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Through the Energising Development (EnDev) programme in Kenya, SNV aims to accelerate access to appropriate, reliable and affordable energy services for households, businesses and social institutions, by establishing and strengthening supply and distribution of quality off-grid solar powered systems and clean cooking solutions. SNV is implementing the project in coordination with GIZ and other implementing partners.

The current phase of the project began in October 2019 and includes the following components:

Component 1: Improving the Enabling Business Environment

Under this component, the project is driving sector coordination, advocacy/policy advisory, including the development of standards for solar for productive use and support to enhance the enforcement of existing policies and regulations. This is achieved through collaboration with private sector-led industry associations, relevant government ministries and institutions, and through the facilitation of stakeholder engagement.

Through the same channels, the project also supports awareness-raising and education on existing policies and standards to enhance enforcement and implementation by the respective stakeholders. This includes support to undertake a market study to inform the policy-makers and potential investors. For more information about this, a report on the PUE market status in Kenya was published in December 2021, accompanied by the respective policy and investor briefs. See the full report here

Component 2: Promotion of Cookstoves and Solar Powered Systems in Vulnerable Settings

As part of EnDev’s ‘leave no one behind’ approach, the project is facilitating access to modern energy services for vulnerable households. Through the energy initiative titled “Market-Based Energy Access (MBEA) II”, the project facilitates access to clean cooking and solar-powered solutions in the Kakuma refugee camp and its host community. For more information about this project, visit the MBEA II webpage.



Key facts



Achieve 100% universal access to modern energy services by 2030


Promote an enhanced business environment including support to develop standards for solar for productive use


Focus on market development for the distributors of industrially made stoves

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