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EnDev works in more than 20 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Here, energy access needs are greatest. Learn how EnDev strives to close the energy access gap.

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  • Bringing higher-tier cookstoves into the Cambodian market

    Bich Tan Nguyen is the owner of SolarServe, a company manufacturing cookstoves on the outskirts of the city Da Nang in Northern Vietnam. Located between warehouses and factory buildings, Bich’s …

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    EnDev supports a local cookstove organization and helps develop standards for the sector. It also works on a project for peer-to-peer grids.

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    EnDev trains the national utility company to establish standards for grid densification in villages. It also promotes cookstoves for households and restaurants.

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    EnDev supports the government in designing policies for the cookstove and solar systems sector. Besides, it trains retailers and supports grid densification.

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    Through SNV, EnDev works on a programme to address the negative social, economic, environmental, and health impacts of traditional cooking in rural Cambodia.

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    Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

    EnDev DRC has two components. It supports the production and adoption of improved wood and charcoal cookstoves.

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    EnDev promotes electrification through pico hydro power and micro hydro power plants. Besides, it helps establish a network of improved cookstove producers.

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    EnDev promotes improved cookstoves, its partner SNV facilitates access to off-grid electricity. Both sectors are supported with results-based financing projects.

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    Liberia (with Guinea and Sierra Leone)

    A key activity of EnDev is to share technical expertise to build capacities for sustainable energy use. It is active in the solar as well as the cookstove sector.

  • An app for health and safety

    Online solutions ensure functioning solar devices for health clinics in Liberia

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    EnDev’s partner ADES helps expand the local production capacity for improved cookstoves and raises awareness for clean cooking benefits.

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    EnDev works to enhance a financially sustainable market for improved cookstoves. A results-based financing scheme supports rural sales agents.

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    EnDev has helped provide basic electricity services to households. In the current project phase, it promotes improved biomass energy technologies for cooking.

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    EnDev supports grid densification and trains participants of the solar products market. On top of that, it strengthens improved cookstove entrepreneurs.

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    EnDev helps financing grid extension to rural areas. It also supports remote communities in gaining access to electricity from micro hydro power plants.

  • Multi-Country Project
    Promotion of Climate-Friendly Cooking: Kenya and Senegal

    The project is contributing to reducing Green House Gas emissions and improving people’s living conditions.

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    EnDev is implementing a private sector participation project for hydro power plants. Besides, it offers results-based financing for decentralised energy solutions.

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    The project promotes cookstoves by establishing a commercial supply chain. It also facilitates access to electricity in rural areas.

  • Joseph Singirankabo: Putting bread on the table, around-the-clock

    In Rwanda, millers and other entrepreneurs with access to solar energy are cutting costs and branching out.

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    Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Clean Cooking (SEE-CC)

    Switching to clean cooking transforms lives. It improves health, protects the climate, empowers women and helps consumers save time and money.

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    Sustainable Energy for Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda

    In January 2021, the IKEA Foundation in partnership with EnDev started to promote PUE in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

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    Together with its partner SNV, EnDev introduces appropriate cooking technology to biomass consumers. In addition, the picoPV market is supported.

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    EnDev improves the quality of cookstoves, helps disseminate solar systems and supports grid densification. Besides, it is setting up a refugee project.


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    Invitation to Tender for Consultancy for a baselin…

    Background Energising Development (EnDev) is a global multi-donor partnership implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) that facilitates market-based access to modern energy services in over 20 countries worldwide. …

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    Call for Expression of Interest: Business Developm…

    EnDev Uganda is running a second phase of business development support (BDS) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the solar and cooking sectors from March 2023 to August 2023, as a follow up to the first phase that was completed in February 2022.