West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing, WAFCEF, invites West Africa’s entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing companies with promising clean energy projects (renewable energy resources and energy efficiency) to participate in a business plan competition and stand a chance to receive an initial capital investment in excess of $1,000,000 from Investors. Shortlisted projects will attend a project development and financing workshop and will receive free individual professional mentoring to further develop their business plans, develop convincing investment pitches, and formulate a commercially, financially, socially and environmentally viable growth strategy that in turn will significantly enhance the possibility of obtaining financing. During the final event that will take place next year, up to ten winners will present their business plans to investors, industry specialists and business executives interested in funding clean energy. These private sector judges select the top three projects to receive West African Clean Energy Financing awards.

Following to the Business Plan Competition Awards, all Investment Forum participants will be invited to attend a one-day Dialogue on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency which will provide an opportunity for dialogue with policymakers on policies, regulations and laws and investment in clean energy in West Africa.
This competition is being supported and promoted by Power Africa, the United StatesAgency for International Development (USAID), the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), the African Development Bank’s (AfDB), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), and the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). The co-Organizers /Event Partners include Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD), and African Biofuels and Renewable Energy Company (ABREC), affiliated with ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).

Submissions are due December 12.
The submission of Project Proposal and Excel Project Data Sheet must be made by Midnight (Greenwich Meridian Time) December 12 to


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