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By providing sustainable solutions we improve access to energy for households, businesses and institutions. Access to electricity improves people’s quality of life, helps with the provision of better public services and fosters entrepreneurship.

What we do

Renewable energy & energy efficiency

In our energy programmes as well as in our health, agriculture, water and other programmes, we promote the production of energy from renewable sources, such as solar, hydropower, wind and biomass sources.
In addition, we aim for the efficient use of energy in buildings, equipment and transportation, in view of achieving sustainable development and fighting climate change.

Strengthening local actors

We assist ministries, public operators and energy sector regulators in their roles and duties in view of improving service delivery to citizens and businesses. We also work at legal and regulatory frameworks primarily in view of optimising private sector participation.

Involvement of the private sector

Involving the private sector in the production and distribution of energy is key to improving access to energy. That is why we support the creation of public-private partnerships in view of making most of the complementarity between the public and the private sector. With its often good record for operating and maintaining infrastructure more efficiently, the private sector can also mobilise capital when public investments fall short. In addition, the private sector often has stronger expertise in designing, building and managing infrastructure.

Access to energy

We implement programmes that improve access to energy by extending the power grid and installing small rural networks. Access to energy is after all a preliminary condition for development and contributes to improving health, education, agriculture, governance, communication, and other services to citizens. Local businesses are also beneficiaries of our programmes: By accessing power enterprises can use machines and boost the production and quality of their products.

News & Events


15 December 2022

Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event

On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture

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22 November 2022

Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda

This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.

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22 November 2022

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study

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23 November 2022

Interview with Adélaïde Kourouma on Urban Entrepreneurship in Guinea

Fostering the growth of emerging Guinean businesses. Read the interview.

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24 August 2022

Social Health Protection – A path to fight against inequalities

Every country in the world faces the challenge of protecting its population. But how to set up social protection? Where to start? Enabel provides a roadmap based on our expertise.

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22 November 2022

Brochure: Belgium – Mozambique cooperation programme 2023-2028

The Belgian cooperation has been active in Mozambique for 20 years. Enabel focuses on improving the living conditions of people through close collaboration with the Mozambican public institutions, private sector, civil society and communities. Read the brochure for more information.

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