Green People’s Energy for Africa
Dr. Gerd Müller, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, announced a new initiative, named Green People’s Energy (GBE) for Africa in June 2017. This initiative aims to enable, expand and secure the supply of sustainable energy in rural Africa. It is part of the Marshall Plan with Africa and relies on the broad participation of small and medium-sized enterprises, municipalities, cooperatives, public associations and citizens.
The ARE-GBE Cooperation
The overarching goal of this cooperation is to contribute to the mission of the GBE initiative to:
- improve the conditions for decentralised renewable energy (DRE) supply in selected sub-Saharan African countries with the participation of citizens, cooperatives and companies;
- promote renewable energy projects of common benefit across countries;
- strengthen partnerships and exchange between actors in Europe and Africa, in particular, Germany and the nine GBE-countries (Benin, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia)