The North South Initiative e.V. (NSI)

Our Mission

NSI is a German non-profit organisation since 2000 supporting renewable energies in the sub-Saharan world. Read more on our mission.

Arved von Breitenstein Fund

A central part of our effort to support renewable energies is directed through the Arved-von-Breitenstein Fund offering scholarships to interested and gifted students in the field of renewable energies.

Members of the Board

The work in Germany is coordinated by currently five board members working voluntarily for NSI.

Membership and Donation

NSI consists of more than 40 supporting members, who meet on an annual basis in order to guide and back up the work from the NSI board. Interested people are invited to also become a member of NSI or support our activities via a donation.


NSI is working closely together with valuable partners.


The last general assembly took place the 21st October 2017 in Neuendettelsau

First version of our Vocational Teacher Training Sector is available on our website. We are kindly asking for feedback

URBIS foundation funds study and work of NSI about RE Teacher Training Programm here

URBIS foundation funds projects at Mafinga Lutheran Vocational Training Center, find more here

VETA Curriculum for renewable energies approved, find more here

Successful cooperation with Berufsbildung Tansania e.V., find more here