About EEP Africa

The Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa) is a clean energy financing facility hosted and managed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) with funding from Austria, Finland, NDF and Switzerland. It is guided by a vision for a climate-resilient, zero-carbon future with the aim of contributing to the achievement of the Paris Agreement on climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


EEP Africa provides early-stage grant and catalytic financing to innovative clean energy projects, technologies and business models in 15 countries across Southern and East Africa. Project financing is supplemented by technical support, investment facilitation and knowledge sharing.

Core Activities

EEP Innovation provides early-stage grant financing through competitive calls for proposals. EEP Catalyst is piloting follow-on debt financing to help close financing gaps and crowd in new investors.

EEP Africa improves the investment readiness of projects and companies through targeted business support services and by facilitating linkages with the global investor community.

EEP Africa leverages the applied learning happening inside its diverse portfolio to develop a wide range of knowledge products, events and partnerships that advance best practices in the clean energy sector.

Where We Work











South Africa





Funding Partners

Host Institution

NDF is a multilateral development finance institution established by the governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and focusing exclusively on climate change and development, primarily in low-income countries. NDF is both Fund Manager and funding partner and led the relaunch EEP Africa as a multi-donor trust fund in 2018.

Funding Partner

ADA is the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation and has supported EEP Africa since 2010.

Funding Partner

The MFA administers Finland’s ODA budget and led EEP Africa from 2010-2017.

Funding Partner

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). SDC began supporting EEP Africa in 2021.


EEP Africa is proud to collaborate with a wide range of other organizations to enhance synergies and strengthen impact. The following organizations have all partnered with EEP Africa in recent years, such as co-sponsoring an event or peer reviewing a publication.

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EEP Africa Team

The EEP Africa Team is headed by a fund management unit at NDF in Helsinki, Finland, and operates out of regional hubs in Nairobi, Kenya, Pretoria, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe. The team is comprised of a diverse group of staff and consultants with multi-sectoral profiles and extensive regional expertise in energy access, clean energy financing, energy policy and partnerships, portfolio management, and monitoring and evaluation.