KawiSafi II (GCF-FP210)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 13, 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.
Acumen Fund, Inc.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Equity, Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 52.50 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.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 2.50 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)
$ 210.00 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 @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the GCF, the KawiSafi II project will create a USD 200 million venture equity fund aimed at closing the investment gap in three key areas where sub-Saharan countries struggle to find investors: energy transition, productivity, and mobility & logistics. Standing on the shoulders of the first KawiSafi project, the fund will invest in local enterprises developing scalable climate action projects to the benefit of climate-endangered African communities. Beyond funding, KawiSafi II will establish a USD 10 million technical assistance facility to enable these entities to maximise their climate impact while ensuring the implementation of robust management systems to address any potential environmental, social and governance risks that may arise.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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According to Bloomberg, Acumen Fund, Inc. operates as an investment company focusing on smaller companies. They provide seed and early-stage investments to bring products to market and begin to scale. The Organization raises patient capital that allows long-term debt and equity investments within agricultural inputs, education and clean energy.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Acumen Fund Client Finance

Contact Information
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Financial Intermediary - Acumen Fund, Inc.:

Website: https://acumen.org/

Ms. Lynn Roland - General Counsel
Phone: +1 (212) 566-8821
Email: lroland@acumen.org

Ms. Katherine Montgomery - Director of Business Development, Government Partnerships
Phone: +254 716 252 802
Email: kmontgomery@acumen.org

National Agencies Involved:

Ivory Coast - Minister's Office, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development:

Address: Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Mr. Marcel Yao - Public Policy, Climate Change and Ecological Transition Expert / Technical Advisor to the Minister in charge of International Cooperation and Resource Mobilization
Phone: +225 0707791504 / +225 2720239900
Email: ensamarcel@yahoo.fr / yaomarcelclimat@gmail.com

Mr. Kouadio Philippe - Deputy Director of Climate Change
Phone: +225 07924334
Email: k.kouadio@environnement.gouv.ci / kumasphil@gmail.com

Democratic Republic of Congo - National Coordination of the Green Climate Fund:

Prof. Isaac Kalonda Kanyama - National Coordinator and GCF Focal Point for the Democratric Republic of the Congo
Phone: +243826631495
Email: isaac.kalonda@medd.gouv.cd / ikkanyama@outlook.com

Ms. Francine Katanga Mutanda - Deputy GCF Coordinator
Email: francinek24@gmail.com 

Kenya - The National Treasury:

Dr Chris Kiptoo - Principal Secretary
Address: Treasury Building 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20 224 0051
Email: pstnt@treasury.go.ke

Mr. Malik Aman - Ag. Head, Climate Finance & Green Economy Unit
Phone: +254 720 771774
Email: malikaman@me.com

Mr. Hillary Korir - Senior Economist
Phone: +254 722 644736
Email: hillary.korir@treasury.go.ke

Nigeria - National Council on Climate Change:
Dr. Salisu Dahiru - Director General
Address: Headquarters Mabushi, Abuja, Nigeria
Phone: +234 8030570625
Email: salisu.dahiru@natccc.gov.ng / sdahiru85@gmail.com
Rwanda - Rwanda Environment Management Authority:
Mrs. Juliet Kabera - Director General
Phone: +250 788 514 577
Email: jkabera@rema.gov.rw / mdukuze@rema.gov.rw / daliedukuze@gmail.com
Uganda - Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development:
Mr. Ramathan Ggoobi  - Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury
Phone: +256414707135
Email: ramathan.ggoobi@finance.go.ug
Mr. Andrew Masaba  - Principal Economist / Climate Finance Desk Officer, Development Assistance and Regional Cooperation
Phone: +256 782 177 125 / +256 414 707 161
Email: andrew.masaba@finance.go.ug / Juvenal.Muhumuza@finance.go.ug / Isaac.Katabalwa@finance.go.ug
Zambia - Ministry of Green Economy and Environment:
Mr. Francis Mpampi  - National Coordinator
Address: P.O. Box 50555, Corner of John Mbita and National, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: +260 21 1 252625
Mr Akabiwa Nyambe
Email: akabiwa.nyambe@ndazambia.gov.zm


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