The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) has launched a new special funding window, Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT), to catalyze private sector investment and innovation in low cost, clean energy and climate change technologies. REACT seeks proposals to transform the way in which clean energy is provided to rural businesses and households, provide solutions that will help small farmers adapt and reduce their vulnerability to climate change, and increase financial services in support of clean energy and climate change solutions. Proposals should combine commercial viability with development impact. African and international for-profit companies are eligible to apply. (There is no restriction on where the applicant company is from.) Funding is provided as grants and interest free repayable grants. Supported projects must take place in one or more of the following countries in East Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Visit the AECF website to submit an application online.

Anjali Saini, B.Eng, MSc
The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
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