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Toolkit presented at international expert forum for rural electrification

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At the Alliance for Rural Electrification’s (ARE) 6th Energy Access Investor Meeting, GBE Zambia presented its new Solar Partnership Toolkit and answered numerous questions around association formation.

Networking – Sharing Information and Knowledge is the Key to Success

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Innovative platform brings renewable energy students and specialists from across Africa together, after attending course on the subject in Germany

First harvest at GBE Uganda’s solar irrigation demo garden in Gulu

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Only months after its set up at GIZ office in Gulu, GBE Uganda’s demonstration garden for Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) brought a first rich yield of tomatoes, collards, and other vegetables.

Solar pump training in Benin: Second place goes to a woman

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Over a six month period a cooperation of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and WE4Food trained online (due to Covid) 749 people in solar-powered irrigation systems – with Aïchatou Lawani from INETS Benin achieving the second-best result.

GBE supports, in collaboration with ENDA Energie, the solar electrification of women-led rural dairy micro-enterprises

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GBE supports the solar electrification of 24 mainly women-led dairy micro-enterprises in rural Senegal, thereby adding value to milk production, and reducing production waste for 200 farmers.

Universal Energy Facility opens pre-qualification for mini-grid projects in Benin

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The Universal Energy Facility, a results-based financing facility, is inviting pre-qualification submissions from companies for the development of mini-grid projects in Benin.

Call for Manifestation of Interest: Support in Access to Finance for Productive Use Renewable Energy Projects

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GBE offers access to finance consulting for local productive use renewable energy project developers. The Call for Manifestation of Interest is open until Feb. 28, 2021.

(Em)powering Rural Health Centers in Mozambique to Help Contain the Spread of COVID-19

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GBE and Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC) electrify 42 rural health centers in Mozambique to strengthen their capacities in dealing with the ongoing pandemic.

Practically all digital: training in times of Corona

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Exchange between German and African vocational school teachers is also possible during the pandemic: A digital platform with interactive teaching material is now available for the education and training of prospective solar installers in Africa.

Five local organisations recently started implementation of their project ideas

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Five public benefit organisations are funded in their approaches to improve the local energy situation. The projects range from a solar-powered eye care center, over the training of solar technicians to a radio station stabilizing the electricity grid.

Solar professionals made in Zambia

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The Green People’s Energy project in Zambia commences its implementation with the inception workshop with all stakeholders on 25 and 26 November.

Solar Energy Irrigation Systems

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SPIS Training opportunity (second intake); From May to July 2020, GBE Benin reacted to the COVID-19 lockdown in the country by taking their training activities online; partner solar companies were offered access to a web-based training course on solar powered irrigation.