The overall objective of the EEP S&EA is to contribute to the reduction poverty by promoting inclusive and job-creating green economy and by improving energy security in the Southern and East Africa regions while mitigating global climate change. The EEP S&EA is jointly funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, the UK’s Department for International Development and The Austrian Development Agency. EEP implementation started in March 2010.
Over the past four years Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) S&EA Programme has funded over 200 hundred projects which all aim to provide sustainable energy services to the poor and combate the climate change. To qualify for the EEP support, projects should also demonstrate high innovation in delivering energy services, facilitating technology transfer, encouraging cooperation and local stakeholders’ participation in projects.
The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme of Southern and East Africa is funding projects in all fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, bridging the gap between a good idea and a bankable project. The projects are selected through two funding windows from early stage to market ready projects, including last mile feasibility studies, pilots, demonstrations, commercial scale-ups, replication and rejuvenating projects.