EEP Africa

The Energy and Environment Partnership covering Southern and East Africa (EEP Africa) is a multi-donor fund hosted by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and providing early stage grant and catalytic financing to innovative clean energy projects, technologies and business models. EEP Africa was launched in 2010 under the leadership of Finland with co-financing from Austria and the UK. It has been at the forefront of efforts to fast track clean energy access and sustainable and inclusive green growth across the Southern and East Africa region, channelling more than EUR 57 million to 200+ pioneering projects leveraging clean energy technologies and business models to transform lives and livelihoods for the very poor. NDF launched a new phase of EEP Africa in 2018 with the facility restructured as a multi-donor trust fund, fully aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.



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Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

Funding / Investment / CapBuild type

The EEP Innovation Window considers financing requests in the range of EUR 200,000 — 1,000,000 with a progressive co-financing share of minimum 30% of the total project budget. EEP Catalyst is a blended finance investment window providing follow-on financing to select EEP projects stemming from the grant phase.

Supporting: Early stage off-grid and on-grid clean energy projects in active development phase
Type: Trust Fund providing grants, repayable grants and concessional blended loans
Deadline: 28 June 2018


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