Power for the Future: Energy Solutions made in Germany in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East
The Project Development Programme (PDP) supports the promotion of sustainable energy solutions as a feasible alternative to conventional power generation in developing and emerging countries.
The PDP builds on existing development aid measures and facilitates business partnerships as well as the exchange of experience and expertise between local and German companies. Thus, the PDP forms a vital basis for sustainable market development. Currently, the PDP is implemented in selected countries across South and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
The PDP is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in close collaboration with the German Chambers of Commerce (AHKs).
Abundant resources and a widening gap between energy demand and supply make Sub-Sahara Africa, South and Southeast Asia as well as the Middle East to regions of rich potential for renewable energy systems, energy efficiency solutions as well as grid and storage technologies.
Germany is a pioneer of climate-friendly energy solutions increasingly incorporating renewables and energy efficiency incentives into the country’s energy mix. This vast experience has made German products and know-how one-of-a-kind in the sustainable energy solutions sector. This includes customized technology, comprehensive system solutions and innovative business models.
The PDP matches demand in the aforementioned regions with German energy solutions. This creates a triple win effect for local markets, local and German businesses as well as end-consumers.
The PDP provides …
Market development: policy advisory services to foster a positive environment for private-sector involvement and investments in the regions
Knowledge transfer: knowledge sharing and strengthening of business partnerships through capacity building measures involving local and German key players
Business partnerships: sector specific networks and market intelligence for optimized matchmaking
Support with the realization of reference projects and joint ventures: advisory services covering project development, marketing and training activities
Support for all project development phases: pre-feasibility assessments, technical expert input as well as marketing and training activities based on the regional and technical expertise of the GIZ
Supporting services and Information on German Energy Solutions
Knowledge transfer and capacity building measures: technical, business and management training courses (Training Weeks) for local companies and business associations
Workshops in PDP countries: local companies benefit from German suppliers’ and service providers’ know-how and experience up to the formulation of practical solutions
Sustainable business partnerships
AHK Trade Missions for German companies to PDP countries: offer excellent opportunities to explore ways of cooperation for local companies, high-ranking decision-makers and German companies - organized by the GIZ and / or German bilateral Chambers of Commerce (AHK)
Business and delegation visits to Germany: a great way to experience cutting-edge renewable energy systems, energy efficiency solutions, grid and storage technologies and its application first hand
Trade Fairs: opportunity to meet German companies and energy experts sharing their knowledge at our information booth for “Energy Solutions – made in Germany”
Capacity Building within the Project Development Programme