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
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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
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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
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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

BGFA First Call for Proposals receives strong response in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia
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BGFA First Call for Proposals receives strong response in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) received 84 applications for the Pre-Qualification stage under its first Call for Proposals (BGFA1) in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia. Out of ...

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa launches the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals
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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa launches the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is today opening the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals (BGFA1) inviting off-grid energy companies to compete for results-based funding to ...

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Sweden and NEFCO Kick Off New Initiative on Clean Cooking Financing Solutions
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Sweden and NEFCO Kick Off New Initiative on Clean Cooking Financing Solutions

Sida, through the Swedish Embassy in Zambia and together with the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), now commences a new initiative, the Scaling of Clean Cooking Solutions programme. The first ...

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Upcoming Calls for Proposals in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia
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Upcoming Calls for Proposals in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia

Following the decision made at the first Steering Committee of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA), BGFA will launch a Call for Proposals this autumn inviting interested off-grid ...

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Current funding rounds

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

Closed

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

Closed

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
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BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m

Closed

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
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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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