ecoligo wins the German Entrepreneurship for Development Prize

ecoligo wins the German Entrepreneurship for Development Prize

Berlin and Accra, 13th February 2019: German solar company ecoligo has been awarded the German Entrepreneurship for Development Prize for 2019 in the category of “Innovation for Development” for its commitment to promoting sustainable growth in emerging markets. The prize was awarded on Tuesday at the German-African Business Summit held in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, where ecoligo’s West Africa office is based. The Berliner start-up was awarded 25,000 EUR to support its business activities in emerging markets. ecoligo provides a fully financed solar-as-a-service solution for businesses in emerging markets, removing the technical and financial barriers that prevent them from accessing…

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Interview with Dr. Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre

Interview with Dr. Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre

We caught up with Dr. Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre in Ghana, to find out more about the hospital and the new solar system that will power it. A 195 kWp solar project for the medical centre is currently being financed on the ecoligo.investments crowdinvesting platform. Can you tell us a little about the history of Nyaho? What about Nyaho makes you proud? What problems does the hospital currently face with energy? How does powering Nyaho with solar energy relate to the centre’s core values? More details of the project can be found on the project page.

The air miles debate: are Kenyan flowers actually more sustainable?

The air miles debate: are Kenyan flowers actually more sustainable?

Kenya is the biggest exporter of roses to Europe, transporting almost 160,000 tonnes of cut flowers in 2017. The country’s climate is perfect for growing flowers, its proximity to the equator providing daily sunshine and mild temperatures year-round. But an increasing awareness of the virtues of buying locally is sparking a debate around importing such goods: isn’t it better to grow them at home? Intuitively, this might make sense, but a dive into the figures shows what’s really more sustainable when it comes to flower farming. Kenyan roses are by far the greener option Food, flowers and other agricultural products…

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