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Calls to replicate project after UN award win

A project which enables thousands of families living on the front line of climate change overcome poverty and malnutrition should be scaled up.

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The mini grid making big waves in Zimbabwe

A village transformed by solar power in rural Zimbabwe will provide the blueprint for a new wave of energy access for thousands of people in the country.

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Community development innovator involved in third award win of 2019

An innovative community engagement project that has inspired significant change in the energy sector in Rwanda has been recognised by the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards.

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No sense of urgency in climate talks

“You guys really need to do something,” a restaurateur in Bonn, Germany told us when he learnt that we were in the city to attend Un...
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DAIRY - Empowering women

Few months back, I was visiting one of the project sites where we are supporting smallholder dairy farmers, particularly in bett...
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Learning from failure: the untold story

Absorbing failure and learning from it is not always easy. Building on failure is even more challenging and requires great strength ...
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