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27/03/2019 - The African Development Bank Board has approved the allocation of $20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable-based, mini-grid solutions to the off-grid cities of Isiro, Bumba and Genema.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power, Green Climate Fund, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


16/12/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $842,000 grant to dVentus Technologies – a technology-based and knowledge-driven company focused on the development of innovative and energy efficiency products for the energy sector

Categories: Ethiopia, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change


10/12/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $580,000 preparation grant for the expansion of Green Energy & Biofuels (GEB) Bio-refinery project in Nigeria. The project is a pilot of Small & Medium Entrepreneurship Fundamentals (SMEFunds), a social enterprise based in Lagos, and the first bio-energy cooking fuel production facility and distribution network in Nigeria.

Categories: Nigeria, Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


21/08/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $950,000 grant for the development of the WINDIGA 20 MW Solar PV power plant in Burkina Faso. The SEFA project preparation grant will support outstanding advisory activities required for financial close, including support for the structuring of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a period of 25 years with SONABEL, the national public utility.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


13/08/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on 11th of August in Tunis a US$530,000 grant to Mali as co-funding for a project to promote renewable energy in the country (PAPERM project). The overall objective of the grant is to strengthen the enabling environment for catalyzing renewable energy investments from the private sector.

Categories: Mali, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Private Sector, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


30/06/2014 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on June 27th the creation and management of a pilot Africa Climate Technology Finance Center and Network (ACTFCN) for a three-year period to support the deployment and scaling-up of both climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies.

Categories: Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Private Sector, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Board of Directors


13/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, November 13, a US $65-million equity investment package in the Africa Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) comprised of US $25 million from its statutory resources, US $35 million from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and US $4.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). AREF is a private equity fund that will invest in small- to medium-sized renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), excluding South Africa, with a targeted fund size of US $150 million to $200 million.

Categories: Climate Change, Environment, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Board of Directors


23/09/2013 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the conversion of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) – a bilateral trust fund established with funding from the Government of Denmark and administered by the AfDB – into a multi-donor trust fund with a wider remit.

Categories: Denmark, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Environment, Climate Change, Board of Directors


28/08/2013 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Djibouti on Monday, August 26, signed the funding agreements, totalling US $7.5 million, for a geothermal exploration project in the region of Lake Assal.

Categories: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Energy & Power, Economic & Financial Governance, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Private Sector, Regional Integration


06/02/2013 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US $1 million grant to finalize pre-investment activities for a hybrid renewable energy project in Nosy Be Island in Madagascar. The grant will be used to finance: (i) feasibility studies for a combination of hydro, wind and solar technologies; (ii) technical assistance to the national power utility; (iii) the transactions advisory for a Public Private Partnership. Through this intervention, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will play a catalytic role and pave the way for private investors and other financiers to work towards delivering a sustainable energy solution with huge socio-economic impacts on the island.

Categories: Madagascar, Energy & Power, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


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