Urbis Foundation
Welcome

As a charitable foundation, we are dedicated to promoting the use of renewable energies and protecting our climate and environment. Through our work we wish to sensitise for a more sustainable use of our resources and to offer more 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.

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Our achievements

930

Students educated
in our
vocational school

42

Solar plants installed

168

Farm students educated

167

Solar-Interns supported

17

Medical wards
supplied annualy with
medical equipment

58

Nursery schools supplied with toys

18

Seamstreses trained

110

Pupils supported

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Partner country Togo

We are active in a variety of sectors in our partner country Togo.

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Project funding

As a foundation we allocate grants to support sustainable projects.

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Info Soleil

We regularly publish our Togolese newsletter “Info Soleil”. Subscribe here to receive our Info Soleil.

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Solar Curriculum
Solar Curriculum

In Togo, we developed a state-certified Solar Curriculum.

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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.

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The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

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.

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The children with their new birth certificates

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.

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The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

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.

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The boutique of Madame Mouraféra Sallassis

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.

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The sheep farm of Rialou Djafarou and Seveya Ourogneni

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.

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The cultivation of field crops by Mamadou Ouro-Tou

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.

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News

We regularly report about news from our projects and partners.

A SEA at work Copyright: ACSET Uganda

Over 1500 solar systems serviced in Uganda

Together with our partner ACSET Uganda we have successfully completed the ProREU project (Promotion of Renewable Energy Use in Uganda). An overview of the project can be found here.

The 50 Solar Extension Agents (SEAs) have been installing solar systems in their communities since the end of their training and have already serviced more than 1500 PV solar systems in the last 6 months.

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Girls from Preiswerk Girls Secondary School with school director Rev. Erica Ludela are celebrating the solar-powered water pump. Copyright: TAREA

Solar-powered water pump for girls' school in Tanzania

With support from the URBIS FOUNDATION, our project partner Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) in Tanzania installed a solar-powered water pump at the Preiswerk Girls Secondary School in Ifakara. This replaced the emission-heavy diesel generator and the old severely stressed pump.

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Claude Amouzou, Executive Director of TOGO-ENERGY

Our solar technicians in Togo introduce themselves

With our goal to promote the use of renewable energy, we operate 20 photovoltaic and solar thermal systems throughout Togo, mostly on rural health clinics. These not only need to be professionally installed, but also maintained twice a year so that they can produce electricity and hot water sustainably and in the long term to ensure clean and safe health care. Here we would like to give the floor to three of our long-time solar technicians.

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