As a charitable foundation, we are dedicated to promoting the use of renewable energies and protecting our climate and environment. For 20 years now, we have been sensitising for a more sustainable use of our resources and offering people a perspective for a brighter future.
Regionally, we focus our activities on Sub-Saharan Africa. A special emphasis lies on our partner country Togo, where we have been implementing projects since 2002. Additionally, we offer funding support to initiatives in Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda, which advocate the use and implementation of renewable energies. Here you can download our anniversary brochure, which presents highlights of our multifaceted work over the last 20 years (in German).
Solar plants installed
Farm students educated
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Nursery schools supplied with toys
We are active in a variety of sectors in our partner country Togo.read more
As a foundation we allocate grants to support sustainable projects.read more
We regularly publish our Togolese newsletter “Info Soleil”. Subscribe here to receive our Info Soleil.read more
In Togo, we developed a state-certified Solar Curriculum.read more
Sucess Stories From URBIS solar training to permanent employment
In March 2021, Tchala Ekéma took part in an intensive one-week solar training course on the installation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar systems organised by URBIS FOUNDATION Togo (UFT) in Lomé. Following the training, she was funded by UFT for a three-month internship at KYA-Energy Group, where she got a permanent job after graduating with a degree in civil and electrical engineering.more
Sucess Stories The solar boutiques of Mohamadou Yacoubou
In 2013, Mohamadou Yacoubou completed the solar energy course at the Lycee Technique in Sokodé, which is financed by URBIS.more
Sucess Stories Project "Birth certificate for all"
In Togo, many children do not yet have a birth certificate - we support them to receive one retroactively.more
Sucess Stories The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde
Thanks to a microcredit granted by URBIS, Madame Aridja Tchakonde was able to establish a café, which she runs today with five employees.more
Sucess Stories The boutique of Madame Mouraféra Sallassis
With a microcredit granted by URBIS, Madame Mouraféra Sallassis was able to open a boutique, which she runs with her daughters.more
Sucess Stories The sheep farm of Rialou Djafarou and Seveya Ourogneni
The two men were students on our sustainable farm in Sokodé in 2013/2014. They received a comprehensive training on sustainable farming, management and business administration.more
Sucess Stories The cultivation of field crops by Mamadou Ouro-Tou
In 2016, Mamadou Ouro-Tou finished his vocational training at our sustainable farm in Sokodé.more
We regularly report about news from our projects and partners.
Trip to our team in Togo
Last month, our project coordinators Cornelia Dix and Katharina Immel traveled to our subsidiary foundation URBIS FOUNDATION Togo (UFT). During their two weeks on site, they first visited our headquarters in Lomé, Togo's capital.more
New project to strengthen the photovoltaic sector in Central Togo
This year, URBIS FOUNDATION started a new project in Sokodé, Togo. Over the next five years, URBIS will support solar electricians on their way to self-employment as solar electricians. In addition, we will jointly build a solar training centre with a PV demonstration system and construct PV systems for local NGOS and health sector facilities far from the electricity grid.more
Start of the Funding Projects 2023
In 2023, the URBIS FOUNDATION will once again support exciting projects related to solar energy. From this year on, the special feature is that we will only support projects with a three-year duration. This way, we can support the solar installations more sustainably and in a longer term together with our partners.more