Call for Proposals for Climate & Clean Energy Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
PFAN has launched a call for proposals for climate and clean energy projects and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Selected projects will receive no-cost coaching by professional consultants and, once they are investment-ready, benefit from PFAN’s Investment Facilitation services. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or scale-up clean energy or other climate change-related projects and seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply. This is an open-ended call for proposals without a deadline.
The coaching support provided through the PFAN Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia will help entrepreneurs develop and refine a financially viable and socially and environmentally sustainable business plan, to be employed in subsequent investor outreach. After completing the coaching phase, the projects will receive assistance in terms of financial mobilisation, deal making facilitation and other follow-up support.
Selected projects will be assigned a coach according to their needs and requirements. They will receive the following PFAN services:
- One-on-one coaching up to an agreed time / monetary value as negotiated between the PFAN management team and the nominated coaches;
- Coaching will be provided by industry experts, consultants, advisors, as well as other members of the PFAN Network. The nominated coaches have extensive experience in providing advisory services to clean energy businesses across the globe;
- Coaching input will be provided by e-mail and telephone exchange between the parties.
- This call for proposals is open to projects to be implemented in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia;
- Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or scale-up clean energy or other climate change-related projects and seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply;
- The project/business must promote or use clean energy and/or climate resilience technologies, products or services, including, but not limited to the following technology areas:
- Biomass Distributed & Off-grid Generation
- Biogas Energy Storage & Conservation
- Bio-fuels Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction
- Solar Waste to Energy
- Wind Emissions Reduction
- Hydropower Clean Transport
- Tidal / Ocean Climate Change Adaptation
- Energy Products from Forestry Agriculture and agribusinesses
- Rural Electrification & Energy Access Productive use of Clean Energy
- Ecosystem Services Tourism
- Urban & Peri-Urban Development Water & Sanitation
List of Eligible Projects Location
- Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Côte D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam
- Central Asia & Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine
All submissions are to be made online through PFAN’s Climate-Invest Management system. Applications submitted via email cannot be considered. In order to be considered, applicants must complete the following 3 steps:
- Registration through the online PFAN Climate-Invest Management System
- Completion of the online Application Form in the PFAN Climate-Invest Management System
- Submission of a Project Proposal and supporting documents through the online PFAN Climate-Invest Management System.
Please note the project proposal document to be uploaded should be in MS Word format, and should not exceed 20 pages including the cover page, contents, charts, and tables. Shorter documents are preferable to longer ones. Page setup, spacing, font size and type face are at your discretion but the document should be reader friendly.
A maximum of 3 annexes may be used to provide additional information (e.g. the cash flow model in MS Excel format) provided that these do not exceed a further 10 pages of written information or the combined data volume limit. The total data volume of all files submitted to PFAN should not exceed 20 MB. PFAN reserves the right to not evaluate any proposals which exceed the data limit or the page limit.
For more information, visit Climate & Clean Energy Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.