Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa

 

Bringing clean, affordable, off-grid energy access to millions

What is the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa?

What is the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa?

Kick-starting markets for clean, off-grid energy in Africa

An award-winning innovative approach

Funded by the Swedish Government and based on a highly successful, award-winning first phase in Zambia, the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa is an ambitious multi-year programme that aims to kick-start markets for clean, off-grid energy in African countries. It works through a combination of an innovative results-based financing mechanism for companies, close cooperation with governments and real-time data collection and analysis.

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa is currently conducting market scoping activities in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia

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We would like to engage with…

We would like to engage with…

Are you in the renewable energy business?

If you are interested in exploring new markets or scaling up your off-grid renewable energy business in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique or Zambia, get in touch.

You can help us shape the BGFA programme and its funding rounds based on your valuable insights and knowledge of the markets. Once the funding rounds are launched, you will be able to submit a bid for funding and help us bring clean, affordable, off-grid energy access to millions.

Are you shaping energy policies in your country?

We are keen to work together with policy makers in and beyond the BGFA focus countries of Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia.

Please get in touch and help us shape the programme and its funding rounds based on your valuable insights and knowledge of the markets. If BGFA is not yet looking at your country but you think the programme would be a good fit, please also get in touch.

BGFA Countries

“BGFZ has been game-changing for us, and it has been game-changing for Zambia.”

John Foye
Managing Director, Fenix Zambia

Find out about the impacts of our pilot phase, the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia.

Impact

We are proud to work with these companies in Zambia:

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Who’s involved?

 

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa is managed by a team that spans Sida, NEFCO and REEEP and also includes a number of in-country consultants.

 

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Team
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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Funder:
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with initial contributions from four Swedish Embassies in Africa. With an initial funding target of EUR 48 million (SEK 500 million), BGFA has been planned to build on the success of the pilot phase Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, which was initiated and co-designed by Sida. The new programme aims to expand its activities to Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mozambique, and launching a second funding round in Zambia.

Visit the Sida website

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
Facility Manager:
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

As Facility Manager, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) has set up the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa on behalf of Sida and is responsible for its overall implementation. NEFCO is an international financial institution (IFI) with almost 30 years of experience in financing 100% green sustainable development projects. NEFCO is owned by the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Besides making its own investments, NEFCO manages a considerable number of trust funds. NEFCO’s trust fund processes fulfil EU requirements, and NEFCO is accredited by the Green Climate Fund. NEFCO is currently working with a number of like-minded possible donors with the aim of converting BGFA into a multi-donor programme.

Visit the NEFCO website

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Implementation Manager:
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an international non-profit organization that works to kick-start markets for clean energy and energy efficiency solutions in low- and middle-income countries. REEEP co-designed and implemented the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia and is Implementation Manager of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa.

Visit the REEEP website

Latest news

Outcomes: Stakeholder Workshop Lusaka
Outcomes: Stakeholder Workshop Lusaka
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On 17 to 19 September 2019, a series of stakeholder workshops was held in Lusaka, Zambia, to gather challenges, opportunities and ideas for the design of the new BGFA funding ...

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Contact us

Please get in touch with the team at Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa with any enquiries you have regarding the programme and find out more about getting involved.

 

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