Welcome to the initiative

Green People’s Energy for Africa

Dr. Gerd Müller, the then German 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 Germany’s 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

New training: Solar cooling systems significantly increase productivity

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The Solar Cooling training course will be available from 21 to 23 February.

Call for a Results-Based Financing Programme in Côte d’Ivoire

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GIZ will launch a results-based financing programme that provides financial incentives for the successful sale and installation of productive solar systems.

Signing of the financing agreement for the Energy Self-Sufficient Villages Initiative

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With a total capacity of 865 kWh, the two mini-grids will connect about 8000 people and eight social institutions such as schools, health centres and others to the two decentralised electricity grids and provide access to clean and affordable energy.