Sankalp Africa Awards 2015 announces 16 high-impact and scalable African enterprises as their semi-finalists. This second edition of Sankalp Africa Awards 2015 received more than 180+ applications from 5 African countries. Around 68% of the applicants were from the East African countries of Kenya and Uganda, reflecting in a sense the strength and maturity of […]
On World Environment Day today, it’s only fitting that we highlight the most critical needs of social enterprises working in clean energy, water and sanitation. Why clean energy, water and sanitation? Because three billion people in developing countries rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating, one and a half billion people are without electricity […]
Part I of the article highlighted the need for decentralized energy solutions, and various products and services offered by private enterprises to meet the energy needs of rural poor households. Fixed Payments and Metering Solutions Commercial micro-grid enterprises with solutions to provide reliable power supply, are gradually building trust among low-income consumers. Mechanisms to enhance payment […]
Social innovation has been hard at work, devising and applying creative ideas to solve development issues. Enterprises like Sakhi are addressing indoor air pollution with their biomass stoves, and reducing domestic dependence on conventional cooking fuel like charcoal. Businesses like Claro Energy are using solar panels to power tube wells.
IFC to Invest upto 20 Percent in Zephyr Peacock and Aloe Environment Fund Aloe Environment Fund is targeting to raise between $265 – $400Mn for its fund III that will focus on investments in the clean energy sector. IFC has proposed an equity investment of $25Mn or upto 20 percent of the total commitment to […]