The Energy Access and Development Program (EADP) a is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that links international development to engineering, scientific research, networking, consulting, and advisory. As such, EADP is an interdisciplinary think tank that engages in the academic and political discourse but also a member of the international civil society that acts on the field and implements sustainable development projects.
Headquartered in the German capital, smart city Berlin, the organisation builds a permanent bridge between Europe and the wider Middle East, especially Yemen. Its members reflect diversity in ethnicity and profession , have an international background, and are mostly from the region. Our team of experts ranges from economists to engineers and includes policy analysts as well as community specialists. This heterogeneity allows EADP to engage in and push the boundaries between fields, countries, and institutions.
EADP's mission is to support and shape sustainable development in the wider Middle East. We assist communities, organisations, and institutions in infrastructure issues, especially energy and water. Our work is independent, interdisciplinary, and focuses on innovative ideas.
Our activities include: • Interdisciplinary, applied research & analyses • Consultancy & advisory • Teaching & training • Integrated design and implementation of technical assitance • Production and dissemination of information material • Assistance and quality assurance in international development • Awareness-raising & advocating sustainable development • Networking & dialogue facilitation
We understand sustainable development as a holistic process. Change is required in all dimensions and includes technology, economics, policy, society, and culture. Therefore, EADP’s engagement is by no means limited to certain sectors, but it aims at multiple levels and various complimentary angles.
Our technical assistance is based on a participatory approach, where bottom-up is not only a buzzword but an integral concept. This ensures that projects meet local needs, but it also promotes social development and civic responsibility for society and infrastructure. Corresponding to this, EADP supports sustainable, self-financing, and comprehensive solutions. Equally, we stand for inclusive approaches as impactful projects and stable (civil) societies require collaboration and cooperation between all relevant stakeholders. Therefore, we bridge between local population and authorities, national governments, private companies, international organisations, and academia.
Innovation at EADP is not only a matter of the unique combination between engineering non-profit and think tank, but also when it comes to methods. Our members are proficient in cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methods, including mathematical programming, machine-learning, and multi-criteria assessment, ensuring highest standards in design and analysis.
Initially founded in 2015 as Energy and Development Project – part of Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) –, EADP was rebranded with its current name in late 2016. Since 2018, EADP belongs to the list of charitable organisations recognised by the Federal Republic of Germany.