BGFA Democratic Republic of the Congo

Energy poverty is widespread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the second largest country in Africa, especially in rural areas. In terms of the number of households that have access to electricity, it is less than 20%.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

With a widely dispersed population and a national grid that does not reach the majority of the population, there is enormous potential for off-grid solutions for both solar home systems, mini-grids and productive use-of-energy solutions.

Sweden, through the Embassy in Kinshasa, is supporting the expansion of BGFA to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with SEK 200 million (~ EUR 20 million). The overall aim of the new country programme is to create access to affordable renewable energy solutions for people living in rural and peri-urban areas in the country. 

Nefco, as the BGFA Fund Manager, and Sweden has signed a Letter of Intent with L’ Agence Nationale de l’Électrification et des Services Énergétiques en milieux rural et périurbain (ANSER), the national authority in charge of planning, overseeing and financing off-grid electrification in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to support the implementation of Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa programme in the country.

A first funding round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now open and applications can be submitted until 29 August 2022. The Call for Proposals invites private sector companies, i.e., energy service providers active in the off-grid sector, to apply for funding through a two-stage application process. Read more about the open funding round in DRC and start the application process by registering to the online system.
Latest news & events

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa launches a Call for Proposals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to accelerate clean energy access
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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa launches a Call for Proposals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to accelerate clean energy access

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is today opening the Call for Proposals (BGFA4) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with the aim of accelerating the ...

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa partners with NIRAS for project monitoring and institutional support in the project countries
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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa partners with NIRAS for project monitoring and institutional support in the project countries

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) programme, a multi-donor results-based financing programme for supporting the scale-up of energy access in six Sub-Saharan African countries, is progressing to its ...

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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa announces upcoming funding round for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa announces upcoming funding round for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) will open a funding round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of June 2022. At the BGFA ...

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BGFA Stakeholder Workshop in the DRC
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BGFA Stakeholder Workshop in the DRC
Date: 25/02/2022 - 25/02/2022
location: Kinshasa and Online

The Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will take place on 25 February 2022 from 9:00am to 1:00pm Kinshasa time. The event will be held primarily in French. ...

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For more information about the work of the BGFA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, please download the following presentations and documents.

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