Africa Go Green (IFC-46290)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jan 31, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
AfricaGoGreen Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency S.C.S. (SICAV-RAIF)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Equity, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 47.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 250.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 24, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Sep 8, 2022

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Project Description
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Africa Go Green (“AGG”) is a dedicated pan-African greenhouse gas emission reduction debt fund, established by KFW with the support from the German Government. AGG primarily focuses on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy opportunities, with a prioritization on West African countries. AGG is raising up to US$250 million capital comprised of debt, senior equity and junior equity. AGG will provide medium to long-term debt, mezzanine financing, and guarantees as well as technical assistance for green housing, green appliances, industrial energy efficiency and green mobility sectors.    

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The project is categorized as FI-2 by the IFC.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

The proposed investment of up to US$47 million is comprised of: (i) up to US$30 million debt for IFC’s own account; (ii) up to US$15 million senior equity from IDA PSW Blended Finance Facility (“IDA PSW BFF”); and (iii) up to US$2 million senior equity for IFC’s own account.

Financial Intermediary
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Private Actors Description
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From the IFC's website:

In addition to a ca. US$50 million junior equity anchor investment from KFW, and equity commitments from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, the African Development Bank and the Nordic Development Fund, AGG will have multiple shareholders, including IFC, and will be managed by Lion’s Head Global Partners (“LHGP AM”) and its EU AIFM: LHNL AM BV.. LHGP provides fund raising, investment planning, deal sourcing, and fund management services. To date LHGP has raised four debt funds with commitments of nearly US$600 million. LHGP is part of Lion’s Head Group, a leading investment banking and asset management firm established in 2008 and focused on frontier and emerging economies. LHG maintains a team of 60 professionals across offices in London, Nairobi, Lagos, New York, Dubai, and Amsterdam. Clients include a diverse array of corporations, development finance institutions, sovereigns, and foundations.

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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

Financial Intermediary - Lion's Head Global Partners:

Laurène Aigrain - Executive Director, Africa Go Green Fund
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 0400
Address: Africa Go Green Fund, 130 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA


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