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Shell Foundation


Period
2002 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Shell Foundation

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, SOGE, OFID, FMO

Geographical scope
Continental

Countries where active

Sectors
Renewables, Electricity, Cooking Energy

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

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

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

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant

Main objectives
Shell Foundation works with a small number of entrepreneurial partners to identify the market failures that underpin many of the world’s problems and co-creates new social enterprises to solve them. Within the energy sector, the Foundation aims to increase the provision of energy to the poor through the innovation and scale-up of decentralised energy solutions, such as solar lighting, biogas, biomass gasification, and the sale of low-cost energy products.

Main activities
It provides patient grant funding, extensive business support and access to networks to help pioneers to validate new models, achieve financial independence and to expand across geographies.

Comments

Sources
http://www.shellfoundation.org/Our-Focus/Access-To-Energy

Contact information
Gareth.Zahir-Bill@shell.com

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