Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

The development objective of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is to support sustainable private-sector led economic growth in African countries through the efficient utilization of presently untapped clean energy resources. SEFA has been designed to operate under three financing windows: project preparation, equity investments and enabling environment support.

Support provider 
Commitment by Denmark and the United States
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

SEFA is structured to respond to requests originated or championed by AfDB staff. All proposals received will be screened and pre-assessed against the basic eligibility criteria by the SEFA Secretariat, currently hosted in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC) of AfDB. In the case of external requests meeting the basic eligibility criteria and presenting a good pipeline opportunity, SEFA Secretariat will work with other departments with the view of identifying a champion to lead the internal review and approval of a proposal.
Eligibility and conditions for project preparation grant requests can be found here.

Applications can be submitted to

Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Private sector
Fund size 

USD 60 million

Co-financing required 
Application timeframe 

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or administrator 
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Contact information
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