How we work

We’re working with developing countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia to accelerate an equitable energy transition for people and planet

Our Vision

We are a collective movement working to unlock green energy access in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean to secure an inclusive and resilient future for all.

We are addressing some of the defining challenges of our time—ending energy poverty and tackling the climate crisis—through a just transition to renewable energy.

Green energy deployment has the power to benefit the 750 million people who lack any access to energy, the 1.6 billion people who lack access that is reliable and affordable, and the further 1.25 billion people who do not consume enough electricity to make a meaningful difference to their economic prospects.

Our Targets


Giga tons of future carbon emissions reduced


Billion people with clean energy access


Million new jobs and sustainable livelihoods

The Challenge

Green Energy

GEAPP targets green energy access and a just transition to combat climate change. We focus on scaling green energy solutions to improve the lives of people and communities in developing and emerging economies.

Global Temperatures

A 2-3°C global temperature rise threatens emerging economies, affecting health, education, jobs, and gender equality. If developed economies achieve net zero, but developing ones rely on fossil fuels, 75% of emissions by 2050 will cause a 2.5°C temperature increase.

Renewables are the cheapest energy source in history, yet their share in Africa and Asia is under 10%. If clean energy was deployed more equitably across the poor and underserved communities most in need it could benefit 675 million people lacking energy access, 1.6 billion with unreliable and costly access, and an additional 1.25 billion with insufficient electricity for economic progress.

Combat Energy Poverty

Efforts to combat energy poverty have been fragmented, hindered by systemic barriers and short-term policies. Transitioning to renewable energy is urgent, but unequal access to tools exacerbates energy inequality. GEAPP, launched in 2021 at COP26, addresses these challenges.

GEAPP aims to expand affordable, reliable green energy access and ensure a just transition to transform lives of people in vulnerable communities and combat climate change. We focus on scaling green energy solutions in developing and emerging economies.

Our three change levers

Government enablement

We invest in upstream, public capacity building to create the enabling environment, to develop capacity and help create policies conducive for green energy interventions that will support universal clean energy access and reduce carbon emissions.

Catalytic finance

We deploy a wide range of blended finance and flexible capital solutions to address market barriers and to unlock projects and mobilize funds to attract additional capital in order to close the green energy investment gap in developing countries for projects that would expand access to affordable, reliable clean electricity or promote clean energy adoption. This requires new approaches to financing.

Creating jobs and improving livelihoods

Green energy powers jobs. GEAPP  works to provide access to affordable, reliable clean energy across underserved communities, helping to build sustainable industries, create new jobs, and improve livelihoods for vulnerable populations.

We work with low-middle-income countries worldwide to speed up a fair energy transition for the benefit of people and the planet. GEAPP partners with governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

We provide focused support to eight foundation countries— Brazil, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Vietnam chosen for their potential impact on the most vulnerable communities. Additionally, we concentrate on replicable solutions in 13 more countries, reaching a total of 80+ developing and emerging economies through our extensive Alliance.

Our Solutions

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

Deploying Battery Energy Storage Systems to strengthen grids and enable them to rapidly adopt high levels of least-cost, variable renewable energy

Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE)

Accelerating the uptake of distributed renewable energy, to provide fast, clean, cheap power where it is needed most

Just Energy Transition

Ensuring the energy transition is just, equitable and inclusive by focusing positive impacts on women, youth and marginalised communities

Pilot Programmes

Design, test and later scale, transformative approaches including utility scale renewables, fossil fuel decommissioning, transmission and distribution, productive use of energy, green industrialization, and e-mobility
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems shape our work

Best-in-class monitoring, robust evaluation, and learning sits at the heart of GEAPP’s approach and governs the way we make decisions.

We hold ourselves accountable to concrete outcomes and hypotheses and build learning into the system for ourselves and our partners, convening discussions, disseminating project learnings and best practice. Working in this context demands a robust approach to risk management and a clear-sighted openness to learning, not only when things work, but with inevitable missteps along the way. This willingness to challenge is built into our mindset; it ensures our approach is informed by tangible results and realities.


Our Impact