BGFA Zambia

Zambia is home to a highly dispersed population, with more than 60% of people living under the poverty line, and some 70% of whom have no access to modern energy.

Zambia

Beyond the Grid Fund in Zambia

Neither the national utility nor energy service providers had been able to effectively deliver energy to rural and peri-urban areas.

They faced a lack of capacity and investment, including into the range of new technologies and solutions around distributed, off-grid energy services powered by renewable energy. In 2016, the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) was launched to help support private sector-led energy service provision and stimulate the local energy market.

Impact stories

A mini-grid for Ngwerere
Zambia
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Cecelia & Godfrey Miti:

A mini-grid for Ngwerere

How a mini-grid is changing the lives of Cecelia, Godfrey and the rest of their community in Ngwerere, on the edge of Lusaka.

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Flexible payments for solar lighting
Zambia
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Steven Miyoba:

Flexible payments for solar lighting

How off-grid solutions have made a positive impact on Steven’s family life on the outskirts of Lusaka.

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Agent of impact
Zambia
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Lister Sithole & Kennedy Matabula:

Agent of impact

How the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia has brought new opportunities and optimism to Lister and Kennedy in a rural community in Chongwe, east of the Zambian capital of ...

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Latest news & events

Modern clean cooking technologies provide the greatest impact
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News
Modern clean cooking technologies provide the greatest impact

The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (Nefco) and Sweden (through the Swedish International Development Agency, Sida, and the Swedish Embassy in Zambia) have undertaken an initiative, the Scaling of Clean Cooking ...

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BGFA is seeking a new service provider to assist with monitoring and technical assistance
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BGFA is seeking a new service provider to assist with monitoring and technical assistance

As the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) expands, in both size and geographic scope, more delivery partners are required to meet the growing needs of the Programme. In ...

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Obituary for Sabera Khan (1971 – 2021)
Zambia
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Obituary for Sabera Khan (1971 – 2021)

We sadly need to inform that Sabera Khan (1971-2021), who worked as a Senior Expert and Liaison Manager for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) supporting the implementation of ...

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Germany joins BGFA activities in Zambia
Zambia
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Germany joins BGFA activities in Zambia

KfW Development Bank is joining the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) initiative on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit ...

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Current funding rounds

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #4: up to €5.2 m
Zambia
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Closed

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #4: up to €5.2 m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.5m - €3.0m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m
Zambia
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Closed

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Mini/micro-grid

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m
Zambia
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Closed

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.5m - €4m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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Platforms for market change

The Off-Grid Energy Task Force
Zambia
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The Off-Grid Energy Task Force

The Off-Grid Energy Task Force meets regularly, and has thus far established working groups committed to: Clarifying and improving import regulations for solar energy products and appliances designed for use ...

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