Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa launches the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals
Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is today opening the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals (BGFA1) inviting off-grid energy companies compete for results-based funding to bring clean, modern and affordable energy to customers in peri-urban and rural areas of Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia.
BGFA1 aims to incentivized off-grid energy companies to accelerate the establishment of new, long-term sustainable energy service subscriptions at scale. In total, some EUR 30 million is offered to qualified, private off-grid energy service providers under three different Country Programs, with funding opportunities split into a number of Funding Windows and Funding Lots. The contract size is expected to be EUR 1 – 4 million, depending on the target country and individual needs. Read More here.
Light Every Birth (LEB) Sierra Leone is seeking application for a Quality Control Supervisor Position.
We Care Solar addresses a critical aspect of global maternal and child health care – reliable electricity for essential lighting, emergency communication, and medical services. Since our founding in 2010, we have equipped over 5,200 health facilities in more than 30 countries with our compact, rugged Solar Suitcases, enabling health workers to provide critical medical care. Nearly 6 million mothers and newborns have received care in facilities with Solar Suitcases. Read More here.
Vacancy - GIZ Special Advisor to ECOWAS Commission
GIZ Special Advisor to ECOWAS Commission
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and environment, as well as peace and security. Read More here.
Request for Applications - Power Africa Off-grid Project
Overview of funding Opportunity
The Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP), a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-contracted project implemented by RTI International, seeks applications to fund one or multiple awards to provide incentives, in the form of grants, to qualified organizations/companies to catalyze the growth of off-grid energy access solutions to improve the readiness and resilience of healthcare within sub-Saharan Africa. This RFA provides prospective applicants with a fair opportunity to develop and submit competitive applications to PAOP for potential funding. Closing date for this RFA: May 28, 2020 at 17h00 SAST (GMT +2)
Get more about the RFA here.
Power Africa Grant for Market entry or PAYGO- Application deadline August 31st!
The Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP), a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-contracted project implemented by RTI International, seeks applications to fund one or multiple awards to provide incentives, in the form of grants, to qualified organizations/companies to catalyze rapid growth of off-grid energy access solutions in West and Central Africa.
Companies can apply for one or both of the two opportunities
- Market Entry: companies targeting new countries and/or new areas within existing country presence that are underserved e.g. Last Mile;
- Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) integration into off-grid solutions.
- Request For Applications (RFA) Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP)
- Questions and Answers about the request
- Application form
Application deadline is August 31st!
Training with German experts about How to operate a Solar Mini-Grid
GIZ/EnDev will be organizing a five (5) days training on Solar Mini Grids from the 23rd September - 27th September, 2019. The training will be divided two parts, a theoretical and a practical session. The EnDev Liberia technical team and external trainers from Germany will facilitate the sessions about . The external trainers include representatives from SMA, Asantys and Hoppecke who will teach about SMA components, Solar PV modules and batteries.
All training costs including lunch will be covered by EnDev. However, participants will have to cover expenditures for accommodation. For some participants from Liberia, EnDev can transport them to the venue of the training. The Venue of the training is the Environmental Learning Center in Freetown, Sierra Leone and one of the Mini Grid sites.
Buy one of the first E-Kehkeh and charge them with renewable energy!
Purchasing and running costs for electrical versions of the three-tire vehicles (tricycle) locally known as Kehkeh might well be competitive with the present models on the road running on fossil fuels. Welthungerhilfe and EnDev want to buy E Kekes for own use to travel within Monrovia and introduce the concept to Liberian population. Other organisations have expressed interest. Anyone who wants to join in importing one of the first E-Kekehs in Liberia is welcome to contact GIZ/EnDev.
E-Learning courses about solar technology
There are various online courses about solar technology that can help to increase knowledge and skills, and connect with other interested people all over the world. Learn more about MOOCS and links to specific courses. GIZ/EnDev is also interested in producing e-learning courses in and for West-Africa. If you are interested in that and want to contribute towards ideas and development of such courses, please get in touch with GIZ/EnDev at Congo Town Backroad.
Vacation course about Solar Technology
GIZ/EnDev together with Stella Maris Polytechnic organizes a 4-weeks vacation course on solar technology, involving both theoretical part and practical part. Electricians and other interested technicians can join the course.
We Care Solar is seeking a Sustainability Consultant for Liberia
We Care Solar addresses a critical aspect of global maternal and child health care – reliable electricity for essential lighting, emergency communication, and medical services. Since our founding in 2010, we have equipped more than 3,500 health facilities in more than 30 African and Asian nations with our compact, rugged Solar Suitcases, enabling health workers to provide critical medical care. Read more about the position here.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Consultancy Services to Undertake Bioenergy development strategy and investment plan for Western Africa region.
The African Union would like to engage the services of a consulting for Consultancy Services to Undertake Bioenergy development strategy and investment plan for Western Africa region. The African Union Commission invites interested and eligible bidders to submit technical and financial proposals for the assignment as per attached Terms of Reference (TORS). Read More here. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, PLEASE READ HERE.
Regional Certification Scheme for Sustainable Energy Skills
For successful Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficient (EE) installations and projects, there is a need for quality assurance at various levels. This includes quality assurance of equipment, e.g. through the establishment and enforcement of product standards. However, high-quality products will only provide the desired services if RE and EE systems are designed, installed and maintained by highly qualified individuals. Get more here.
Apply for an Internship in Cape Town
A consulting company that specialises in climate change, conservation, carbon and community development projects – is seeking interns to join our dynamic team in Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa. To apply click here.