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First call for proposals: Modern Cooking Facility for Africa

7th June 2022

The clean cooking sector faces demand- and supply-side challenges that are limiting uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa. The potential for cost savings, health and environmental benefits of clean cooking solutions are lowered down as sustainable fuels and innovative business models lack financial support.

The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa programme, financed initially by Sweden and managed by Nefco, aims to accelerate innovation in the clean cooking space by incentivising companies offering innovative cooking solutions. The programme supports access to higher tier cooking applications including electric, biogas, bioethanol and solar thermal stoves, with strong emphasis on the sales of fuels associated with higher tier clean cooking technologies. Read more about the future of clean cooking, usage of sustainable cooking fuels and innovative business models here.

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Apply now for MCFA funding for expanding and scaling up your clean cooking business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC , Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Deadline for applications: 21 June 2022 at 12:00 Helsinki time (UTC +3). More information about the first Call for Proposals available here.

Opportunity: Women in Modern Energy Cooking (WMEC) initiative launched