Note: the deadline for applications has been extended to the 23rd of April 2010.
The CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF), seeks to nurture individuals, project teams and consortia, start-up and existing companies with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of making them happen.
Note: Applications for the African Clean Energy Financing Forum & Business Plan Competition must be received by the 23rd of April 2010. Find out more on the criteria and application process and timeline in the adjacent document titled, “AFRICEF Guidelines.pdf”
One you have qualified for the 2nd stage of the Forum, you will receive coaching from experts in the field who will guide you in creating a financially, socially and environmentally viable business plan. With this concrete business plan, you will be able to stand in front of investors with full confidence that it will be well received and that it is ready for action.
An investors’ forum will be held in July, in Johannesburg, to which potential investors will be invited to provide you with an opportunity to present your plan and help source the financing that you need. In addition, a panel of judges, made up of investors, industry specialists and business executives who have a keen interest in enabling cleaner and greener projects will select the best projects for award of the CTI Africa Clean Energy Financing Awards.
Accordingly, it is our expectation that through this Forum, there will be a marriage between budding entrepreneurs and ready investors. So we encourage you to take your ideas to the next level and grab this opportunity to see your business proposals transform into business reality.
AFRICEF is promoted by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) and its Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Centre for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT).
AFRICEF is promoted by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) and its Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Centre for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT) and is co-organised by;
– The Rural Electrification Agency of Uganda (REA): http://www.rea.or.ug
– The South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI) http://www.saneri.org.za/
– The Private Sector Foundation of Uganda Energy for Rural Transformation Programme (PSF / ERT) http://www.psfuganda.org.ug/