As of 2016 Energy4All has started cooperation with PAWAME, a start-up in Nairobi that is planning to offer 10-30Watt solar rooftop panels for rural citizens combined with energy saving LED lights. The concept of PAWAME is based on ‘pay as you go’ for small households. PAWAME is searching for capital. Energy4All has made an initial … Read more
NICE International was offering telecenters with sustainable solar energy – so called NICECentres – to unleash the potential of people in developing countries. The sentence is stated in the past tense, because NICE International has closed its doors. An interesting appropriate ICT project that failed to become sustainable. The social enterprise NICE was initiated by … Read more
New Study: Renewable Energies provide great potential for socio-economic development in Africa. The study can be downloaded at http://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/refit_africa_study.html
NICE is a semi commercial franchising concept of small scale renewable energy and internet centers for local communities in developing countries driven by local entrepreneurs. NICE is the first initiative of Energy4All, a non-profit foundation based in The Netherlands. Energy4All promotes off-grid energy, water and communication-related projects and services, e.g. stand-alone “micro-utilities”, for the benefit … Read more
As a social enterprise Waterbedrijf Groningen broadly focuses on the sustainable protection of water interests. In this sense the company is supporting NICE with among others waterfilter system for Gambia.
On July 18 (just a few days from now!) the 26 entrepreneurs from the Unreasonable Institute, a mentor-driven accelerator for high-impact ventures in Boulder, will be flying out to San Francisco. They’ll be gathering at the Hub SoMa in San Francisco in front of 100 impact investors and funders to pitch their ventures and raise … Read more
A necessary condition for the EU project and an important milestone towards final approval. In this statement the Foundation confirms to allocate Euro 1 mln of funding brought in by new sponsors to the project that will bring 50 new NICE centers in Gambia, Tamzania and Zambia over the next 4 years.
Out of hundreds of applications from over 60 countries, NICE has been selected as one of the 50 Finalists for the Unreasonable Institute’s 2011 Program! This is a prestigious 6-week program in the USA bringing together the 25 most promising social ventures in the world (http://unreasonableinstitute.org). In order to be accepted into the Institute as … Read more
Nice Dutch in the race for prestigious U.S. prize by Petra Crown The Unreasonable Institute is a prestigious American initiative that brings together 25 social entrepreneurs from around the world for six weeks every year. The aim is to give a boost to new businesses through training, mentoring, legal advice, prototyping, pitches to investors etc. … Read more
Radio Macha gets 7 years broadcasting license from Zambian Ministry. Radio Macha provides health and economic information to the people living in the rural communities around Macha since 2005. The new license formalises the position that Radio Macha has built up over the years in Macha and the surrounding communities.