Challenge Fund Compeition for Renewable Energy and Climate Change Business Projects in East Africa

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) provides grants and interest free loans to businesses who wish 
to implement innovative, commercially viable, high impact projects in Africa in the areas of agriculture,
financial services, renewable energy, and technologies for adapting to climate change. The AECF has launched
a new special funding window, Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT), to catalyze
private sector investment and innovation in low cost, clean energy and climate change technologies.
REACT seeks proposals to transform the way in which clean energy is provided to rural businesses and
households, provide solutions that will help small farmers adapt and reduce their vulnerability to climate
change, and increase financial services in support of clean energy and climate change solutions.
Proposals should combine commercial viability with development impact. African and International
for-profit companies are eligible to apply - there is no restriction on where the applicant company is from.
Funding is provided as grants and interest free repayable grants. Supported projects must take place in one
or more of the following countries in East Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Visit the AECF website to submit an
application online.

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