FP211

Hardest-to-Reach

Hardest-to-Reach

560 million people in the sub-Saharan region live without electricity and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future without adequate intervention. Investment barriers such as risky and nascent market, hard-to-reach locality, and lack of supporting infrastructure keep traditional off-grid solar companies from investing in projects that could benefit hard-to-reach communities. The unelectrified communities of these countries risk being trapped in energy poverty and climate vulnerability. Delivering clean, affordable, and climate-resilient energy to these vulnerable communities will be a crucial component of climate action not only in the sub-Saharan region, but for the African continent.

The H2R programme aims to provide affordable and green energy access to first-time users in low-income populations in 16 countries in Africa. The programme will support off-grid solar companies to enter and grow in these underserved markets by providing flexible financing that matches the needs of the companies. The programme seeks to mobilise a blend of donor and private finance to deliver off-grid solar solutions to least developed communities via pay-as-you-go financing methods. The goal is to close a historically persistent energy gap in sub-Saharan countries, thereby contributing to a more just and inclusive energy systems transition.

Technical assistance through the GCF Project Preparation Facility (PPF) was deployed to support the Accredited Entity in the development of this project's funding proposal (FP).

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
9,944,285
Indirect
44,387,027
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

22 May 2022 - 418 days

Concept note received

22 May 2022

Funding proposal received

09 Jan 2023

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

20 Apr 2023

Cleared by iTAP

19 Jun 2023

Approved

13 Jul 2023 - 345 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

13 Jul 2023

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

10 Oct 2023

FAA executed

04 Dec 2023

Under implementation

To be completed
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 10,000,000
GrantUSD 5,000,000
EquityUSD 50,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 65,000,000

Co-financing

Co-financerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 40,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 15,000,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 10,000,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 60,000,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 60,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 185,000,000

GCF Contacts

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Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

Acumen Fund, Inc.
Ms. Lynn Roland
Primary

General Counsel
Phone +1 (212) 566-8821
lroland@acumen.org
Mr. Samuel Jewett
Secondary

ESG Insights Manager
40 Worth Street, Suite 303, New York, United States
Phone +1(612)505-8006
sjewett@acumen.org
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Benin
Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Martin Aïna Primary
Director General, Division of Climate Change
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 96613936
maina@gouv.bj
marnickson@yahoo.fr
Mr. Théodore Domingo Secondary
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 97764297
stheodorecossi@yahoo.fr
Burkina Faso
Prime Ministry
Mr. Nebyida Lamech KABORE Primary
Policy Officer
Phone +22676 51 50 80
Phone +226 78 29 27 26
nebyidal@yahoo.fr
nebalamech@gmail.com
Mr. Basile OUEDRAOGO Secondary
Policy Officer
Phone +226 78 16 48 58
Phone +226 67 29 24 54
basileouedraogo3@yahoo.fr
Burundi
Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, and Livestock
Mr. Diomède NDAYIRUKIYE Primary
Director General of Land Use Planning, Irrigation and Land Protection
Phone +257 79942336/69733653
bandiom@yahoo.fr
Mr. Jean Mbarushimana Secondary
Phone +257 71 307 924
Phone +257 68123 426
jeanclaudembu@gmail.com
Chad
Ministry of the Environment, Fisheries and Sustainable Development
Mr. Abakar MOURNO ABDOULAYE Primary
Expert Environmentaliste
Avenue Idriss Miskine, N’djamena, Chad
Phone +235 60 28 28 10
Phone +235 90 88 01 01
abmournofils12@gmail.com
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
Guinea
The National Directorate of the Environment
Mr. Pierre LAMAH Primary
Executive Secretary of the National Designated Authority of the Green Climate Fund
Coléah Lansébounyi, Commune de Matam, Conakry, Guinea
Phone +224 621 773 443
pierlam_georgsoncol17@yahoo.fr
Mr. Mamadou Oury BARRY Secondary
Substitute
Coléah Lansébounyi- Commune de Matam, Conakry, Guinea
Phone +224 622 802 465
barry8763@gmail.com
Guinea-Bissau
Ministry of the Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Action
Ms. Akssana Mota Primary
Senior Technician
Palacio do Governo, Avenida dos Combatentes da Liberdade da Patria, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Lesotho
Ministry of Energy and Meteorology
Mokoena France Primary
Director (a.i.) Lesotho Meteorological Services
Phone +266 223 17250
Phone +266 59070225
mokoena.france@gov.ls
Mr Habofanoe Augustinus Makopela Primary
Deputy Principal Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Meteorology Private Bag A91, Maseru, Lesotho
Phone +266 59030095
Phone +266 22322334
habofanoem@yahoo.com
Malawi
Environmental Affairs Department
Mrs. Tawonga Mbale-Luka Primary
Director
Environmental Affairs Department Private Bag 394 Lilongwe 3, Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone +265 1 771 111
Phone +265 1 773 379
tawongam@yahoo.com
Evans Njewa Secondary
Environmental Affairs Department Lilongwe 3, Malawi., Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone +265 1 771 111
Phone 265 1 770 359
Phone +265 8888 53245
Phone +265 9948 53245
evansnjewa@gmail.com
hannahkasongo@yahoo.com
Mozambique
Ministry of Economy and Finance – National Directorate for Monitoring and Evaluation
Mr. Albano Manjate Primary
Deputy National Director of Monitoring and Evaluation
Phone +258 828969570
Phone +258 843969570
albanomanjate@gmail.com
Niger (the)
National Council of the Environment for Sustainable Development (CNEDD)
Dr. Kamaye Maâzou Primary
Executive Secretary
Cabinet du Premier Ministre, PL 17 Rue du Gouverneur Jules Brévié, BP 10193, Niamey, Niger, Niamey, Niger (the)
Phone +227 207 22 559
Phone +27 9698 7470
Phone +227 9022 1700
kamayemaazou@yahoo.fr
kmaazou@gmail.com
Sierra Leone
Environment Protection Agency
Dr. Abu-Bakar Massaquoi Primary
Executive Chairman
92 Dundas Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Mr. Sheku Kanneh Secondary
Chief Director
92 Dundas Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Somalia
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Her Excellency Amb. Khadija Almakhzoumi Primary
Minister
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia
Phone +252617008375
minister@moecc.gov.so
Mr. Sharmarke Dubow Primary
Senior Technical Advisor
Phone +252770984877
sharmarke.dubow@moecc.gov.so
Mr. Abdullahi Ali Secondary
Climate Adaptation Specialist
Phone +252613983913
najeb@moecc.gov.so
Togo
Directorate of Environment, Ministry of Environment
Ms. Méry YAOU Primary
Director of Environment
240 rue des Nîmes Lomé - Togo -, Lomé, Togo
Phone (+228) 22 21 51 97/90148744
Phone (+228) 90148744
ymery69@yahoo.fr
fondverttogo@grnail.com
Mr. Komi Sossou SOSSOU Secondary
Environmentalist, head of planning unit
240 rue des Nîmes Lomé - Togo, Lomé, Togo
Uganda
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Mr. Ramathan Ggoobi Primary
Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury
Phone +256414707135
ramathan.ggoobi@finance.go.ug
Ms. Maris Wanyera Secondary
Ag. Director Debt and Cash Policy
Phone +256772426456
maris.wanyera@finance.go.ug
Mr. Juvenal Muhumuza Secondary
Ag. Commissioner, Development Assistance and Regional Cooperation Department
Phone +256781051485
juvenal.muhumuza@finance.go.ug
Mr. Denis Mugagga Secondary
Head, Climate Finance Unit
Phone +256782805422
Phone +256702440655
denis.mugagga@finance.go.ug
Zambia
Ministry of Green Economy and Environment
Mr. Billy Katontoka Primary
National Coordinator
Phone +260 211 252625
Phone +260 97 5366274
billy.katontoka@mgee.gov.zm
Ms. Brenda Simainga Secondary
Environmental Specialist Readiness Support
Phone +260 211 252625
Phone +260 97 2823232
brenda.simainga@mgee.gov.zm

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