Through our philanthropic arm the Green Village Electricity Foundation, we are partnering with corporate bodies, international non profit organizations, multinationals and government agencies to provide affordable but reliable off-grid solar/ wind hybrid electricity systems to remote settlements that are not connected the nation’s electricity grid.
In addition to enhanced energy access portfolio which is our core interest area, we also embark on other philanthropic activities under the following portfolios:
ICT/ Technology Advancement Portfolio
To foster operational sustainability in her activities, the GVE Foundation extols the plans and strategies below:
A Plan to:
*Design a reliable electricity supply for a rural community based green energy sources
*Enlighten and empower the rural dwellers on the utilization of the technology and facilities.
A Plan based on: *Entrepreneurial Investment in Communities and Individuals
*Open Source Technologies collaboration and training
*Unique Partnerships of Professional Societies, NGO’s, Business, Government & Foundations
*Long-term rural business development, reinvestment in communities and people
The project team is currently raising funds to complete these pilot (II) phase of the project. The GVE Foundation is advocating support and sponsorship from private/ governmental organizations, multinationals, other corporate bodies and NGOs who will finance the project. Already, the budgetary requirement for 1st Pilot phase of the project has been fulfilled.
This was actualized by grant donations from the IEEE Foundation ($44521.00), UNDP/ BOI ($30,000.00) and the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Community Solutions Initiative ($16,666.00). It is also worthy of note that the Pilot I project has attracted non-cash support from the following ; IEEE PES-CSI (long term business development and technical support) and the RSSDA, Nigeria (Logistics and enabling environment facilitation). The pilot I project has commenced in a remote settlement in Rivers State, Nigeria.