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The UNCDF CleanStart Energy Access Challenge

The UNCDF CleanStart Energy Access Challenge supports financial institutions and other enterprises serving low-income people that want to pay for high-quality, affordable clean energy.

We are looking for commercially-driven business ideas that can achieve breakthroughs in consumer financing and/or energy value chain financing (e.g. for distributors, manufacturers). These ideas should be innovative either by being a new financial product, service or approach in the market, or by being a tested model that can quickly be scaled up in a new sector or geographic area. 

The CleanStart Energy Access Challenge supports proven entrepreneurs and management teams to keep innovation firmly on their current agenda while they also build out their businesses for future growth.  It will support those innovations that will have a ripple effect in the whole market and inspire others to adopt winning strategies.


Deadline: Monday, 21 September, 2015. 17:00 EAT


More information and forms: http://www.uncdf.org/en/call-expression-interest-eoi-cleanstart-energy-access-challenge