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Access Power -- Renewable Energy in Africa

posted May 9, 2016, 8:17 AM by Site Manager

Access Power is a developer, owner, and operator of power projects in emerging markets, focusing on Africa and the Middle East. The 2016 edition of the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) will provide US$7 million to support up to three projects in renewable energy in Africa. Submitted projects must be located in Africa; use a commercially proven technology for power generation; and be based on renewable energy or hybrid power generation. Short-listed applicants will take part in a final selection round in London during the Africa Energy Forum (June 2016). The submission period closes on 20 May 2016. Link

French Institute for Development Research (IRD) -- Research Collaboration France with Middle East

posted May 9, 2016, 7:58 AM by Site Manager

IRD and partner organizations announce a call for joint research projects between France and Egypt. The program is also open to research participation from Jordan and Lebanon. The thematic areas include water and water technology; renewable energy and green technology; environment; agriculture and livestock production; and others. The funding is €60 thousand per project over two years. The application deadline is 30 June 2016. Link 

CRDF Global -- Saudi and U.S. Research Collaboration

posted May 2, 2016, 6:02 AM by Site Manager

CRDF Global announces the 2016 Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. U.S. researchers will travel to Saudi Arabia for one semester (Spring 2017 or earlier) to participate in collaborative research with a KAUST research center. The research centers include themes in clean energy, Red Sea research, solar and photovoltaics engineering, water desalination and re-use, and several others. The application deadline is 15 June 2016. Link

Climate Technology Initiative (CTI PFAN) -- Clean Energy in Asia

posted May 2, 2016, 5:54 AM by Site Manager

The Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-7) invites entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams, and consortia with environmentally beneficial business to submit business plans for the development of clean energy and related technologies for South and Southeast Asia. The competition is open to projects or companies located in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Short-listed projects will receive coaching from professional experts to improve the business plans in preparation for a financing forum. The closing date is 20 June 2016. Link

Humboldt University -- Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund 2016-2017

posted May 2, 2016, 5:44 AM by Site Manager

The Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund at Humboldt University annually awards five scholarships for doctoral studies in the natural sciences to applicants from Arabic and other Islamic countries. The program for the current year seeks applicants in the disciplines of sustainable desert agriculture; plant-based medicine; and renewable energy. Eligible countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Applicants should have good written and spoken English, as well as communications skills in German. Applications from qualified women are particularly encouraged. The application deadline is 15 July 2016. Link

Global Village Energy Partnership -- Energy Enterprises in Africa

posted May 2, 2016, 5:21 AM by Site Manager

The Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) is a nonprofit organization to support the development and growth of small and medium energy businesses in developing countries, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa. GVEP offers business and technical services, as well as access to funding. GVEP accepts expressions of interest for energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa from entrepreneurs, management teams, and project developers. Applicants specify if they are seeking loans, investments, or grants. Link

U.S. Department of State -- Womens' Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:37 AM by Site Manager

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State will expand and deepen the Partnership on Womens' Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER). The program aims to empower women as entrepreneurs for technologies in clean energy at the grassroots level in poor and rural communities of East Africa, Nigeria, and India. The program is open to nonprofit NGOs and educational institutions in the U.S. and internationally, and to public international organizations. Funding Opportunity OES-OCC-16-005. The application deadline is 10 June 2016. Link

Foundation Future of the Carbon Market -- Markets for Carbon Emissions

posted Apr 11, 2016, 2:30 AM by Site Manager

The Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market” (Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes) promotes a market-based approach at a program level to reduce carbon emissions in developing countries. The program approach relies on start-up finance generated by the sale of tradable emissions certificates, combined with national policies and incentives favorable to emissions reductions. The Foundation posts funding guidelines and application forms, one for funding through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and another for funding external to the CDM. Proposals are reviewed continuously. Link

Global Cleantech Innovation Programme -- Clean Technology for SMEs 2016

posted Mar 31, 2016, 1:14 AM by Site Manager

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for small and medium enterprises is co-sponsored by the GEF, UNIDO, and national institutions in the participating countries. The GCIP aims to spur local innovations in energy efficiency, green buildings, renewable energy, waste management, and water efficiency. Participating countries include Armenia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey. Each country manages a competition to identify promising entrepreneurs and a business accelerator to connect them to potential investors, customers, and partners. The rules of participation, and the benefits of the program, vary by country. The application deadlines are: 29 April for South Africa, Link; 30 April for Malaysia, Link; 06 May for Thailand, Link; 15 May for India, Link; 15 May for Pakistan, Link; and 20 May for Turkey Link. Note: We have no information for Armenia.

Energy and Environment Partnership for Southern and East Africa -- 12th and 13th Calls for Proposals

posted Mar 31, 2016, 1:08 AM by Site Manager

The EEP for Southern and East Africa announces two new calls for projects in renewable energy, energy saving, and energy efficiency. Call 12 is for early-stage projects with grant funding in the range of €100 thousand to €300 thousand, and a co-financing requirement of at least 30%. Call 13 is for market-ready projects, with funding in the range of €200 thousand to €1 million, varying with co-financing contributions. Projects should be implemented in one or more of the following countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia. The deadline for first-stage applications is 25 April 2016. Link

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