Hardest-to-Reach (GCF-FP211)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Togo
  • 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
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
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
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)
$ 65.00 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.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 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

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Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the GCF, the H2R programme aims to provide affordable and green energy access to first-time users in low-income populations in 16 countries in Africa. The programme will support off-grid solar companies to enter and grow in these underserved markets by providing flexible financing that matches the needs of the companies. The programme seeks to mobilise a blend of donor and private finance to deliver off-grid solar solutions to least developed communities via pay-as-you-go financing methods. The goal is to close a historically persistent energy gap in sub-Saharan countries, thereby contributing to a more just and inclusive energy systems transition.

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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:

Benin - Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development:

Address: 01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin

Mr. Martin Aïna - Director General, Division of Climate Change
Phone: +229 96613936
Email: maina@gouv.bj / marnickson@yahoo.fr

Mr. Théodore Domingo
Phone: +229 97764297
Email: stheodorecossi@yahoo.fr

Burkina Faso - Prime Ministry:

Mr. Nebyida Lamech Kabore - Policy Officer
Phone: +22676 51 50 80 / +226 78 29 27 26
Email: nebyidal@yahoo.fr / nebalamech@gmail.com

Mr. Basile Ouedraogo - Policy Officer
Phone: +226 78 16 48 58 / +226 67 29 24 54
Email: basileouedraogo3@yahoo.fr

Burundi - Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, and Livestock:

Mr. Diomède Ndayirukiye - Director General
Phone: +257 79942336/69733653
Email: bandiom@yahoo.fr

Mr. Jean Mbarushimana
Phone: +257 71 307 924 / +257 68123 426
Email: jeanclaudembu@gmail.com

Chad - Ministry of the Environment, Fisheries and Sustainable Development:

Mr. Abakar Mourno Abdoulaye - Expert Environmentaliste
Address: Avenue Idriss Miskine, N’djamena, Chad
Phone +235 60 28 28 10 / +235 90 88 01 01
Email: abmournofils12@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

Guinea - The National Directorate of the Environment:

Address: Coléah Lansébounyi, Commune de Matam, Conakry, Guinea

Mr. Pierre Lamah - Executive Secretary of the National Designated Authority of the Green Climate Fund
Phone +224 621 773 443
Email: pierlam_georgsoncol17@yahoo.fr

Mr. Mamadou Oury Barry - Substitute
Phone: +224 622 802 465
Email: barry8763@gmail.com

Guinea Bissau - Secretariat of State of the Environment, General Direction of the Environment:

Mr Viriato Cassamá
Address: Avenida dos Combatentes da Liberdade da Pátria Palácio do Governo, Bissau, Guinée-Bissau, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Phone: +245 578 4046 / +245 678 4046
Email: cassamavilus@gmail.com

Lesotho - Ministry of Energy and Meteorology:

Address: Ministry of Energy and Meteorology Private Bag A91, Maseru, Lesotho

Mokoena France - Director (a.i.) Lesotho Meteorological Services
Phone: +266 223 17250 / +266 59070225
Email: mokoena.france@gov.ls

Mr Habofanoe Augustinus Makopela - Deputy Principal Secretary
Phone: +266 59030095 / +266 22322334
Email: habofanoem@yahoo.com

Malawi - Environmental Affairs Department:

Mrs. Tawonga Mbale-Luka - Director
Address: Environmental Affairs Department Private Bag 394 Lilongwe 3, Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: +265 1 771 111 / +265 1 773 379
Email: tawongam@yahoo.com

Evans Njewa - Environmental Affairs Department Lilongwe 3, Malawi., Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: +265 1 771 111 / +265 1 770 359 / +265 8888 53245 / +265 9948 53245
Email: njewae@yahoo.com

Mozambique - Ministry of Economy and Finance, National Directorate for Monitoring and Evaluation:

Mr. Albano Manjate - Deputy National Director of Monitoring and Evaluation
Phone: +258 828969570 / +258 843969570
Email: albanomanjate@gmail.com

Niger - National Council of the Environment for Sustainable Development:

Dr. Kamaye Maâzou - Executive Secretary
Address: Cabinet du Premier Ministre, PL 17 Rue du Gouverneur Jules Brévié, BP 10193, Niamey, Niger, Niamey, Niger (the)
Phone +227 207 22 559 / +27 9698 7470 / +227 9022 1700
Email: kamayemaazou@yahoo.fr / kmaazou@gmail.com

Sierra Leone - Environment Protection Agency:

Dr. Bondi Gevao - Executive Chairman
Phone: +23230082924 / +23279049175
Email: gevaob@yahoo.com / bondi.gevao@epa.gov.sl

Somalia - Ministry of Environment and Climate Change:

Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia

Her Excellency Amb. Khadija Almakhzoumi - Minister
Phone +252617008375
Email: minister@moecc.gov.so

Mr. Abdirashid Ateye - Technical Focal Point
Phone: +252717043772
Email: aateye@moecc.gov.so

Dr. Abdullahi Khalif - Senior Principle
Phone: +252614392902
Email: akhalif@moecc.gov.so

Dr. Jaabir Hussein - Climate Change Specialist
Phone: +252634455580
Email: jaabir@moecc.gov.so

Togo - Directorate of Environment, Ministry of Environment:

Address: 240 rue des Nîmes Lomé - Togo -, Lomé, Togo

Ms. Méry Yaou - Director of Environment
Phone: (+228) 22 21 51 97/90148744 / (+228) 90148744
Email: ymery69@yahoo.fr / fondverttogo@grnail.com

Mr. Komi Sossou Sossou - Environmentalist, head of planning unit
Phone: +228 90 96 44 36
Email: jean2valere@yahoo.fr / komis4436@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
Email: francis.mpampi@ndazambia.gov.zm

Mr Akabiwa Nyambe
Email: akabiwa.nyambe@ndazambia.gov.zm


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