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RFA: Investments to quantifiably reduce wood energy consumption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

  • August 07, 2022

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UNCDF, through its partnership with UNDP for the Central African Forestry Initiative’s Joint Program for the Sustainable Consumption and Partial Substitution of Wood Energy, currently has 12 investment partners through its Challenge Fund supporting business models promoting clean cooking solutions. UNCDF in DRC is now seeking to expand its portfolio of investment partners who are working to address energy applications and financial services that will reduce or partially substitute wood energy consumption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This expansion can include financial services or product innovations for clean cooking businesses, or wider energy applications that replace the use of wood energy with another more sustainable energy technology or fuel. Please note that while UNCDF has the mandate to do loans and guarantees, a separate EOI process is being launched for companies who are requesting loans and guarantees for similar activities in the DRC.

The “Investments to quantifiably reduce wood energy consumption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)” Grants RfA will provide technical assistance and grants for the design, implementation, or scale up of solutions that will improve access and sustainable usage of energy solutions that will reduce wood energy consumption. The grants and technical assistance seek to incentivize private sector companies to offer tailored products and services that meet the needs of clients who are looking to reduce current levels of consumption of biomass wood energy via other solutions such as LPG or improved cooking solutions. This can include non-energy companies who are involved in distribution of energy products such as improved biomass cookstoves.

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