PFAN/ECREEE/CTCN Call for Proposals: Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West Africa

Deadline: 20 November 2017

The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa.

The goal of this Call for Proposals is to facilitate the initiation and management of commercially viable energy projects by women entrepreneurs, and to provide the entrepreneurs with the technical, financial and other skills needed to be competitive as energy producers and suppliers. The ultimate aim of the Call is to further economic and social gender equality and enhance women’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Focus Projects (But not limited)

  • Biomass
  • Biogas
  • Bio-fuels
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydropower
  • Distributed & Off-grid Generation
  • Energy Storage & Conservation
  • Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction
  • Waste to Energy
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Clean Transport

Funding Information

Applicants should be seeking total investment in excess of US$1 million, and up to US$50 million.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This Call for Proposals is focused exclusively on gender mainstreaming. In order to be considered eligible, projects and / or businesses must be operating in the ECOWAS region countries (mentioned below) and satisfy at least two of the following criteria:
    • Female entrepreneurs;
    • Significant proportion of female ownership;
    • Significant female representation in senior management;
    • Significant female representation throughout the workforce;
    • Significant benefits to women in economic, social and climate terms.
  • Businesses and projects with higher female proportions and representations across the above criteria and fulfilling multiple criteria will be considered more favourably.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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