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E-Newsletter—March 2014

Innovative IDEAS increasing self-sufficiency and access to renewable energy in the Caribbean

In Jamaica and Suriname, two

Over $600,000 released to improve productivity of Senegalese businesses and benefit rural communities

award winning businesses are transforming the lives of those living in under-served and offgrid

communities.

By

implementing sustainable energy solutions

they

sufficiency,

promote job

self-

creation,

provision of 24/7 electricity and increased

economic

development.

Grant funding will be used to support thirteen Senegalese businesses in several sectors to enhance their productivity and boost economic activities through improved provision of energy.


OTHER NEWS STORIES FOLLOW GVEP ON: Innovative biogas business model gives affordable energy to low income farmers in central Kenya The scarcity of wood fuel and high cost of kerosene may no longer be a concern for

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many rural households in Central Kenya, thanks to a patent pending pay-as-you-go biogas business model that delivers a user friendly and affordable energy alternative to cooking and heating.

Caribbean biogas company to provide energy from waste to housing development in Jamaica CaribShare, a social enterprise delivering energy-from-waste solutions has signed a contract

to

power

a

new

housing

development in Jamaica. The deal will help to strengthen the livelihoods of rural communities through sustainable waste management and clean energy generation.

GVEP called to showcase its work on cookstoves at international conference in Kenya GVEP highlighted continuing progress in providing clean cookstoves and fuels in Africa at the National Stoves and Fuel Conference held recently in Nairobi, Kenya.

Improved cookstove company tackling market barriers in Haiti An ICS producer is about to change the face of Haitian cooking by breaking down barriers that are preventing the adoption of improved cookstoves in the local market.

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Women in Kenya making headway in male-run areas of the cookstove market A gender based training event run by GVEP has been equipping women with knowledge and

skills

as

well

as

boosting

their

confidence to tackle the predominantly male-run activities of stove cladding and assembling.

FOCUS ON Prosonergy: influencing economic, social and environmental change through solar powered lighting and energy products Prosonergy,

an

international

distributor of solar products, is targeting the Bottom of the Pyramid

(BoP)

products

and

affordable empowering

with

quality

services prices

the

at and

distributors

across Africa and Asia.

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