Call for Expression of Interest Powering Opportunities Partnership (POP) Local Value Addition and Employment Creation (VA&EC) demonstration projects in sub-Saharan Africa
The Powering Opportunities Partnership (POP), a component of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)’s wider Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme (https://www.carbontrust.com/tea/), is aimed at exploring how the off-grid sector can better stimulate local jobs and drive economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. This marks the second competition under the TEA POP component.
This Local Value Addition and Employment Creation (VA&EC) call is aimed at providing grant support to projects and partnerships which meet the following requirements: (a) operate in the off-grid energy sector, (b) test new or enhanced business models in the ‘upstream’ segments of the value chain, (c) are focused on growing the local share of value in the off-grid energy sector and/or local employment creation, and (d) are located in any Sub-Saharan African country, excluding South Africa.
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