Call for proposals for feasibility studies

The ENACT (Enabling African Cities for Transformative Energy Access) project is calling for applications from energy-based small and medium enterprises and partnerships to conduct feasibility studies and draft a pilot project implementation plan for the delivery of clean cooking interventions in Susan’s Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The lack of access to modern forms of energy not only inhibits the growth of economies in urban centres, especially in informal settlements where energy access is lowest, it also puts people at risk of fire disasters from open fires and illegal or faulty electrical connections. Earlier this year, a blaze ripped through the overcrowded settlement of Susan’s Bay in Freetown, injuring hundreds and leaving thousands of people homeless. Decentralised, modern, and clean energy solutions can open new pathways for development and growth.

Funded by the UK Aid as part of its Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme and implemented by ICLEI Africa, Energy 4 Impact, and the Carbon Trust, the ENACT project aims to create an enabling environment to improve energy security in Africa’s urban areas, with a focus on the urban poor living in informal settlements, by introducing market-led interventions for improved energy access. To find out more about the project, visit the website: ENACT | ICLEI Africa.

ENACT’s funding is designed to create a market for companies or partnerships to implement locally viable, innovative, replicable, and scalable interventions that will improve access to clean cooking solutions for local communities, leading to improved health, social, and economic outcomes. Thus the funding for this ToR will support the service provider (company or consortium) to conduct a study towards a concrete project that will contribute to the core project objectives which include improving access to, and reliability of affordable clean cooking solutions for a large number of households and micro-enterprises based in Susan’s Bay, Freetown and/or surrounding settlements over the span of the project.

A budget up to a maximum of £35,000.00 in funding for each successful applicant (up to a maximum of three (3) service providers) will be provided. The service provider is expected to deliver the agreed activities and deliverables within a 3-month timeframe between January 2022 to April 2022

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