Project Name: Energy Business Development (EBD)
Deadline: August 7th 2016
GVEP is implementing a programme to support development and growth of energy focused businesses in 4 countries in Africa, including Senegal: The Energy Business for Development (EBD) programme funded by the World Bank through the Russian government and co-funded by ENERGIA. The Objective is to strengthen the capacity of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to provide access to energy to rural communities as well as to support them in productive uses of energy.
In relation with productive uses of energy, the programme will support 3 different initiatives:
- Energy Opportunities for Women in Senegal (EOWAS) project: the programme will aim at increasing the effectiveness of women led businesses through productive uses of energy generally in off grid areas, including helping them acquire the necessary equipment and source of energy. This component is co-funded by ENERGIA.
- Energy Productive Use Support projects in collaboration with ASER:
- The programme will support productive uses of energy in newly electrified villages in collaboration with ASER.
- The programme will offer technical and business assistance to PREMs (Projets Energétiques Multi-Sectoriels).
- Technical Assistance to the Senegal National Biogas Programme (“PNB”): Support the national biogas programme to deploy 10,000 units of biogas systems for rural households by providing business and technical assistance to selected biogas companies. Under that component households receiving bio digesters are going to develop related activities, for instance fish farming or gardening activities that could benefit from an increase access to energy.
The project started in September 2015 and is ending in August 2017.
The overall goal of this study will be to capitalize and enrich the current tools used by GVEP to provide support to businesses in the field of productive uses of energy.
The study is comprised of 2 inter-related components:
- Component 1: review and assess the economic viability of 40 selected projects led by women to be supported with productive uses of energy and develop a standard methodology/toolkit to be used for future projects.
- Component 2: develop 12 factsheets for productive uses of energy in newly electrified villages and 12 factsheets for off grid areas.
Online Submission: firstname.lastname@example.org and Aminata.Sane@gvepinternational.org. Include “STUDY ON PRODUCTIVE USE OF ENERGY FOR SMES IN SENEGAL” in the subject line.
For more information you can download the request for proposal here.