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Welcome to the initiative

Green People’s Energy for Africa

Dr. Gerd Müller, 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

Registration open for second GBE-ARE webinar

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The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and Green People’s Energy have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the webinar on “Stimulating Demand for Productive Use of Renewable Energy Solutions in Local Communities” at 14.00-15.30 CEST on 7 July 2021.

Improving incomes in the banana sector using solar energy

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48 companies in the banana value chain will soon benefit from better production conditions: With the installation of pumping systems, cold chain, and processing units that will be powered by solar energy. These companies will thus improve the quality of their product and increase their income.

Call for promoting Renewable Energies in Africa

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We are looking for European actors in the energy transition such as municipalities, educational institutions, cooperatives, non-governmental organisations, associations, or companies.