United Nation Foundation Power Africa: Beyond the Grid

United Nation Foundation, with other partners, will help catalyze $1 Billion of new investment in off-grid and small-scale energy solutions.

United Nation Foundation Power Africa: Beyond the Grid

Over five years, the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network along with other founding partners will help ‘Beyond the Grid’ leverage partnerships and direct investments of at least $1 billion into off-grid and small scale solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, helping to take innovative business models to scale and bringing electricity to an anticipated 20 million households and businesses.

The UN Foundation’s 1,600 member strong Energy Access Practitioner Network will help Power Africa and ‘Beyond the Grid’ advances the policy and regulatory frameworks necessary to overcome recurring constraints and create an enabling environment for greater access to financial and technical assistance historically not available to small energy businesses.

The Power Africa initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership among the United States government, governments in Africa, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the private sector.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

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  • United Nations Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2017
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