Become a Network Member
The below information explains how to join the PFAN network as a consultant and coach. If you are not a consultant but would like to get involved with PFAN’s work in another capacity, please consider joining us as a Network Partner.
PFAN is constantly expanding its network of specialist clean energy and financing consultants and advisors to scale up its activities. Members of the network can:
- Nominate projects for PFAN support;
- Be contracted to provide coaching services to selected PFAN projects, helping them to attract investment and reach financial close;
- Access PFAN’s global network of investors and consultants;
- Participate in PFAN events.
PFAN Network Members are acknowledged in the Network Members section of this website.
Membership of the network is free. We encourage any person who can demonstrate a track record in raising finance for clean energy and climate change projects to apply, especially persons based in countries where PFAN is active. All applications are 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
Who 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 adaptation. PFAN’s main objectives are to bridge the investment gap between investors on one side, and entrepreneurs and project developers on the other side, by facilitating investment in promising clean energy and climate change adaptation 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 low- and middle-income 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 globally in low- and middle-income countries. We accept applications to join the network from consultants based or working in the following countries:
Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Côte d’Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Saint Helena; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago.
Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama.
South and Southeast Asia:
Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam.
Central Asia and Eastern Europe:
Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Georgia; Iran; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Republic of Moldova; Tajikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan.
Cook Islands; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; Niue; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu ; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna.
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.
Applying for membership as a company
To apply for membership as a company, include the following information in your submission:
- 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.
- A CV of the main contact person
- A short description (2-3 lines) of your company
- An official logo of your company in any of the available web-compatible graphic formats, for inclusion in the members section of our website
- The duly signed Accession Letter completed on your company’s letterhead
Applying for membership as an individual
To apply for membership as an individual, include the following information in your submission:
- Your full CV and/or biography
- A short description of your current professional activity and/or a profile/presentation of the company of your current employment (if applicable)
- A brief description of your current professional activity for inclusion on our website
- The duly signed Accession Letter completed on your personal letterhead
In terms of any acquired rights, duties and benefits as stipulated in the PFAN Charter, there is no difference between personal membership and company membership. For a company membership, the Charter has to be internally approved at the appropriate management level (eg. the Board) and the Accession Letter will need to be signed on behalf of the company by an appropriately approved management instance or duly appointed and approved representative of the management.
However, please note that if any contract is signed with PFAN in the future, all payments by PFAN under such contract will be directed to the exact contracted party. For example, if you have a personal membership and in the future sign a contract for services with PFAN, payments will be made to your account upon receipt of an invoice from you; whereas if your company is a member and is contracted by PFAN in the future, payments under such contract will be made to your company’s account, upon receipt of a company invoice.
All the above files and documents can be submitted digitally. No hard copies are required.
Submitting your membership application
To complete your membership application, please submit it through our online application system.
You will receive a confirmation of receipt after your submission.
What happens after submission?
After the PFAN Project Officer reviews the completeness of your submission, the Global Coordinator or respective Regional Coordinator may approach you to assess your compatibility with PFAN and evaluate your potential role in the network in line with PFAN’s core activities and mission. If your application is successful, you will receive the confirmation of your Network Membership in an email, along with the Accession Letter signed by yourself and the PFAN Global Coordinator.
The Accession Letter will allow you to work with PFAN by providing PFAN services to project developers and engaging private investors from your or the coordinator’s network. 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.
Depending on the assignment, a specific PFAN coaching contract will be signed, which describes the Terms of References (scope of work), the coach’s deliverables and the project developer’s deliverables. PFAN does not pay retainers and does not contract on a time rate basis, but instead pays fixed amounts against contract deliverables.