Green People’s Energy for Africa – Benin

Green People’s Energy aims to improve the conditions for decentralised energy supply in rural areas in selected African countries, involving both citizens and companies. To this end, we are working in nine countries across sub-Saharan Africa, including Benin. In addition to our country-based measures, we support cross-national charitable projects and strengthen partnerships between players in Europe and Africa.

In Benin, Green People’s Energy will, among other things, assist people in improving their income generating activities through the use of renewable energy technologies; companies and private entrepreneurs will be encouraged to improve the quality of their services and products, and social institutions will be supported in acquiring decentralized renewable energy systems. Furthermore, training institutions in the field of renewable energies are supported in expanding their training courses in line with market demand in order to strengthen the local value chain. Political decision-makers will be advised on how to improve the framework conditions for decentralised renewable energies.

EthiopiaBeninCôte d’IvoireGhanaMozambiqueNamibiaZambiaSenegalUganda

Did you know that…?

… the national energy situation is characterized by a low national electrification rate (29.2% in 2018) and a very low rural electrification rate (6.5% in 2018)?

… a lack of access to electricity prevents increased production and processing of agricultural products, and thus hinders job creation and economic development?

… poor access to energy increases economic inequality?

How we work

For faster results we rely on successful approaches and implementation structures of existing projects. Green People’s Energy cooperates with the country-specific strategies of the Energising Development (EnDev) global programme, and other GIZ projects including programmes on bilateral agriculture and decentralisation. This enables us to draw on the many years of experience of these projects’ teams, and thus implement our approaches quickly.

Green People’s Energy’s project activities are designed in such a way as to offer equal opportunities for both women and men.

In Benin, Green People’s Energy activities combine technical assistance from public and private actors with financial assistance, most commonly in the form of Results-Based Financing mechanisms.

For more information about the RBF, how to apply and receive financial incentives, please click on the link below.

GBE Benin RBF Platform 

Latest Developments in Benin

Solar system ensures light, water and productivity

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Just a few kilowatt hours of electricity improves the lives of around 1,800 villagers in Benin.

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.

Call for Project Proposals in the Decentralized Renewable Energy Sector for Facilitating Access to Finance

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All projects related to decentralised renewable energy and with an impact on rural economic development are eligible to apply.

Solid financing of solar energy systems for commercial purposes

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Results-Based financing (RBF) mechanism helped spreading the use of solar-powered agricultural machinery in Benin.

Ten solar-powered water pump systems supply farmers in Benin

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The high-quality solar-powered pumps enable farmers to save up to 200 euros a month.

Solar training for agricultural coaches

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Green People’s Energy’s has trained a dozen agricultural trainers on the use of renewable energy in off-grid areas in Benin.