The Team

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa is managed by a team that spans Sida, NEFCO and REEEP and also includes a number of in-country consultants.

Meet the team below. If you are interested in working for BGFA, please keep an eye on the recruitment pages on the NEFCO and REEEP websites.

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.org

The NEFCO team

Ash Sharma
Ash Sharma
Programme Lead, BGFA

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

Kari Hämekoski
Kari Hämekoski
Manager, NEFCO

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

Tina Nyberg
Tina Nyberg
Project Officer, NEFCO

Tina provides programme support and coordinates reporting with Sida and REEEP.

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 selected, REEEP will support the implementation of the BGFA through monitoring and analytics, and report to the Facility Manager. Working on the ground, REEEP organises local stakeholder engagement, provides technical assistance to the markets and administrative support to the Platforms of Change.

For more information please visit: www.reeep.org

The REEEP team

Andreas Zahner
Andreas Zahner
Programme Director, REEEP

Andreas leads the implementation of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa

Peter Storey
Peter Storey
Director of Investment and Strategy, BGFA

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.

Merja Laakso
Merja Laakso
Head of Programme, Southern Africa, REEEP

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

Esméralda Sindou
Esméralda Sindou
Senior Project Manager, West Africa

Esméralda manages the implementation of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in Burkina Faso and Liberia

John Tkacik
John Tkacik
Director of Energy Analytics, REEEP

John leads BGFA’s data and analytics efforts, including the further development of EDISON to track implementation and use off-grid energy market data to inform investment and policy decisions.

Daniele Guidi
Daniele Guidi
Senior Expert, Commercial Off-Grid, BGFA

Daniele is an independent expert with a wealth of experience in energy access, renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change, with a focus on market uptake and policy.

Bisera Bashevska
Bisera Bashevska
Project Officer, Southern Africa, REEEP

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).

Zsófia Révay
Zsófia Révay
Project Officer, BGFA

Zsófia provides project management and planning support to the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa.

Sabera Khan
Sabera Khan
Senior Expert and Liaison Manager, BGFA

Sabera has more than 20 years of experience in sub-Saharan Africa in the fields of carbon markets, climate change, clean technologies, energy and finance. She is a SEC-registered investment advisor and fund manager.

Contact us

Please get in touch with the team at Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa with any enquiries you have regarding the programme and find out more about getting involved.

 

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