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Women entrepreneurs lighting up Nigeria through solar

A nonprofit, teaching women how to sell and use solar-powered lights and other equipment, building their entrepreneurial skills, received grant funding to use data to propel their impact.
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Ed’s note: What you need to know to submit your nominations for Elites 2022

The 2022 edition of African Power & Energy Elites has opened for nominations but note that we are taking a bold step in line with market developments.
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Green skills development to help alleviate continents key challenges

A solar photovoltaic green skills, enterprise development and sustainability research programme will be implemented by UP's Future Africa and Nepoworx after the two signed a MOU in May.
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SAIEE addresses entrepreneurship and innovation via new chapter

The recent launch of the SAIEE entrepreneurship and innovation chapter comes at a time when Stats SA reported massive job losses.
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Scaling up local clean energy access in Africa and India

Peer-to-peer impact investment platform Charm Impact has successfully raised $355,046 to finance early-stage clean energy entrepreneurs in developing economies.
EIB-ENGIE initiative to bring reliable and affordable energy to 1.4million Ugandans

Using solar home systems to financially empower rural Uganda

Millions of people in rural Uganda are set to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme.
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Africa Energy Generation prize extends to health and agribusiness

The competition rewards creativity, innovation and daring by offering support and training states Astria Fataki, the founder of Energy Generation.
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Entrepreneurs seek financial inclusion, reveals WBAF Global survey results

The World Business Angels Investment Forum revealed that financial inclusion will empower entrepreneurs to survive the impact of COVID-19 while a survey reflects on company's survival confidence.
Siemens collaborates with CSIR to advance 4IR skills in South Africa

Only in Africa: Changing the way we change Africa’s story

Changing the quip "Only in Africa" from a negative connotation to a positive narrative about living in or doing business in Africa.

Initiate! energy start-up and innovation programme goes global

“We’re so proud of how Initiate! has evolved and become a global movement that breeds talent and empowers next-gen energy entrepreneurs."