KawiSafi II

KawiSafi II

The African continent collectively contributes only about 3% of the yearly global human-induced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, the region is projected to experience more severe impacts from human-induced climate change than almost anywhere else on the planet. Sub-Saharan countries face temperature increases above that of the global average potentially impacting health, agriculture, food security, economic development and human welfare in a region that is already challenged on most of these issues. Solving the problem of climate change will require substantial investments in Africa’s infrastructure, manufacturing capacity and economy to bolster overall adaptation and mitigation levels on the continent.  

The KawiSafi II project will create a USD 200 million venture equity fund aimed at closing the investment gap in three key areas where sub-Saharan countries struggle to find investors:  energy transition, productivity, and mobility & logistics. Standing on the shoulders of the first KawiSafi project, the fund will invest in local enterprises developing scalable climate action projects to the benefit of climate-endangered African communities. Beyond funding, KawiSafi II will establish a USD 10 million technical assistance facility to enable these entities to maximise their climate impact while ensuring the implementation of robust management systems to address any potential environmental, social and governance risks that may arise.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


14 Apr 2022 - 456 days

Concept note received

14 Apr 2022

Funding proposal received

10 Nov 2022

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

20 Apr 2023

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

06 Jun 2023

Cleared by iTAP

19 Jun 2023


13 Jul 2023 - 224 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

13 Jul 2023

FAA executed

05 Dec 2023

Under implementation


One region

  • Africa

Seven countries

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

EquityUSD 40,000,000
GrantUSD 2,500,000
EquityUSD 10,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 52,500,000


Co-FinancingEquityUSD 20,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 7,500,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 70,000,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 60,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 157,500,000

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Accredited Entity

Acumen Fund, Inc.
Ms. Lynn Roland

General Counsel
Phone +1 (212) 566-8821
Mr. Samuel Jewett

ESG Insights Manager
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Phone +1(612)505-8006
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National Designated Authority

Côte d'Ivoire
Minister's Office, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Marcel YAO Primary
Public Policy, Climate Change and Ecological Transition Expert / Technical Advisor to the Minister in charge of International Cooperation and Resource Mobilization
Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Phone (225) 0707791504 / 2720239900
Mr. Kouadio Philippe Secondary
Deputy Director of Climate Change
Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Cote d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)
National Coordination of the Green Climate Fund
Prof. Isaac KALONDA KANYAMA Primary
National Coordinator and GCF Focal Point for the Democratric Republic of the Congo
Ms. Francine KATANGA MUTANDA Secondary
Deputy GCF Coordinator
The National Treasury
Dr Chris Kiptoo Primary
Principal Secretary
Treasury Building 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 224 0051
Mr. Malik Aman Secondary
Programme Manager, National Coordination (FLLoCA)
Phone +254 720 771774
Mr. Peter Odhengo Secondary
Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Finance
Phone +254 722 984 992
Mr. Hillary Korir Secondary
Senior Economist
Phone +254 722 644736
National Council on Climate Change
Dr. Salisu Dahiru Primary
Director General
Headquarters Mabushi, Abuja, Nigeria
Rwanda Environment Management Authority
Mrs. Juliet Kabera Primary
Director General
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Mr. Ramathan Ggoobi Primary
Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury
Phone +256414707135
Mr. Andrew Masaba Secondary
Principal Economist / Climate Finance Desk Officer, Development Assistance and Regional Cooperation
Ministry of Green Economy and Environment
Mr. Francis Mpampi Primary
National Coordinator
P.O. Box 50555, Corner of John Mbita and National, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone +260 21 1 252625
Mr Akabiwa Nyambe Secondary