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EEP Africa
Beyond the Grid Fund for 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, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, NDF and Switzerland. EEP Africa provides risk tolerant early-stage grant financing for locally driven innovative clean energy projects and businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa. The grantees aim to provide solutions for diverse purposes, such as e-mobility, clean cooking, irrigation, agricultural processing and storage, household energy and large-scale power production. Since 2010, EEP Africa has committed more than EUR 60 million to over 270 pioneering projects, creating over 11,600 jobs, improving energy access for more than 5 million people, and avoiding 1.8 million tonnes of CO2e. EEP Africa is headed by a fund management unit at Nordic Development Fund (NDF). Thematic expertise and regional presence is provided by the implementation support partners, SNV and Open Capital, who work in close collaboration with NDF across all EEP Africa activities.


Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and impact investor. We build a sustainable future and generate lasting impact by investing in businesses that solve global development challenges. We invest 200–250 million euros in 20–30 companies in developing countries each year. Our focus sectors include renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions, and digital infrastructure and solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments, commitments, and investment decisions total about 1.22 billion euros, half of them in Africa. The company has 100 employees based in Helsinki and Nairobi. For more information, please visit https://www.finnfund.fi/en


Finnpartnership is a Business Partnership Programme under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), managed by Finnfund. Finnpartnership aims to produce development impact by creating private sector partnerships between companies in Finland and in developing countries. Finnpartnership provides seed project financing, business matchmaking, and training & advisory services.