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Energy Access Ventures

2015 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Energy Access Ventures

African partners
Private sector

Names of African partners involved
Private sector

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Schneider Electric, CDC Group, EIB, PROPARCO FISEA, AFD - FFEM, OPEC Fund for International Development

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius

Renewables, Electricity, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Equity, Debt, Early stage

Main objectives
EAV is the first focused venture firm that invests in the growing number of dynamic and innovative companies that are addressing the lack of access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Main activities
Energy Access Ventures Fund invests in SMEs active in electricity generation and distribution, and electricity related services in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fund focuses on off-grid rural electrification, in particular solar home systems, micro-grid infrastructure and other small/micro-scale renewable energy and hybrid technologies. The fund provide business development services through pro-bono partnerships.



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