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The Azeba Health Center in the Ganta Afeshum district of Ethiopia received reliable power from a solar system with the help of EnDev. Since electrification, paraffin or torches have no longer been required during the evening hours. The number of births attended by medical staff rose from five per year to over two hundred.

Energising Development: Access to energy for millions

EnDev (Energising Development) is the largest multi-donor and multi-country energy programme supported under German development cooperation. The BMZ is the lead donor to the programme, and together with the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, Switzerland and Sweden it aims to provide a total of 19 million people with access to modern, climate-friendly and affordable energy by 2019. more


View of the geothermal power station Olkaria in Kenya

East Africa: Climate-friendly energy from the earth

The future of electricity generation in East Africa lies in the earth – because the potential for generating power from geothermal sources along the East African Rift Valley is enormous. Despite this, less than 20 per cent of the population have access to electricity. Germany's development cooperation has developed the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF). more


The Programm Energising Development (EnDev) promotes access to and use of small solar devices in Africa.

Malawi: Solar-powered lamps improve the lives of many families

In Malawi, only around 12 percent of the approximately 18 million inhabitants are connected to the electricity grid. The remainder of the population relies on firewood, charcoal and plant residues for its cooking and heating needs. For lighting, small kerosene or battery-powered lamps are used, which are dangerous and environmentally harmful energy sources. The energy partnership Energising Development promotes access to small solar devices more


The village of Jalpa in Khotang District in Nepal was electrified by the international energy partnership Energising Development (EnDev).

Nepal: Small hydropower plants improve lives in rural areas

In Nepal, about one in five people living in rural areas has no access to electricity. The inhabitants of the community of Jalpa in the District of Khotang were, up until three years ago, reliant on kerosene and firewood for lighting. Through the energy partnership, Energising Development (EnDev), the living conditions for the people of Jalpa have improved. The village now has access to electricity from a small hydropower plant. more


Soroti solar power plant in Uganda

Uganda: GET-FIT promotes renewable energy

The economy in Uganda is growing — and along with it, the country’s demand for electricity. Up until recent years, the country regularly faced power shortages. In order to respond to the growing demand in a climate-friendly way, the Ugandan government is relying on renewable energies. The potential for renewables is big. The Ugandan government, together with the KfW Development Bank, have developed the GET-FIT Programme which creates incentives for the expansion of renewable energies through private investors. more


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