The Private Financing Advisory Network is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts, which offers free business coaching and investment facilitation to entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects in emerging markets.
Our goals are to build clean energy markets one business at a time, mitigate climate change and mobilise private investment in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Initiated by the UNFCCC and the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in 2006, PFAN is hosted jointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).About PFAN
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We work with you
Entrepreneurs & Businesses
The experts in our network offer free, personalised one-on-one coaching and targeted introductions to investors, providing a fast-track to investment.
Investors & Financial Institutions
We have a pipeline of investment-ready climate and clean energy projects selected for economic viability, environmental sustainability and social impact.
Consultants & Advisors
We are always on the lookout for new consultants who would like to be part of our global community and work with our exciting, high-potential projects.
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Next Application Deadline - 22 May 2022
Are you looking for funding for your climate or clean energy project or to scale up your existing business? PFAN’s expert network of advisors can help you get there. Selected PFAN projects undergo intensive one-on-one coaching to perfect their business plans, financial structures and investment pitches. Once investment-ready, projects may be invited to present at PFAN and partner events, or receive tailored investment facilitation services.
Latest News & Events
Launch of the PFAN Deal Book
In 2019, we re-invigorated our work in East Africa, and despite a tough 2020 and 2021 occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have managed to support over 68 projects in the region in various sectors and technology areas since then. In 2021, 8 PFAN-supported projects attracted about $26.7 million in various forms of capital. These […]Read further
Call for Climate and Clean Energy Projects: Deadline extended to 22 May 2022Read further
Spotlight on Clean Energy SMEs in Punjab: Scaling Up and Access to Finance
The Pakistan Private Sector Energy Project, funded by USAID and implemented by UNIDO and Private Financing Advisory Network, held a multi-stakeholder webinar focusing on Punjab province’s potential in the country’s clean energy transition on 24th February 2022. The event brought together diverse perspectives from academia, industry, government, development sector and financial institutions. The U.S. Consul […]Read further
PFAN featured in ‘Powering the Future: Clean Energy Innovation in Developing Markets’ at COP26
Launching: COP26 at the SDG7 Pavilion at 13:00-13:45 on 6th November 2021 PFAN is featured in the Powering the Future: Clean Energy Innovation in Developing Markets, a news-style programme co-produced by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and ITN Productions. The programme looks at the importance of accessing cleaner, greener energy for […]Read further
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development, while adhering to the following four strategic objectives: creating shared prosperity, advancing economic competitiveness, safeguarding the environment, and strengthening knowledge and institutions. In the pursuit of its mission, UNIDO supports entrepreneurship and facilitates innovation in low- and middle-income countries, while also ensuring that this enhances their progress towards a low-carbon and climate resilient future.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an international non-profit based in Vienna, Austria. REEEP designs and implements tailor-made financing mechanisms, utilising targeted injections of public funding to build dynamic, sustainable markets and ultimately make clean energy and energy efficiency technology accessible and affordable to all. REEEP invests primarily in disruptive approaches led by small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) players in low- and middle-income countries, facilitating market- and community-led energy transitions.