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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 500 clean energy projects across Asia, Africa, Latin America and CIS & Central Asia. Globally, PFAN has raised over USD 1.25 billion of investment for 102 clean energy projects and contributed to the avoidance of 3.3 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 the Network can:

  • –  introduce projects for consideration for induction to the development pipeline;
  • –  be contracted to provide financing advisory services to selected PFAN development pipeline and financing forum projects, helping them achieve financial closure;
  • –  access the global network of investors and consultants;
  • –  participate in PFAN events.

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 though many of our members are contracted regularly to coach PFAN projects, we cannot guarantee that membership of the PFAN Network will lead to assignments.

 

 

Detailed Membership Information

 

The PFAN Mandate – What are we looking for?

PFAN is interested in strengthening its Network globally by attracting strong independent experts (both companies and individuals) in the field of financing and investment for clean energy and climate change. PFAN’s main objectives are to bridge the investment gap between investors and entrepreneurs and project developers by facilitating investment into promising clean energy and climate change projects. By doing so we seek to accelerate technology transfer and diffusion under the UNFCCC, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and promote low-carbon, sustainable economic development.

Key criteria for selection are:

  • –  Alignment of expertise with the PFAN mandate;
  • –  Expertise in project coaching and investment facilitation in emerging economies -and developing countries;
  • –  Alignment of activities with the PFAN Charter (§4);
  • –  Proximity of location to the markets PFAN serves.

 

 

PFAN Operations – Where do we work?

PFAN’s network of experts operates in different regions across the globe, including, but not limited to:

Asia

China, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan.

Central Asia and CIS

Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan

Sub-Saharan Africa

East Africa: Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania

West Africa: Cap Verde, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria

Southern Africa: Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America

Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Brazil

 

 

Joining the PFAN Network – What do you need to do?

Please carefully read the PFAN Charter, which outlines the regulatory and operational framework of PFAN activities and the PFAN Network. Pay special attention to Annexes 2-4:

  • –  Membership Accession Letter (Annex 2 to PFAN Charter)
  • –  Development Framework (Annex 3 to PFAN Charter)
  • –  General Terms and Conditions for PFAN Agreements on Consulting Services (Annex 4 to PFAN Charter)

With the Accession Letter (download here in .docx format) you will confirm your alignment with the PFAN Charter.

To apply for Accession as a company, include the following information in your submission:

  1. 1.  A Corporate Profile or Presentation of your company, specifying your activities, company size, geographical coverage, track record, reporting accounts, financial information, and similar contingent upon domestic laws pertaining to the maintenance of records and bookkeeping requirements. This can be in any appropriate form and you are welcome to use existing corporate presentations.
  2. 2.  A CV of the main contact person
  3. 3.  A short description (2-3 lines) of your company
  4. 4.  An official Logo of your company in any of the available web-compatible graphic formats, for inclusion in the members section of our Website
  5. 5.  The duly signed Accession Letter completed on your company’s letterhead

 

To apply for Accession as an individual, include the following information in your submission:

  • 1.  Your full CV and/or Biography
  • 2.  A short description of your current professional activity and/or a profile/presentation of the company of your current employment (if applicable)
  • 3.  The duly signed Accession Letter completed with your personal letterhead

 

From the point-of-view of acquired rights, duties & benefits according to the PFAN Charter, there is no difference between personal membership and corporate membership. In the case of a company’s membership, the Charter has to be internally approved by the appropriate management instance (eg. the Board) and the Accession Letter will need to be legally signed on behalf of the company by an appropriately approved management instance or duly appointed and approved representative of the management. However, from the financial perspective, all the payments within the PFAN framework will have to be executed to the listed PFAN member. It means that payments will be made to you, in case of your personal membership, or to your company’s account, if your company becomes a PFAN member.

All the above files and documents can be executed digitally. No hard copies are required.

 

Submitting your application for Accession – Whom do you need to contact?

To complete your accession application, submit the complete submission and supporting documents to the PFAN Project Officer:

Colin Brouillard – colin.brouillard@reeep.org

You will receive a confirmation of receipt after your submission.

 

PFAN Accession Acceptance / Declination – What happens next?

After the PFAN Project Officer reviews the completeness of your submission, the Global Coordinator may approach you to assess your compatibility and evaluate your potential role in the network in line with PFAN’s core activities and mission. In case of a successful application, you will receive the confirmation of your Network Membership through the fully signed Accession Letter, by yourself and the PFAN Global Coordinator, submitted to by the PFAN Project Officer.

The Accession Letter will allow you to engage with PFAN by providing PFAN services to project developers and attracting private investors from your or the Coordinator’s network. A successful Network Accession does not automatically entitle you to assignments. Your services will be contracted based on project demand and resource availability in accordance with the project’s development needs. With each allotted assignment, a PFAN Coaching Contract Service Order will be signed and the Terms of References will be negotiated with each project developer accordingly. Your assignment will be linked to deliverables as outlined in the Development Framework. PFAN does not pay retainers and does not contract on a time rate basis.

 

 

Current calls for proposals and upcoming Investor Forum events are listed below: