Overview

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) aims to build markets for off-grid energy to bring access to clean, affordable off-grid energy to at least 5 million people in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia by 2025. The programme targets primarily the framework conditions of off-grid energy markets and clean cooking solutions, lowering barriers to entry and scale for the private sector; catalysing investment and economic activity; and maximising development and climate impacts per unit of public financing spent. In doing so, it provides a vital structural foundation for market-led delivery of modern, clean energy services to underserved rural and peri-urban areas.

Overview table:

Implementer       

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is managed by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), based in Helsinki, Finland, and implemented by REEEP, based in Vienna, Austria as Programme Implementation Manager.

Donors and budget    

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida);

SEK 500 million (approx. USD 50 million), including SEK 10 million for Liberia (appr. USD 10 million)

Start and end date      

2019 – 2024

Aims/objectives       

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) aims to build markets for off-grid energy to bring access to clean, affordable off-grid energy to at least 5 million people in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia by 2025.

Geographic coverage    

Planned coverage: Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique, Zambia

Target groups

Private sector stakeholders deploying clean energy services in rural and peri-urban areas

Webpage

https://beyondthegrid.africa/

More information on the programme’s first phase in Zambia can be found here: https://www.reeep.org/bgfz

Contact person

Esméralda Sindou

Senior Project Manager, Western Africa

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