Africa Renewable Energy Access Program (AFREA)

The Africa Renewable Energy and Access program (AFREA) was established in 2009 and is managed by the World Bank through the Africa Energy Unit (AFTEG). It was set up to help meet energy needs and widen access to energy services in Sub-Saharan African countries in an environmentally responsible way. AFREA is helping to expand access to reliable and affordable modern energy services by supporting improved service delivery and the scale-up of innovations in electricity, lighting and cooking.

AFREA funds support the implementation of the Africa Energy Unit (AFTEG) strategy and its clients, through analytical and advisory activities, while also providing recipient-executed technical assistance and investment grants that help speed up the deployment of renewable energy systems regionally.



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Grants and multifarious capacity building.

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Capacity building; technical assistance; advisory services; economic and social studies which directly support and/or create enabling conditions for increased renewable energy investments and expanding access to modern energy, workshops and training, dissemination of information such as case studies, best practices, lessons learned to public and private organizations.

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