Promoting the EEP in the Botswana Renewable Energy Conference 11-12 August 2014

Promoting the EEP in the Botswana Renewable Energy Conference 11-12 August 2014

 The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) promoted the Programme and its granting possibilities for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Botswana Renewable Energy Conference that was held on the 11th and 12th of August in Gaborone, GICC. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources and it attracted around 250 conference presenters and participants, including the Honourable Minister O. K. Mokaila.

The first day of the conference offered the participants an opportunity to learn about policies related to renewable energy and benchmark from renewable energy success stories. The EEP presentation took place in the end of the day one.  The second day offered government departments and the private sector an opportunity to acquire knowledge and information from global financing institutions and renewable energy experts.

We hope the EEP presentation encouraged the participants to come up with project ideas that contribute to the poverty reduction while mitigating global climate change. These projects would tackle the EEP Programme objectives through an inclusive and job-creating green economy, improved access to energy and energy security in the Southern and East Africa regions. In addition, the immediate objective of the Programme is to achieve greater access to sustainable energy services through the fast tracking of RE/EE project demonstration and deployment, including through technological learning and private sector investment.

Please contact the EEP Botswana National Coordinator for more information

Mr. Aaron Somolekae
asomolekae@gov.bw
Tel: +267-3640200

 

Announcement for the Ninth Call for Proposal (CFP9)

The EEP S&EA Programme Window 1 – Innovation 2 – will be open for concept note applications 18th August 2014. 

Deadline for submission is 23th September, 2014 at 12h00 (South African time, GMT+2).

The maximum grant allocation for a selected CFP9 project can fall in the range € 100 000 – 300 000.

EEP Africa fundig is available for projects to be implemented in one or more of the following partner countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

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Splendid interest towards 7th and 8th Call for proposals

The interest towards 7th and 8th Call for Proposals shows the established position the EEP has as a challenge fund to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

The EEP has been actively opening new call for proposals. CFP7, Innovation 1, closed on the 13th of June and attracted 126 concept note applications. The amount of grants applied for was more than 27 M€. CFP8, Market Creation 1, closed on the 16th of July, and the respective figures were 89 concept note applications and grants applied for more than 45 M€.

Although both calls have specific focuses, their aims are common. Reduction of poverty through inclusive and job-creating green economy and improved energy access and security in the Southern and East Africa regions while mitigating global climate change is the overall aim of both calls. The immediate objective is to achieve greater access to sustainable energy services through the fast tracking of RE/EE project demonstration and deployment, including through technological learning and private sector investment.

We received a large number of quality applications in both calls. As the applied amount of grants exceeds the funds available, the applications that reflect best the objectives of the EEP get a larger likelihood of getting the grant. We are currently processing the concept notes and contact each applicant individually.

We believe the EEP plays an essential role in the region in reaching these objectives – and each effort done towards these objectives comes from all the applicants. Many thanks to all the entities that have given their input and expressed their interest towards the EEP and these two calls.