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The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is a multi-donor Special Fund managed by the African Development Bank. It provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. SEFA offers technical assistance and concessional finance instruments to remove market barriers, build a more robust pipeline of projects and improve the risk-return profile of individual investments. The Fund’s overarching goal is to contribute to universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy services for all in Africa, in line with the New Deal on Energy for Africa and Sustainable Development Goal 7.

SEFA supports interventions across three strategic priorities:

  1. Green baseload
  2. Green mini-grids
  3. Energy efficiency

Applications will be assessed across a range of indicators and anticipated development outputs and outcomes, including:

  • commercial finance leveraged by the project;
  • MW of sustainable energy generation installed (and/or degree of energy efficiency achieved);
  • new jobs created, disaggregated by gender, and;
  • annual GHG emission reductions delivered.

For further information on applying for this grant, kindly call the secretariat on 08032002375 or via email on

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