PFAN screens business plans, selects the most economically viable and environmentally beneficial projects, and provides multiple rounds of coaching and guidance before projects are presented to investors. PFAN is now working with more than 358 clean energy projects across Asia, Africa, Latin America and CIS & Central Asia. Globally, PFAN has raised over USD 1.2 billion of investment for 87 clean energy projects and contributed to the avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2e emissions p.a.
PFAN is constantly expanding its network of specialist clean energy and financing consultants and advisors to scale up its activities. Consultant Members of Network can
Membership of the network is free and open to all applicants (especially consultants based in regions and countries of PFAN operations) who can demonstrate a track record in raising finance for clean energy and climate change projects, but is subject to a rigorous screening and vetting process. Please note that during the transition to UNIDO/REEEP hosting arrangement for the new PFAN, membership applications may be asked to wait until the transition is complete.
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PFAN has launched a call for proposals for climate and clean energy projects and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Selected projects will receive no-cost coaching by professional consultants and, once they are investment-ready, benefit from PFAN’s Investment Facilitation services. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or scale-up clean energy or other climate change-related projects and seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply. This is an open-ended call for proposals without a deadline.
The coaching support provided through the PFAN Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia will help entrepreneurs develop and refine a financially viable and socially and environmentally sustainable business plan, to be employed in subsequent investor outreach. After completing the coaching phase, the projects will receive assistance in terms of financial mobilisation, deal making facilitation and other follow-up support.
The eligible countries for this request for proposals can be found in Annex 1 of the Prospectus for this Project Development and Financing Initiative.
Focus of the Request for Proposal
The project/business must promote or use clean energy and/or climate resilience technologies, products or services, including, but not limited to the following technology areas:
Submission of Applications and Supporting Material
All submissions are to be made online through PFAN’s Climate-Invest Management system. Applications submitted via email cannot be considered.
In order to be considered, applicants must complete the following 3 steps:
- Registration through the online PFAN Climate-Invest Management System
- Completion of the online Application Form in the PFAN Climate-Invest Management System
- Submission of a Project Proposal and supporting documents through the online PFAN Climate-Invest Management System.
More detailed information about the process can be found in the Prospectus of the Call for Proposals.
Please note the project proposal document to be uploaded should be in MS Word format, and should not exceed 20 pages including the cover page, contents, charts, and tables. Shorter documents are preferable to longer ones. Page setup, spacing, font size and type face are at your discretion but the document should be reader friendly. A maximum of 3 annexes may be used to provide additional information (e.g. the cash flow model in MS Excel format) provided that these do not exceed a further 10 pages of written information or the combined data volume limit. The total data volume of all files submitted to PFAN should not exceed 20 MB. PFAN reserves the right to not evaluate any proposals which exceed the data limit or the page limit.
To start, please register and then log in to the Climate Invest system using the buttons below.
Participants selected to advance into the next round will be notified in due course depending on the evaluation cycle, ranging from 3 to 6 months. Once a project is selected, it will receive coaching from professional experts
Disclaimer: PFAN uses Climate-Invest, a grant management portal, to manage the PFAN project pipeline. However, PFAN does not provide any form of grant and offers technical assistance only.
Selected projects will be assigned a coach according to their needs and requirements. They will receive the following PFAN services:
Coaching will be provided by industry experts, consultants, advisors, as well as other members of the PFAN Network. The nominated coaches have extensive experience in providing advisory services to clean energy businesses across the globe.
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We look forward to receiving your submission!
PFAN is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).
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PFAN has launched a call for proposals for climate and clean energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Selected projects will receive coaching from experienced professionals and will be introduced to interested investors. Entrepreneurs seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply. There is no deadline for this call for proposals, however, to be considered for participation in the PFAN Climate & Clean Energy Investment Forum to be held in Nairobi in April 2018, proposals must be submitted by January 31.
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