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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

Solar pumps secure harvests, income and livelihoods in northern Tanzania

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Where rain becomes rarer, solar-powered water pumps ensure the survival of smallholder farmers. The technology is low-maintenance and opens up numerous opportunities for people, as an example from Tanzania shows.

Boda boda taxis: First charging stations outside Kampala for solar-powered electric motorbikes are coming

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Stinking, rattling, CO2 emissions, that’s a thing of the past – at least for the electric motorbikes charged by solar power as piloted in a project of Green People’s Energy (GBE) Uganda

Women farmers switch to solar-powered water pumps

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After learning about the advantages of solar-powered water pumps in a workshop organised by Green People’s Energy (GBE) Uganda, the women of two cooperatives are now starting vegetable production in shared greenhouses.