa in June 2017. This initiative aims to enable, expand and secure the supply of sustainable energy in rural Africa. It is part of the Marshall Plan with Africa and relies on the broad participation of small and medium-sized enterprises, municipalities, cooperatives, public associations and citizens.

 

  • BMZ Special Representative for Energy in Africa, Bärbel Höhn and Josef Göppel, in Ethiopia

    BMZ Special Representative for Energy in Africa, Bärbel Höhn and Josef Göppel, in Ethiopia

  • Solar panels in Senegal

    Solar panels in Senegal

  • BMZ Special Representative for Energy in Africa, Bärbel Höhn, in Mozambique

    BMZ Special Representative for Energy in Africa, Bärbel Höhn, in Mozambique

  • Solar panel on a roof in Mozambique

    Solar panel on a roof in Mozambique

  • Solar market in Uganda

    Solar market in Uganda

What we do

We introduce Renewable Energy curricula
We train teachers
We train professionals
We support business development
We strengthen partnerships
We inform civil society organisations
We provide digital learning
We support social institutions
We consult policy makers on renewable energies

Focus countries

EthiopiaBeninCôte d’IvoireGhanaMozambiqueNamibiaZambiaSenegalUganda

Latest Developments

(Em)powering rural health centers in Mozambique to help contain the spread of COVID-19

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GBE and Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC) electrify 42 rural health centers in Mozambique to strengthen their capacities in dealing with the ongoing pandemic.

Practically all digital: training in times of Corona

Exchange between German and African vocational school teachers is also possible during the pandemic: A digital platform with interactive teaching material is now available for the education and training of prospective solar installers in Africa.

Five local organisations recently started implementation of their project ideas

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Five public benefit organisations are funded in their approaches to improve the local energy situation. The projects range from a solar-powered eye care center, over the training of solar technicians to a radio station stabilizing the electricity grid.