Call for sustainable urban mobility start-ups in Kenya and Uganda

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SF is supporting the African Mobility Initiative (AMI) to find start-ups and innovations addressing sustainable mobility in the informal transport sector in Kenya and Uganda. Through its Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA), and also supported by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) – with whom SF entered into a  Memorandum of Understanding last month to…

Malcolm Brinded retires from SF Board

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Shell Foundation Trustee and former Chair, Malcolm Brinded, has announced his intention to retire from the Foundation with effect from the forthcoming meeting of the Board of Trustees on 12 March 2020. Malcolm has been a Trustee of the Shell Foundation for almost 16 years, serving as Chair for eight years (2009-2017) as well as Chair…

Testing a new approach to credit for productive use Ag assets

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In 2019 Shell Foundation and the UK Government provided funding and support to Amiran, a leading East African agricultural distributor, so that they could test a new approach to providing appropriate credit to agricultural Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. Agricultural SMEs across Kenya are unable to obtain the financing they need to invest in their…

SHELL FOUNDATION PARTNER SHOWCASED AT UK-AFRICA INVESTMENT SUMMIT

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Shell Foundation partner SunCulture was recently selected to demonstrate its technology at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.  The summit was hosted by the UK Government, and brought together heads of state from across Africa to encourage investment across the continent. SunCulture exhibited its industry-leading solar-powered irrigation system, the RainMaker2, in front of political leaders…

Shell Foundation and TUMI sign Mobility MoU

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Shell Foundation and TUMI, the government-led funding initiative focused on sustainable mobility, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to advance the awareness and activity around sustainable transport. The MoU was signed at the Transforming Transportation conference in DC and commits both organisations to collaborating over work on advocacy, pipeline development and impact measurement in…

How integrating women into the energy value chain drives impact in rural Indian communities

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Inclusion of women in the energy value chain, from product distribution to sales, market research to behaviour change, needs significant engagement at a local level yet can have a catalytic impact in the community. In the latest learning to come out of our POWERED (Promotion of Women in Energy Related Enterprises for Development) Programme in…

Practical Strategies to Catalyse Women-led Access-to-Energy Ventures in India

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Shell Foundation and the UK Government launched the POWERED (Promotion of Women in Energy Related Enterprises for Development) Programme in 2018 to promote gender inclusion in the Indian energy development sector by creating jobs, supporting women-led businesses and undertaking research on the sector. SF and the UK Government commissioned the International Center for Research on…

Can an Integrated Energy Distribution Model turn around Africa’s ailing utilities?

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by Simon Meier, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Impact at Konexa Successful, profitable utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that are meeting their regulatory mandates in terms of quality, cost and reach of service are hard to find. According to the World Bank, utilities in only two countries in SSA – Uganda and the Seychelles –…

Shell Foundation and FMO Collaborate to Help Achieve Clean Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Press Release: Announcing the launch of the US$120 million Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund to provide affordable access to energy for homes and businesses Amsterdam, Netherlands – December 5, 2019 Shell Foundation, a UK-registered charity, together with FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, announces the launch of the US$120 million Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund (EEGF), with…

Nigeria Off-Grid Market Accelerator Programme – Annual Impact Report

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The Nigeria Off-Grid Market Acceleration Programme(NOMAP) is an independent market accelerator that aims to address market barriers limiting energy access in Nigeria. Supported by Shell Foundation, USAID and most recently DFID, NOMAP accelerates the off-grid energy in Nigeria using a mix of research, coordination and direct interventions. Its key attributes such as independence, a focus on result,…