FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS
DEG is part of the German Development Cooperation and has been financing private-sector investments in developing countries since 1962. By promoting private sector development, DEG contributes to the creation of jobs, increased incomes and helps to improve living conditions in the partner countries.
Investec Asset Management is an independently managed subsidiary of Investec Group. Investec Asset Management is a specialist investment manager, providing a premier range of products to institutional and individual investors. Established in 1991, the firm has been built from start-up into an international business managing approximately R1.6 trillion (as at end June 2016) on behalf of third party clients. The firm seeks to create a profitable partnership between clients, shareholders and employees, and to exceed expectations for both client service and performance.
European Union – European Development Fund
In early 2014, Mobisol and its partner Energy Development Corporation Ltd (EDCL) have been awarded a Grant under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The EDF is the main source of Europen Union development aid for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the overseas territories. The Grants are awarded to projects aiming to promote an economical, cultural and social development of the African, Caribbean, Pacific and overseas territories, to strengthen peace and security and to promote a stable and democratic political environment.
More about the project in cooperation with the European Union: Prepaid Energy. Rent to Own Solar Home Systems.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, the IFC uses their six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY16, their long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging their capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.
FMO, the Dutch development bank, has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for more than 46 years. Their mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world and to invest in sectors where they believe their contribution can have the highest long-term impact: financial institutions, energy and agribusiness. Alongside partners, they invest in the infrastructure, manufacturing and services sectors. With an investment portfolio of EUR 9.2 billion spanning over 85 countries, FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally.
Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.) is a Finnish development finance company that provides long-term risk capital for private projects in developing countries. Investment criteria include profitability, social and environmental responsibility and positive development impacts. Since 1980 Finnfund has made nearly 350 investments in almost 60 countries.
Deutsche Bank Global Social Finance
Deutsche Bank is a leading client-centric global universal bank serving 28 million clients worldwide. Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
The AECF is a US $190m private sector fund, backed by some of the biggest names in development finance and hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Their aim is to encourage private sector companies to compete for investment support of their new and innovative business ideas.
Established with the support of the UK Government the MECS Innovation Fund will provide up to £2.4M in grants. The specific objectives of the Innovation fund are to: Accelerate efforts using mobile technology to enable improved or increased access to water or energy services for underserved communities; Identify innovative business models that can support mobile innovations for energy and water services; Generate knowledge about the application of mobile enabled services which can be shared with the development community and mobile industry; Stimulate productive partnerships between mobile operators/tower companies and energy provides, water providers, NGOs, entrepreneurs and academics to achieve these objectives at scale.
The EEP S&EA initiative, funded by the governments of Austria, Finland, and the United Kingdom, seeks to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology investments. Its objective is to enhance access to sustainable energy services and infrastructure, including renewable energy, and to increase resilience to the adverse effects of climate change in Southern and East Africa, in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals.
myclimate is one of the world’s leading providers of voluntary carbon offsetting measures. myclimate’s carbon offset projects are characterised by their compliance with very strict criteria. myclimate also creates carbon assessments and raises awareness for climate change and climate protection in climate education projects.
The Mobisol carbon offset project in cooperation with myclimate.
MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS
MTN Group is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Middle Eastern countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg.
The British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone Group is the world’s second-largest mobile telecommunications company with more than 439 million subscribers in over 30 countries. In East Africa alone, Vodafone services more than 10 million customers living off the grid. Using its communication network and vast mobile banking service M-PESA, Mobisol is able to provide for easy, everywhere payments and improved maintenance for our customers.
Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel) is an Indian multinational telecommunications services company. It operates in 17 countries across Africa. Airtel is the world’s third largest mobile telecommunications company with over 261 million subscribers across 20 countries as of August 2012.
COOPERATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
The Power Africa Initiative, initiated by the U.S. Government, strives to double the number of people with access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa has recently launched Beyond the Grid, a new framework focused exclusively on unlocking investment and growth for off-grid and small-scale energy solutions on the African continent.
Power for All is a collective of public and private organizations dedicated to delivering universal energy access before 2030. It advances renewable, decentralized electrification solutions as the fastest, most cost-effective and sustainable approach to universal energy access. Power for All unifies the voice of the “beyond the grid” companies and organizations to advocate for specific supportive financial and policy enablers. The campaign mobilizes the broader sector — manufacturers, distributors, consumers — to de-position fossil-fuel-centric “business as usual” approaches to addressing energy access. Power for All proactively positions renewable, decentralized energy as premium-quality, climate-resilient products and services that enable a wide-range of productive uses for the global community.
Sustainable Energy for All is an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General and guided by his High Level Group that brings all key actors to the table to make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030. Mobisol supports the initiative’s goals to ensure universal access to modern energy services, to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and to double the share of renewable energy in the global mix. These three objectives reinforce each other in many instances, and achieving the three together will power opportunity, maximize development benefits and help stabilize climate change. Mobisol is also part of the global Energy Access Practitioner Network formed by the United Nations Foundation as part of the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.
The ARE is the only international business association in the world focusing on the promotion and the development of off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural electrification in developing countries. It serves as an platform for sharing knowledge and best-practices and is a privileged partner of stakeholders in the energy field who want to engage the private sector.
GOGLA is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association that was conceived out of a joint World Bank/IFC Lighting Africa and private sector effort to accelerate market development for energy access. Its aim is to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets.
Microenergy International is one of the world’s leading consulting firms in the field of linking energy supply and microfinance. As a team of international experts and practitioners in the sector, MEI currently works with public and private stakeholders, such as energy providers, financial and academic institutions in order to develop strategies to enable sustainable energy access for people living in poverty.
RESET provides information about innovative approaches to sustainable development and supports projects that promote positive change through new technologies.
KAKUTE Limited (Kampuni ya Kusambaza Teknolojia) is a Tanzanian-based company which was established and registered in 1995 with a social justice agenda to reduce poverty through technology transfer and real business opportunities. For the past seventeen years, KAKUTE has developed and managed various projects as well as manufactured technologies for marketing and sales to different beneficiaries in Tanzania and abroad.