A Review of Commercial Biogas Systems and Lessons for Africa

The review identified the critical barriers to commercial biogas development to be high initial capital costs, weak environmental policies, poor institutional framework, poor infrastructure and a general lack of willpower to implement renewable energy policies and set challenging targets.

Call for projects: The Digital Lab Africa - Innovative project in multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music

The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Africa-Europe Alliance to boost sustainable energy investments in Africa

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa.

Call for Applications: Al-Sumait Prize 2019 - Food Security in Africa

The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement in the Food Security on the African Continent.
Applications are closed

Rwanda and Alibaba unveil the first Electronic World Trade Platform hub in Africa

Alibaba Group and the government of Rwanda have agreed to multiple bilateral initiatives to promote the African country’s economy through increased cross-border trade, capacity building and tourism.

Call for Research Projects to improve Nutrition interventions in East Africa

ECF will award up to three grants in 2019 in one or more of the following East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Somalia.
Application Deadline in 9 days

EU's Call for Proposals: Food Systems Africa

Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
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Call for Applications: The Tech Startups Challenge for women inclusion in Africa

To promote entrepreneurial initiatives managed by women and/or men, tackling the challenges of women's inclusion and gender inequalities – whether social, economic, cultural or political – and leveraging digital innovation for their development.
Applications are closed

Contract farming and public–private partnerships in aquaculture. Lessons learned from East African countries

This report presents the lessons learned from a project in four East African countries – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda – focusing on youth and their agribusinesses.

Sustainable agricultural mechanization can redeem Africa from perpetual food insecurity

The framework presents a menu of priority elements to be considered by AUC Member States when developing their own national strategies for sustainable agricultural mechanization.

How Microgrids Can Help Sub-Saharan Africa Achieve Universal Energy Access

Worldwide, an estimated 1.1 billion people still lack access to modern electricity services—and roughly 600 million of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

African Development Bank seeks partnerships to establish Staple Crop Processing Zones across Africa

The Bank’s ongoing initiatives had the objectives of growing income for farmers, stabilizing prices for staple crops, reducing losses and stimulating multiplier effects in local economies. With its Staple Crop Processing Zones and other initiatives, the Bank is demonstrating how this can be done.

Call for Applications: Business ventures in Sub-saharan Africa - Urban community housing solution, Agriculture, Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Water and Education

Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund that invests in opportunities which simultaneously enhance the quality of life of communities in rapidly developing nations, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also delivering attractive financial returns for investors.
Application Deadline in 2 months
6 months ago

Call for Applications: The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship

The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners).
Applications are closed
6 months ago

Call for Applications: Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 for African Start-ups

Ecobank is looking for solutions that improve international trade and eCommerce processes by facilitating KYC and AML requirements. The solutions may reduce document management processes without compromising regulatory requirements, increase ease of payment, provide reduced charges and decrease reliance on FX.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Growing demand in Gum arabic means new opportunities for African producers

The transformation of gum arabic production into more income-generating activities has the potential to not only promote economic development through higher incomes, but also to secure rural livelihoods, empower vulnerable groups, including women, and promote synergies with natural resource management and climate change mitigation.
7 months ago

Proparco and FMO finance the production of green energy from Sugar residue in Uganda

Proparco has arranged a €40 million financing to SCOUL, Uganda’s third largest sugar manufacturing company, to finance a new 26MW cogeneration power plant. This new power plant will allow the company to produce green electricity at a competitive price to meet its own needs and to be sold to the national grid.
7 months ago

Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa

Renewable energy auctions have emerged as an important mechanism to drive the adoption of renewable sources for power generation. Like in other regions, auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
7 months ago

Anglophone West Africa’s brightening economic prospects

The economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter according to analysis by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website, Africa FICC. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at last moving out of recession, Ghana’s growth continues to be strong, and the region’s smaller countries are picking up as they shake off the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2013-16.
7 months ago

AfDB’s Trade Finance Operation signs US $100-million soft commodity finance facility agreement with the Export Trading Group

The African Development Bank has signed a loan agreement for a soft commodity finance facility (SCFF) with the Export Trading Group (ETC). This Facility is innovatively structured as two successive loans of US $100 million, each with a tenor of up to 2 years, thus signifying the African Development Bank’s strong commitment to the promotion of agriculture in Africa.
7 months ago

Call for applications: The Innovate for Life Fund 2018 for African Health Entrepreneurs

The Innovate for Life Fund aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to accelerate home-grown health solutions for the African market. We offer African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is combined with business coaching by an experienced fund management organization.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

The African Development Bank is leading a call to action on Africa’s agro-industrialization in the cocoa value chain

Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according to experts. There is huge opportunity for Africa, the largest producer of cocoa in the world, to rake in economic value that the global market offers.
7 months ago

Africa’s premier investment marketplace to accelerate continent’s economic transformation

The Bank is providing collaborative leadership for a new 100% transactional initiative, the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), which provides Africa’s best opportunity so far to encourage accelerated economic transformation. The African Development Bank is working with the world’s leading financial institutions to de-risk investment through the platform and make it a springboard for Africa’s economic transformation.
8 months ago

Access Power launches 2018 edition of the $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition powering Africa & Asia

ACF 2018 aims to further build on the success of the previous three years where a total of 234 projects have been considered for the prize with several winning projects now benefiting from the mix of funding and technical expertise provided by Access Power.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Call For Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges

The Call for Application has been launched across Africa for Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges and we are seeking innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Call for Expressions of Interest: Cost-sharing initiative for the set-up of Unmanned Aerial Systems services for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

CTA, in partnership with Parrot, a global leader in the professional UAV industry, has decided to support an increase in the number of UAS operators and countries covered across Africa.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Call for Applications: The 2018 African Entrepreneurship Award

This year, the African Entrepreneurship Award will fund $1 million USD to African entrepreneurs with scalable and sustainable businesses in 2 new categories: Sports and Innovation.
Applications are closed
8 months ago