CoGen in Africa

Companies, environment, and development network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank, Government of Mauritius, Indian private suppliers

“CoGen in Africa” Initiative is to promote biomass-based cogeneration in private-sector agro-processing industries across East Africa to realize the potential economic and environmental benefits. The initiative is jointly implemented by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank (AfDB) and AFREPREN/FWD. It has drawn on technical and policy expertise of Mauritius, where over half the country’s electricity comes from biomass-fed cogeneration facilities, which is a good example of South-South cooperation. Initially, it focuses on biomass-based agro- industries in 7 project countries.

Project activities address key barriers through grants for training, technical assistance, pre-feasibility/full feasibility studies, engineering studies, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) development / negotiations and mobilization of investment finance etc3. Key progresses to date include:

9 Full Scale Feasibility Studies commissioned • 20.8MW (3.8MWe + 17MWth) of efficient
Cogen systems installed in Kenya & Uganda
90MW (30MWe + 60MWth) Under construction in Uganda
103 People trained (85% of end of project target)
197 Investment Opportunities Identified

Support Type : 
Technical Assistance, Capacity Building
Open to Applications : 
Yes
Climate Objective : 
Mitigation
Administrator Type : 
Other
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Application Time Frame : 

Not specified

Direct Access : 
Not Applicable
Fund Size : 

Not applicable

Financing Award : 
Not Applicable
Trustee : 
Not applicable
Implementing Entity : 

AFREPREN/FWD

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

For country specific information and for information on national focal points, visit http://cogen.unep.org/nfp/

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

Multilateral collaboration between partner organizations.
Partners: Companies, environment, and development network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank, Government of Mauritius, Indian private suppliers

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Not specified

Contact Information

http://cogen.unep.org/

AFREPREN/FWD
P.O BOX 30979,
Nairobi 00100, GPO Kenya.
Tel: [254 20] 3873714
Fax: [254 20] 3861464/3876470/3740524
Telephone Line:
+254-20-3873714

Mobile Lines:
+254-722-509804,
+254-736-227776

Email: afrepren@africaonline.co.ke
Website: www.afrepren.org

Last Updated : 
28.03.17