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Solar energy brightening the minds of refugees

Software company, Salesforce has joined the Simbi Foundation’s Read-A-Thon in a partnership aimed at improving literacy in refugee camps.

Integrated energy model bridging the electrification gap in Uganda

As part of the Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development in Uganda commissioned a 40Wp minigrid in Kwiumu that will power 300 households and 60 local businesses.

Assessing the impact of ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility

Obbie Banda, underwriter at the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) writes about the lessons learned, digitalisation, COVID-19 impact, and a new structure for Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF).

AFSIA recognises innovation in solar energy at 2021 solar awards

Winners in 15 awards categories of the second edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2021 were unveiled last week.

How to expedite geothermal in the Rift

Building on an analysis of experiences from Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, it is possible to draw lessons and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of geothermal energy for electricity generation and direct use.

Investment opportunity for Zembo to scale its e-mobility startup in Uganda

PIDG, InfraCo, DOB Equity and Mobility 54 Investment SAS are committing $3,4m to grow Zembo’s electric motorcycle business in Kampala, Uganda.

The Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) and its impact 4 years on

The Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) was launched four years ago to address the short-term liquidity risk faced by independent power producers (IPPs) that sell electricity to state owned power utilities across sub-Saharan Africa. Obbie Banda, Underwriter with the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) assess the impact four years on.

Wins, misses and opportunities for African electricity regulations

The AfDB's ERI allows African countries to compare their electricity regulation environments with international best practices and make improvements where necessary.

Kenya, Uganda and DRC climate innovators win big for contributions

The winners of the 2021 Ashden Awards were announced at COP26 with four African innovators taking top honours from over 800 applicants.

SAWEA gives new green financing deal a thumbs up

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has put its voice of support behind the first of its kind green financing deal, announced at COP26 climate talks.

Swedish support for floating Solar PV study in Uganda

To improve the energy mix dilemma, the Uganda Electricity Generation Company with support from Swedfund, plan to explore venturing into other alternative renewable energy technologies.

Agenda changing millions of lives in Africa deserves big high 5

African Development Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina said that the bank’s High 5 agenda is positively changing millions of lives in Africa.