National Renewable Energy Marketing Campaign

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National Renewable Energy Marketing Campaign

ELAN RDC along with local and international partners recently launched a national renewable energy marketing campaign to educate the Congolese public on the many benefits of solar products, including significant savings benefits (~$8 month/household). 

The six-month national campaign will make use of radio, television, billboards, banners and a roadshow. Through March, the campaign’s first phase will focus on general awareness. The second phase, running into June, will focus more on the commercial aspect and will feature a roadshow targeting 12 major cities and towns: Kinshasa, Mbanza Ngungu, Mbadanka, Gemena, Lubumbashi, Kolwezi, Likasi, Kisangani, Butembo, Goma, Kivu and Uvira. 

The campaign is supported by local and international solar companies, including many current ELAN partners: Altech, Bboxx, d.light, Devsolaire, Ecomwinda, Kit4Africa, Proton, SunKing and Total. Please enjoy the TV ad currently running in DRC.

Opt for the new energy and let’s keep living! Optons pour les nouvelles energies et continuons à vivre!

Découvrez notre nouveau spot TV sur les lampes solaires. Changez vos habitudes de vie tout en faisant des économies. Finies les bougies, les lampes à pétroles, les lampes à piles. Profitons tous du soleil !!! La vie n'est qu'énergie et quoi qu'il arrive continuons à vivre !

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BURN Improved Cook Stoves to enter DRC Market, Altech to lead DRC distribution

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BURN Improved Cook Stoves to enter DRC Market, Altech to lead DRC distribution

In October, 2017 ELAN RDC signed a partnership agreement with BURN Manufacturing. BURN Manufacturing is a Nairobi-based social enterprise specializing in the production and sales of energy-efficient cook stoves. BURN is the only industrial manufacturer of advanced cook stoves in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Altech, using a hub-and-spoke model, is the leading distributor of renewable energy products in the DRC. Altech is a proud partner of ELAN RDC and will be the first to offer the highly efficient stoves on the Congolese market.

BURN stoves require half the charcoal and cooking time of the traditional stove, leading to household savings of nearly $300 during a two-year period.

Checkout more on the companies on their respective websites.

burnstoves.com

burnstoves.com

altech-rdc.com

altech-rdc.com

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Seedstars Kinshasa start-up winners

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Seedstars Kinshasa start-up winners

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Seedstars Kinshasa event to watch some of the country's most exciting start-ups pitch their businesses. We look forward to watching all these businesses continue to grow and mature.

Enjoy some photos from the event and check out videos from the entrepreneurs on our Facebook page

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Seedstars World start-up competition in Kinshasa

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Seedstars World start-up competition in Kinshasa

The biggest seed stage startup competition for emerging markets is coming for the first time to the DR Congo to scout for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs and accelerate them on their path to global success.

The event, which opens at 16H00 on November 10, 2017 at the Béatrice Hotel, will showcase some of the best start-up businesses the country has to offer. 

Check out these short introductions to the businesses that will be competing for potential investments.

Also, take a look at some short videos on our YouTube page of what the entrepreneurs have to say themselves.

For more on the Seedstars World competition in Kinshasa, please take a look at our Facebook page.

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Making headway on tax on the Congo River

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Making headway on tax on the Congo River

The Kinshasa provincial government has signed a decree to create a one-stop shop at the port where boat operators can go to pay the legal taxes on the river. This momentous change in the sector has come following several exchanges and dialogue between the provincial government with the alliance of boat operators that is supported by ÉLAN RDC.

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