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Call for expression of interest for local value addition and employment creation demonstration projects in sub-Saharan Africa


The second competition window under the Powering Opportunities Partnership (POP) is now open. It calls for demonstration projects related to Local Value Addition and Employment Creation in the upstream off-grid energy sector.

This competition aims to provide grant support to projects and partnerships which meet the following requirements: (a) operate in the off-grid energy sector, (b) test new or enhanced business models in the ‘upstream’ segments of the value chain, (c) are focused on growing the local share of value in the off-grid energy sector and/or local employment creation, and (d) are located in any Sub-Saharan African country, excluding South Africa.

The upstream elements of the off-grid energy value chain, include R&D, testing, manufacture and assembly. 

For more information please visit the Carbon Trust website

Deadline for submission: 17/05/19

The Powering Opportunities Partnership (POP), a component of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)’s wider Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme, is aimed at exploring how the off-grid sector can better stimulate local jobs and drive economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.