Gender Inclusivity: a priority for Ghanaian company PEG


PEG is a young company headquartered in Ghana which aims to bring off-grid solar energy access to rural and peri-urban communities in West Africa by providing pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar home systems to rural and remote customers.

With the support of Power Africa, PEG is implementing gender-inclusive business practices in the off-grid energy sector in West Africa, which are detailed in a recent article published by Medium.


Article of Pharmivoire Nouvelle (Côte d’Ivoire) : Local production of medicine and accessibility challenges


The latest edition of the quarterly magazine « Private Sector and Development » focuses on the issue of African medicine. As recalled by Philippe Abecassis and Nathalie Coutinet in the introduction, access to proper medicine is a major challenge for African countries. The African Continent only accounts for 3% of global output while 95% of the medicines consumed in Africa are imported. In some African countries, counterfeit products represent half of all drugs on the market.


PEG Africa completes US$13.5 million fundraise


PEG Africa, the leading off-grid solar company in West Africa, is pleased to announce it has successfully raised US$13.5 million through a combination of debt and a Series B equity financing. The proceeds will be used to accelerate growth in Ghana and Ivory Coast, where PEG is already a sector leader, to reach 500,000 people.

I&P works with PEG since 2015 and helps the company to structure and develop its activities in Ghana and in the sub-region.


EVPA success stories: NEST in Senegal


The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) launched a new website featuring a set of innovative projects supported by foundations and impact funds. The Senegalese company NEST counts among the ‘’success stories’’ selected by EVPA.

The stories showcase how these companies respond to social and environmental challenges and how those supporting them (foundations and impact funds) have supported these projects in achieving and scaling their social impact.


New impact study on I&P’s portfolio: ITGStore in Cameroon


Each year I&P conducts an in-depth impact study on one of its portfolio companies. This year’s study focuses on ITGStore, an ITC company based in Cameroon. It was conducted by I&P and FERDI (the Foundation for International Development Study and Research).



Nate Heller (PEG) participates to TedxPortBouet


Nate Heller is the co-founder and director of PEG, a company specialized in the distribution of solar kits in West Africa. He participates on October 10 to the TedxPortBouet conference, gathering 14 speakers with a wide range of profiles (entrepreneurs, artists, journalists, athletes...)



Interview of Mamadou Sanankoua, Director of Conergies


Mamadou Sanankoua manages Conergies since 2011, after several years spent in Europe and in Canada for his studies and work. Returning to Côte d'Ivoire, he takes over the family business and actively participates to the development of the company, in partnership with I&P which partners with Conergies in 2012.