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

Coaching improves access to capital for solar companies in Benin

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With its advisory services, GBE Benin aims to facilitate access to capital and investors for solar companies.

Ethiopian teachers participate in the Green TVET School training

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Nine Ethiopian teachers are participating in an extensive online training on renewable energy.

Framework set for sustainable bioenergy in Côte d’Ivoire

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With 1,200 million tonnes of biomass annually, Côte d’Ivoire has excellent potential for bioenergy production.