Desert to Power G5 Sahel Facility

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Desert to Power G5 Sahel Facility

In response to the Sahel countries for support, AfDB seeks to assist them with mobilizing financial resources from its own budgets, and among its partners to address barriers that hinder these countries from adopting a low emission power generation path and achieving universal access to electricity using their untapped solar potential. The proposal for a “Desert to Power G5 Sahel Facility” consists of up to USD 340 million GCF financing that leverages USD 430 million from AfDB and an additional USD 480 million co-financing from other partners and the private sector for projects that addresses investment barriers to the deployment of grid for renewables, clean energy access and decentralized solar energy solutions among 5 countries in the Sahel Region. The Desert to Power G5 Sahel Facility provides a regional approach to achieving universal electricity access for the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). The Facility will deploy financing for low emissions power projects for both on-grid and off-grid solar projects to the benefit of over 30 million people.

Cover date 05 October 2020
Document type Concept note
Organisation
African Development Bank
Country
Burkina Faso
Chad
Mali
Mauritania
Niger