The Team

BGFA is a financing facility managed by Nefco and implemented on the ground by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Meet the team below.

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Facility Manager:

Nefco

As Facility Manager, Nefco has overall responsibility for the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA), including fundraising, procurement, contracting, financial administration and disbursements.

For more information please visit: www.nefco.int

The Nefco team

Ash Sharma
Ash Sharma
Vice President, Head of BGFA

Ash is the head of BGFA, with overall responsibility for the work programme and budget, and leads investor relations, fundraising and external affairs.

Kari Hämekoski
Kari Hämekoski
Senior Programme Manager

Kari is engaged in the day-to-day management of BGFA implementation, with responsibility for monitoring the operational work programme, procurement and costs.

Tina Nyberg
Tina Nyberg
Programme Manager

Tina provides programme support and coordinates reporting with the BGFA donors and REEEP.

Heli Sinkko
Heli Sinkko
Programme Manager

Heli is engaged in the day-to-day management of BGFA implementation, with particular responsibilities for gender matters and impact monitoring.

Dennis Hamro-Drotz
Dennis Hamro-Drotz
Senior Programme Manager

Dennis is responsible for the francophone country programmes.

Helle Lindegaard
Helle Lindegaard
Executive Adviser

Helle provides strategic advice and support to the BGFA team and Special Funds Unit at Nefco.

Lia Oker-Blom
Lia Oker-Blom
Senior Communications Officer

Lia is responsible for BGFA programme communications.

Amica Dristig
Amica Dristig
Administrative Officer

Amica is working with various administrative tasks related to BGFA.

Emma Yrjölä
Emma Yrjölä
Programme Officer

Emma supports the BGFA programme with various project management related tasks.

Implementation Manager:

REEEP

As Implementation Manager, REEEP leads the market scoping and development work to see how the facility can best be expanded. Once new Energy Service Providers have been contracted, REEEP  supports the implementation of BGFA through monitoring and analytics and report to the Facility Manager. Working on the ground, REEEP has organised local stakeholder engagements as part of the market scoping and currently provides technical assistance to the markets and administrative support to the Platform for Market Change under the BGFZ pilot programme.

For more information please visit: www.reeep.org

The REEEP team

Peter Storey
Peter Storey
Team Leader

Peter is an independent expert in international financing solutions in developing countries and transition economies, currently specialising in climate change, clean and renewable energy projects.

Ashiffa Anuar
Ashiffa Anuar
Junior Marketing and Communications Manager

Ashiffa supports the implementation of BGFA programme communications.

Bisera Bashevska
Bisera Bashevska
Project Officer, Southern Africa

Bisera supports the implementation of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in Mozambique and Zambia, with a focus on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL).

Merja Laakso
Merja Laakso
Head of Programme, Southern Africa

Merja manages the implementation of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in Zambia and Mozambique.

Andrew Loebus
Andrew Loebus
Senior Project Manager, Uganda

Andrew is responsible for the implementation of the BGFA programme in Uganda.

Antoine Lucic
Antoine Lucic
Energy Access Analyst

Antoine works on the implementation of BGFA in Burkina Faso and Liberia.

David Reid
David Reid
Energy Access Analyst

David works on the implementation of BGFA in Zambia and Mozambique.

Erin Stewart
Erin Stewart
Lead Communications and Marketing Manager

Erin manages the implementation of BGFA programme communications.

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