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1 March 2017. The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Grand Challenge for Development (SOGE), hosted this webinar to discuss SOGE’s new funding.
SOGE is a partnership of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Power Africa, UK Department for International Development’s Energy Africa campaign (DFID), and the Shell Foundation. The Grand Challenge seeks to accelerate growth in the off-grid energy market. SOGE funds early stage companies, incentivizes technological innovation, and supports critical elements of the off-grid ecosystem.
The new USAID funding opportunity is designed to increase private-sector investment in the household solar market, and support innovative technology solutions and business models across the household solar value chain that provide, or support the provision of, affordable energy access to low-income households and small businesses across sub-Saharan Africa. This funding window requires a 2:1 private investor commitment to proposed USAID funding.
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- Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
- Presentation—Molly Doyle: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions across Sub-Saharan Africa
For additional information on the Scaling Off-Grid Energy funding opportunity, please visit www.scalingoffgrid.org/
investment-window. You may also send any questions and investor introductions to SOGE@usaid.gov (please also cc GDA@usaid.gov).