Activities and Updates

Market scoping phase

The first phase of this multi-country expansion is a six-month Market Scoping period, during which the BGFA team is exploring the opportunities for applying the Beyond the Grid Fund approach in the anticipated markets, producing a matrix of ongoing energy access programmes and initiatives, assessing key challenges and risks, and developing high-level scenarios for funding rounds in all four focus countries. The market scoping in Liberia includes interviews with key stakeholders in the energy sector such as government actors, donors, energy access programmes and financial institutions; as well as a private sector stakeholder consultation workshop, which took place on Tuesday 29 October 2019 at the Boulevard Palace Hotel in Monrovia. The workshop materials, i.e. the presentations and the workshop report, are available here: https://beyondthegrid.africa/news/outcomes-stakeholder-workshop-monrovia/. The inputs and recommendations gathered from participants during the workshop and subsequent B2B meetings will feed into the design of the BGFA programme for Liberia.

Next steps

BGFA is planning to release a request for bids at the end of the second quarter of 2020, and will share this news with all stakeholders who participated in the workshop and/or engaged with the team during subsequent B2B sessions. If you would like us to keep you up to date with the latest BGFA developments, including the release of the BGFA call for proposals, please sign up to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/gIMJcn.