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. 

 

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.

 

Focus of the Request for Proposal
 
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
 
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.
 
Source: PFAN
 

Illustration Photo: Solar cookers designed by the barefoot engineers of Barefoot College, Tilonia, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Made from old bicycle parts among other things. (credits: Knut-Erik Helle / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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