‘Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa’ expands to Uganda

Sweden, Sweden, 06-05-2020

The Embassy of Sweden, Kampala, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) are pleased to announce the expansion of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA...

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Sweden Announces Go-Ahead for Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in Four Countries

Stockholm, Sweden, 28-04-2020

Stockholm, 28 April 2020. At the first Steering Committee meeting of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA), Sweden today gave the green light to expand the programme into Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mozambique and open a...

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REEEP partners with FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, a leading Danish energy transition publication

Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-02-2020

To keep the rise in temperatures below the 1.5°C threshold, carbon dioxide emissions globally would have to be cut by 45% by 2030 and be down to net-zero by 2050, concluded the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in...

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Beyond the Numbers – the Impact of Beyond the Grid for Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, 18-02-2020

Zambia is home to a highly dispersed population, with more than 60% of people living under the poverty line, and some 70% of whom have no access to modern energy. Neither the national utility nor energy service providers had been...

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REEEP partners with Advocates for International Development (A4ID)

Vienna, Austria, 24-01-2020

REEEP is pleased to announce our new partnership with Advocates for International Development (A4ID), a global charity which works with the legal and development sectors to combat poverty and drive progress towards realising the...

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Shedding light on development in Zambia

Ngwerere , Zambia, 22-01-2020

“There is goodness here now.” Godfrey Miti, a resident of Ngwerere, on the outskirts of Zambia’s capital Lusaka, is optimistic about the future. He is standing under a lamp outside his mother’s house, and while for many a single...

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Trial, error, innovation and impact – a story of context-driven, clean energy solutions for Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, 15-01-2020

With a mission to end the use of charcoal for cooking, an innovative approach from Emerging Cooking Solutions (ECS) hoped to diminish the number of air pollution-related deaths and to put a stop to the rapid deforestation...

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Martin Hiller steps down as REEEP Director General

Vienna, Austria, 30-09-2019

After 8 years at the helm of REEEP, Martin Hiller has decided to step down as Director General at REEEP in order to start an independent consultancy business jointly with his wife and other partners.

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Wins UN Global Climate Action Award

New York, United States, 26-09-2019

BGFZ wins UN Global Climate Action Award

The Momentum for Change Initiative of the UNFCCC today announced that the Swedish-funded Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia is among 15 winners of this year’s UN Global Climate Action Awards, which recognise highly innovative,...

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Documentary: Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, 09-08-2019

This short documentary presents the goals and impacts of the EU-funded Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa Project.

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Wins Ashden Award for Innovative Finance

London, United Kingdom, 26-06-2019

BGFZ Wins Ashden Award

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, a Sweden-funded programme that has brought clean, off-grid energy to over 600,000 people, has won the 2019 Ashden Award in the category of “Innovative Finance”.

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Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa: Delegations visit wastewater treatment site in Port Elizabeth to see project results

Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 20-06-2019

Aerial photo of aeration tanks at the Fishwater Flats Waste Water Treatment Works

In the presence of delegates from the European Union and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality today inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art energy management system at...

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Shortlisted for Ashden Award

London, United Kingdom, 08-05-2019

We are very excited to announce that the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia has been selected as a finalist for this year's Ashden Awards, which identify and promote organisations and businesses implementing excellent practical and...

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Press Release: 100,000 Zambian households gain clean energy access through Beyond the Grid Fund

Lusaka, Zambia, 10-04-2019

VITALITE Zambia Agent Mary Mpupuma (right) in her shop in Katoba Village.

“Bringing modern energy to sparsely populated rural areas is a great challenge. Partnerships like this one have helped to make overcoming this challenge possible.” This was the response of Mr Stephen Mwansa, Permanent Secretary (...

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Sweden announces a major expansion of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia

Stockholm, Sweden, 22-02-2019

The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have today signed an agreement to cooperate on expanding off-grid electricity solutions in sub-Saharan African...

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