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PREO aims to stimulate renewable energy demand in rural Africa to boost long-term jobs and reduce poverty through economic growth and empowerment of women. The PREO programme, funded by IKEA Foundation and UK aid via the Transforming Energy Access programme, supports productive use of energy projects and collaborative partnerships that are designed to meet the specific needs of local communities, with the overall objective of creating 3,500 jobs, empowering 1,000 women and benefiting more than 11,000 rural households. 

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Newsletter Archive

Winter 2022 Newsletter

4R Digital to receive PREO funding to launch affordable solar water pumps and irrigation kits in Kenya…

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

PREO’s blended finance strategy sets tone for private capital investment for early-stage companies in Africa…

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Summer 2022 Newsletter

Zembo launches the first African intercity e-corridor for e-motorcycles along the Kampala-Masaka highway in Uganda…

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Autumn 2022 Newsletter

New reports size the value and market opportunity for productive use of energy in rural sub-Saharan Africa…

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Summer 2021 Newsletter

Latest PREO funding to boost incomes for mini-grid operators and farmers in Ugandan communities…

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Grants Announcement

Growing rural sub-Saharan economies through accelerating clean energy uptake…

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