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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The experts in our network offer free, personalised one-on-one coaching and targeted introductions to investors, providing a fast-track to investment.
We have a pipeline of investment-ready climate and clean energy projects selected for economic viability, environmental sustainability and social impact.
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.
2022 was a year of global challenges: ongoing impacts of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine resulted in a significant increase in food and energy prices and tightening financial conditions, all factors which are hindering the efforts towards the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite these difficult circumstances, PFAN […]Read further
PFAN is pleased to launch the 2022 AgriPitch Competition together with the African Development Bank, Private Equity Support and EldoHub on 17 October 2022 under the theme: “The Role of Africa’s Youth within African Food Systems.” The AgriPitch competition aims to support young African entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector – or “agripreneurs” – by improving […]Read further
The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) and Serengeti Energy’s Umoja Incubator has announced the 2022 winner following its first Umoja incubator workshop in Cape Town, South Africa that ran from 14th November 2022 to 18th November 2022. The Umoja Incubator was launched in June 2022 where renewable energy developers had the opportunity to submit their projects […]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.