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2019 Global LEAP Awards

Nov 08, 2018

Global LEAP Launches Competitions for Solar Water Pumps and Off-Grid Refrigerators

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Global LEAP Awards Announces Winner of Off-Grid Refrigerator Innovation Prize for Appropriate Design and User Experience

Nov 07, 2018

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Advancing Markets for Off-Grid Solar Water Pumps and Grain Mills

Oct 15, 2018

The LEIA team is partnering with industry players to support the uptake of energy efficient, off-grid agricultural appliances

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A Message from the Coalition - October 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Itotia Njagi and Dana Rysankova, Managers of Lighting Global, the World Bank Group’s initiative to catalyze and support a commercial market for off grid lighting and energy solutions

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Efficiency for Access Unveils New Website

Sep 10, 2018

A message from Katrina Pielli – Senior Energy Advisor at USAID’s Power Africa and co-Chair of the Efficiency for Access Coalition donor roundtable

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First-of-its-kind Market Baseline Testing Results for Off- & Weak-Grid Refrigerators

Aug 13, 2018

Negligible data currently exists regarding off- and weak-grid refrigerator cost and performance. To help fill this gap and accelerate the off-grid appliance market, Efficiency for Access procured and tested commercially available refrigerators to establish a performance baseline.

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Efficiency for Access June Newsletter

Jun 28, 2018

June focused on all things refrigeration – which included a first-of-its-kind market baseline testing report, a market development roundtable in Amsterdam, and the launch of two new refrigerators designed specifically for off- and weak-grid use.

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Simusolar Doubles Rural Household Incomes in Less than a Year

May 24, 2018

In Tanzania 38.4 million households are engaged in farming for their primary or supplemental income. Of these, more than 95% depend on farming practices that rely on rainfall to water crops, rainfall that comes only 5 months of the year and is increasingly unpredictable. These realities challenge households, particularly women and children, with women constituting 70% of sub-Saharan agricultural workers, according to the World Farmers Organisation.

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Welcome to a new era of Efficiency for Access!

May 24, 2018

A message from Steven Hunt Senior Energy & Innovation Advisor, DFID and Co-chair of the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

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Energy Access Practitioner Network 2017 Survey Highlights Appliances

Mar 05, 2018

The United Nations Foundation-led Energy Access Practitioner Network released its 2017 survey results, the latest in a series the Network has conducted since 2012. As the largest network of its kind, the Practitioner Network’s annual member survey “gauges the pulse” across the energy access value chain, from consumer finance to product design, marketing, distribution, after-sales service, and research and development.

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