Call For proposals under the Entrepreneurship facility

SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility

SACREEE has partnered with IRENA to establish the SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility, whose objective is to enhance and strengthen the capacity of small to medium entrepreneurs in assessing the business potentials of sustainable energy, develop viable business plans and loan requests, and managing and maintaining their businesses successfully.

Furthermore, the Facility seeks to increase the confidence of financial institutions in sustainable energy systems and create linkages between the entrepreneurs and financial institutions.

The kick-off meeting was held on 27 April 2017 in Maseru, Lesotho. The Technical Facility further on held a workshop in Mauritius in November 2017 to identify the challenges and ways of addressing them in supporting entrepreneurship development in the region, providing finance to enterprises as well as RE projects, managing perceived risks and training on RE project appraisals.

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The 1ST call for applications is now open until 04 May 2018

In the SADC region, renewable energy entrepreneurs are at the forefront of efforts to extend access to modern energy services as they are often the best placed to offer tailor-made local solutions. Such entrepreneurs, however, face serious challenges including business management and operations, as well as bringing their innovative ideas to fruition.

To overcome some of these challenges and strengthen the capacity of SADC-based renewable energy entrepreneurs the International Renewable Energy and Agency (IRENA) and the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) established the Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship (Technical) Support Facility in SADC Region in April 2017.


The Call

SADC-based entrepreneurs are invited to submit their applications for technical support in the following areas:

  • Refining renewable energy project proposals in order to reach bankability.
  • Enterprise development through the Facility’s mentorship and training programme.

The applications will go through a selection process and the successful applicants will be contacted.

*Please not that this is a Technical Support Facility.  NO financial assistance will be provided.




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