Fiches GB: 2019-11-19



Technical assistance
Renewable energy. N/A  N/A

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Technical Assistance to the supporting program for energy efficiency investments and renewable energy in Cameroon

Country : Cameroon
Client : GICAM
Start Date : 2019-11-19
Completion Date : 2019-11-19
Value of services : 914 700 €
Funder : AFD (French Development Agency ) .
Associate/Partner : Ginger Burgeap
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Description :
SUNREF is the Green Finance label of AFD and is established in more than 30 countries. The SUNREF Cameroon program is a financing scheme for companies with renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The promoters of renewable energy projects and EE can thus benefit from the network of commercial banks of loans at favorable conditions. Commercial banks are refinancing on a line of credit from the French Development Agency (AFD).
The Technical Assistance that is set up supports the GICAM and the banking partners (SCB Cameroon) in the implementation of the financing offer with as a result of its action:
• Strengthen the skills of GICAM and its members on EE and RE issues;
• Support GICAM to develop an energy culture in Cameroonian companies and contribute to the dissemination of information such as support for the implementation of EE and RE projects;
• Support partner banks in setting up marketing and communication strategies on the SUNREF line;
• Identify and build with the banking partners the portfolio of mature projects which then benefits from the SUNREF green financing line;
• Strengthen the skills of banks in the analysis of projects, project leaders and market players
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Description of the Actual Services Provided Full-time coordination is in place for the duration of the technical assistance mission (36 months):
• coordination of activities and expertise of short terms;
• GICAM support in the project management;
• skills transfer to Energy Adviser GICAM.
Short-term expertise for :
• implementation of training (partner Banks and GICAM) on Renewable Energy (Biomass, Solar, Hydroelectricity) and Energy Efficiency;
• support of project promoters in the development of their projects;
• verification of eligibility criteria and the technical audit of projects realized.