Many enterprises are working to solve the huge problem of energy poverty in the developing world by delivering electricity to the 1.3 billion who live off the main grid, or by selling improved cook stoves to people cooking over smoky stoves or open fires that damage their health.
Lots of donors, NGOs, investors and others want to help these enterprises end energy poverty. But what kind of support do they need to survive and grow? Ashden and Christian Aid are launching research to answer this question, based on interviews with enterprises including d.light, EcoZoom, and SELCO and support providers such as ERM Foundation’s Low Carbon Enterprise Fund and GVEP.
On 26 June Ashden and Christian Aid will launch the full results of this research, followed by a panel discussion on how to take our recommendations forward.
The event will be hosted by Paul Valentin, International Director of Christian Aid. The panel will include Ben Good, CEO of GVEP; Charlie Miller, Partnerships Manager at SolarAid; and Chhavi Sharma of Ashden. With plenty of time for discussion and networking before and after, the event will be a great opportunity to focus on how we can help enterprises to bring energy access to all. Do join us!
26 June, 4 – 6:30 pm
Simmons and Simmons, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HT.
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