Africa Renewable Energy Access Program (AFREA)

The Africa Renewable Energy Access program (AFREA) was established in 2009 to help meet energy needs and widen access to energy services in Sub-Saharan African countries in an environmentally responsible way.


AFREA was set up through a US$28.875 million contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Clean Energy Investment Framework Multi-Donor Trust Fund (CEIF-MDTF) of the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).


AFREA funds support the implementation of the Africa Energy Unit (AFTEG) strategy and its clients, through analytical and advisory activities, while also providing recipient-executed technical assistance and investment grants that help speed up the deployment of renewable energy systems regionally.

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