Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)


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The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is a multi-donor trust fund administered by the AfDB and resourced by Denmark and the US with a total pledge of USD 60 million. It aims to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

 Eligibility to Receive Funding

Governmental and non-governmental entities, including the private sector

Regional Focus: Africa

Sector Focus

The fund has three windows:

  • Support of project preparation through grants and technical assistance;
  • Equity investments to address the lack of access to early stage capital for small-and medium-sized projects;
  • Support to the public sector (grants) to develop enabling environments for private sector investments in the sustainable energy space in Africa, e.g. capacity-building measures or the design and implementation of legal, regulatory and policy regimes that provide clear and predictable rules for project development, implementation and operation.

Funding Conditions: Grants and concessional loans

Application Procedure

Proposals will be assessed against the basic eligibility criteria of the SEFA Secretariat, currently hosted in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC) of AfDB. More information can be found online.


African Development Bank Group

Avenue Joseph Anoma

01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01

Côte d’Ivoire

Technical contact (Secretariat): (

Resource Mobilization Focal Point: Ms. Delphine

ClercToure, Senior Resource Mobilization Officer


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