Contract tender opportunities for Transforming Energy Access.
Submission deadline: 18 September 2019
£22 million has been released in a new round of funding for innovation projects to support countries in sub-Saharan African and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. The funding is aimed at projects that address the energy trilemma: issues of cost, emissions and security of supply and energy access.
Submission deadline for Expression of Interest: 17 May 2019
The Powering Opportunities Partnership (POP), a component of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)’s wider Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme (https://www.carbontrust.com/tea/), is aimed at exploring how the off-grid sector can better stimulate local jobs and drive economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.
The second competition window under POP, is a call for demonstration projects related to Local Value Addition and Employment Creation (VA&EC) in the upstream off-grid energy sector.
Submission deadline for Expression of Interest: 27 March 2019
The Transforming Energy Access – Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) project aims to support the development of multidisciplinary postgraduate academic curricula at African higher education institutions to bridge the skills gap in Africa’s rapidly-growing energy access sector. TEA-LP invites proposals from African universities to receive financial and technical support for the development of energy access themed curricula, at postgraduate level, with a view to developing graduates with the skills and competencies to help grow the energy access sector.
Submission deadline: 29 March 2019
This initiative is strategically positioned to target the development junior and mid-level talent to target the skills and careers of local Africans. Specifically, the Off-Grid Talent Development Initiative aims to support the talent needs of off-grid energy enterprises, whilst empowering local nationals to pursue careers in the social impact sector in sub-Saharan Africa. The Off Grid Talent Initiative (OGTI) is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Skills and Expertise Development (SED) programme. OGTI aims to sustainably develop a generation of leadership in African enterprises.
Submission deadline: 28 February 2019
The Powering Opportunities Partnerships (POP) is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Supporting Clean Energy Partnerships programme. POP aims to demonstrate how the off-grid energy sector can stimulate local jobs and create local economic value in Sub-Saharan Africa, via a challenge fund supporting proposals that demonstrate innovation, partnerships and the potential for scalability and impact.