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) closed for applications on 29 August 2022. The Call for Proposals invited 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 funding round in DRC. The Pre-Qualification stage, including a review of the applications, is expected to be completed by early October 2022 and successful applicants will be invited to a Final Application stage in November 2022.
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At COP27: Public funding to support private sector innovation and scale-up to increase clean energy access
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At COP27: Public funding to support private sector innovation and scale-up to increase clean energy access

On 10 November 2022, Nefco and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland arranged a side event at COP27 on how to support the development and scale-up of climate ...

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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa received strong interest for its funding round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa received strong interest for its funding round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The first funding round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) attracted great interest among private sector companies, i.e. energy ...

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We are looking for a communications partner

Nefco, as the Facility Manager, intends to procure consulting services (“Consultant”) related to communications support, media relations and increasing local awareness of Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa and Modern Cooking Facility for ...

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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
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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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