Access to modern and affordable clean energy by the rural off-grid community is vital for sustainable rural development. Energy access has been identified as the missing development goal and policy action as well as direct intervention has been directed towards increasing energy access in the developing countries by the international community. The efforts of private sectors, national government, development cooperation, international organizations, European Commission as well as World Bank group and United Nations has made significant progress in the provisioning of financial instruments aimed at financing energy access at the community level and household level. Our aim is to promote new and innovative approaches to rural energy financing, and delivery through partnerships that spanned across the border with less transaction cost. The excuse is no longer unavailability of the modern and affordable energy technologies but the transfer of the technologies to the rural community in a way that it will be affordable and sustainable with a reduced transaction cost.
At DevGRAD , we engage the development community (professionals and industry leaders in energy business) with different energy solutions and link them up with the developing countries through their embassies and high commissions. In so doing, a transformative partnership between the public and private sector to improve energy access planning and increase investment can be envisaged. Apart from providing necessary information to the embassies in Brussels on innovative energy technologies, for instance, the professionals within our network also provide technical services for the preparation of tenders to access funds for the development of such projects.