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About us

Our vision is a better quality of life for everyone through access to clean energy.

Energy 4 Impact is a non-profit organisation working with local businesses to extend access to energy in Africa, impacting the quality of life for millions of people. Growing sustainable clean energy markets improves livelihoods and accelerates economic growth.

We value access to energy not as an end in itself but for the difference it makes to people’s lives every day: from smoke-free homes, lit up in the evening to more productive farms and businesses; from schools with adequate facilities to health centres able to operate their life-saving equipment after dark.

We work in East and West Africa and operate from regional offices as well as our head office in London. The executive team reports to a Board of Trustees comprising private sector and development experts in renewable energy technology, energy policy, finance and investment.  

Energy 4 Impact, formerly known as GVEP International, was registered as a UK charity in 2007. It evolved from a partnership between the World Bank, UNDP and other bi-lateral donors, launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002.

Annual review 2019 cover page

Annual review

This year's issue is packed with highlights of our work to support energy businesses to overcome some of Africa's most pressing development challenges.