The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) programme in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique, and Zambia aims to build markets for off-grid energy to bring access to clean, affordable off-grid energy to at least 5 million people by 2025.
BGFA has launched its first Call for Proposals (BGFA1) inviting interested off-grid energy service providers to compete for a number of funding windows. The aim of BGFA1 is to stimulate the creation of new sustainable business models which incentivise and accelerate the private sector to offer affordable and clean off-grid energy access at scale in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia.
Find out more about the current call in the Pre-Qualification Guidelines.
The planned country programme for Mozambique has been postponed and will form part of a separate, subsequent Call for Proposals.
The programme has been given the green light to expand into Uganda. The Embassy of Sweden in Kampala expects, subject to a successful market scoping and final donor decision, to allocate results-based capital investment into market expansion made by private sector entities selected by competition in 2021. As with the other BGFA country windows, the programme will also seek to provide local institutional capacity building. BGFA in Uganda will commence with a comprehensive market scoping phase later in 2020 reaching out to interested stakeholders.BGFA Countries