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 for Africa 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 pilot programme 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

Upcoming Call for Proposals in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia
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Upcoming Call 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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Beyond the Numbers – the Impact of Beyond the Grid for Zambia
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Beyond the Numbers – the Impact of Beyond the Grid for 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. ...

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Shedding light on development in Zambia
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Shedding light on development in Zambia

“There is goodness here now.” Godfrey Miti, a resident of Ngwerere, on the outskirts of Zambia’s capital Lusaka, is optimistic about the future. He is standing under a lamp outside ...

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Trial, error, innovation and impact – a story of context-driven, clean energy solutions for Zambia
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Trial, error, innovation and impact – a story of context-driven, clean energy solutions for Zambia

With a mission to end the use of charcoal for cooking, an innovative approach from Emerging Cooking Solutions (ECS) hoped to diminish the number of air pollution-related deaths and to ...

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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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Please register in September 2020 to get more information about BGFA1.

 

If you have any other questions, please get in touch with the team at Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa.

 

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