Early-stage grant financing for projects in active development through competitive, open calls for proposals. There have been 16 calls since 2010.
Applicants for funding must meet the eligibility criteria defined in the Application Guidelines for that particular call. All proposed projects should be aligned with national development planning, including the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), of the country of operations. Applications should also be aligned with EEP Africa’s cross-cutting objectives: climate change, poverty reduction, development effectiveness, inclusive development, gender equality and human rights.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Companies (including start-ups), Non-profit Organisations, Social Enterprises
TECHNOLOGIES: Biofuels Liquid, Biogas, Cookstoves, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Hydropower, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Solid Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Wind Power, other RE/EE technology or combination of technologies
PROJECT TYPES: Feasibility Studies or Pilot, Demonstration, Replication, or Scale-up Projects
Impact investing window providing flexible, follow-on debt financing to successful EEP Africa grantees. This window is in its pilot phase, with the first loan contracted in 2020.