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The AFREPREN/FWD “Cogen for Africa” project is an innovative and first-of-its kind-regional initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) designed to support small, medium and large-scale industries in Africa to develop their cogeneration potential. This initiative is supported by the GEF via the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD) is the executing agency for the project.

Download the “Cogen” for Africa project Brief in PDF Format

Capacity Building for Renewable Energy SMEs in Africa (CABURESA) is an initiative of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD). Its overall development objective is to strengthen existing and embryonic sub-Saharan African SMEs/agro-industries/tourism entities/rural institutions (missions, schools, hospitals, children homes, etc) as well as related key stakeholders involved in pro-poor renewables development through training and investment support.

Download the “CABURESA” project Brief in PDF Format

Agro-Industries and Cleaner Energy (AGRICEN) brings together a multidisciplinary team to research a relatively new terrain of combining new approaches to political economy analysis with business development, innovation and participatory approaches to understanding the potential role that agro industries can play in widening rural access to cleaner energy options. The project partnership consists of two academic institutions (Surrey in UK and Lilongwe Uni. of Ag & Nat. Res. in Malawi), a leading African energy think-tank (AFREPREN/FWD), two leading independent research centres from UK (Policy Practice, and Gamos), and various research associates from East Africa.

AFREPREN/FWD has also been involved in the following studies and initiatives that address energy and poverty issues in Eastern and Southern Africa: 

  • A study on the impact of power sector reforms on the poor

  • A study on the status and potential of renewable energy technologies in Eastern and Horn of Africa.

  • An initiative aimed at promoting renewables and energy efficiency systems in a reforming power sector.

  • A survey to assess the outsourcing opportunities for SMEs in the reforming electricity sector of East and Southern Africa

  • A study on the linkages between research and policy in the energy sector in Eastern and Southern Africa.

See Studies with Themes as Listed Above