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Scaling Off-Grid Energy (SOGE)

2016 - ongoing

Implementing agencies

African partners
Private sector

Names of African partners involved

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
DFID, USAID, Power Africa, Energy Africa, DfID, Shell Foundation, Acumen, Microsoft, GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities, GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities

Geographical scope

Countries where active

Renewables, Electricity, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
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
Grant, Early stage

Main objectives
SOGE partner programs support high-potential enterprises that provide off-grid energy solutions to low-income households across sub-Saharan Africa. We bring together donors and investors to coordinate investments, incentivize technological innovation, support early-stage companies, and develop critical elements of the off-grid ecosystem.

Main activities
Core activities include providing catalytic grant funding and advisory support to help off-grid energy companies expand geographically, test new business models, and tap into private financing. We do this through open calls for innovation, partnership, and other investment opportunities.



Contact information
Sarah Bieber, Director,

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