Call for Investment Proposals – Financial Support Scheme (FSS) Lesotho

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Project Title:   Development of Cornerstone Public Policies and Institutional Capacities to acceleration

  Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Progress.

Background

The Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology (MEM) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) call for Investment Proposals is part of the implementation of a five year (2016 – 2021) Global Environment Facility (GEF)-financed “Development of Cornerstone Public Policies and Institutional Capacities to Accelerate Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Progress” Project in Lesotho. The project aims to catalyse investments in renewable energy-based mini-grids and Energy Centres, to reduce GHG emissions and contribute to the achievement of Lesotho’s Vision 2020 and SE4All goals. Further, the project will create a favourable legal, regulatory and market environment and build institutional, administrative and technical capacities to promote rural energisation through isolated mini-grids and Energy Centres. The project is expected to implement 10 mini-grids and 10 Energy Centres providing modern energy services to 1,000 rural households in the 5 districts of Mohale’s Hoek, Mokhotlong, Thaba-Tseka, Qacha’s Nek and Quthing. The project designed a Financial Support Scheme (FSS) and appointed United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) as the Responsible Party to manage and disburse grants to private developers, to kick start the market for the renewable energy technologies and minimise the risk associated with capital investment.

Eligible project developers are invited to submit proposals for establishment and operation of renewable energy-based mini-grids and Energy Centres in one or more selected sites in the 5 districts.

Deadline for submission of proposals is the 14th June 2019. UNCDF will offer a half-day session to guide applicants on submission requirements on 20th June 2019 at UN Conference Hall, UN House.

For full details and detailed Terms of Reference for this advertisement please go to local UNDP website: www.ls.undp.org

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