The vast majority of people on the African continent cannot access or afford modern energy services.

The lack of sufficient, affordable and clean energy impacts human health and limits economic development potential. Energy poverty is compounded by a growing population and an increasing demand for energy.

We work towards realising Africa’s sustainable energy potential by supporting new low-carbon energy production, and scaling up energy efficiency and renewable energy in existing energy systems. We assist governments and private companies in the process of transitioning towards economically viable and renewable energy sources, and in developing energy solutions that are pro-poor.

We understand that in Africa, decisions about energy are intimately linked to decisions made in other sectors, through the water-energy-food nexus. We also recognise the current dependencies on biomass as a source of primary energy and, in this context, the high upfront costs of transitioning from biomass towards “modern energy.”

The public sector has the potential to catalyse the development of new energy models, both distributed and grid-connected, through collaborating with the private sector, communities and local government. To enable this synergy in growing economies, we support institutions in leveraging public investment to catalyse and direct private sector capital towards sustainable energy.

Slide DOWNLOAD SECTOR PROFILE • Conducting energy market landscape studies and assessments
• Preparing sustainable energy gaps and needs reports
• Formulating sustainable energy policies and strategies
• Conceptualising and conducting feasibility studies
• Developing project concept notes and investment frameworks
• Facilitating donor and investor exposure to bankable,
investment-ready projects
• Harnessing and structuring sustainable energy finance
• Identifying opportunities for corporate investment
• Structuring sustainable energy investment funds and facilities
• Building sustainable energy decision-support tools
• Navigating the Energy-Water-Food nexus and climate implications
• Operationalizing institutional architecture and governance arrangements
• Engaging with stakeholders
• Facilitating consultative processes related to energy
• Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods to assess initiatives
Our expertise includes: • Conducting energy market landscape studies
and assessments
• Preparing sustainable energy gaps and
needs reports
• Formulating sustainable energy policies
and strategies
• Conceptualising and conducting feasibility
studies
• Developing project concept notes and
investment frameworks
• Facilitating donor and investor exposure
to bankable,
investment-ready projects
• Harnessing and structuring sustainable
energy finance
• Identifying opportunities for corporate
investment
• Structuring sustainable energy investment
funds and facilities
• Building sustainable energy decision-
support tools
• Navigating the Energy-Water-Food nexus
and climate implications
• Operationalizing institutional architecture
and governance arrangements
• Engaging with stakeholders
• Facilitating consultative processes related
to energy
• Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods
to assess initiatives

FEATURED PROJECT

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WHO TO CONTACT

Dan Seddon-Daines

Practice Lead