Frontier Finance Solutions (a Cardano Development initiative)

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KEY FACTS Part of the Cardano Development family of companies, Frontier Finance Solutions is creating a Development Impact Bond (DIB) to finance companies bringing better cooking solutions to market in sub-Saharan Africa. The DIB combines several impact measures using the Gold Standard multi-SDG impact methodology, including: Reduced CO2 emissions Improved life expectancy Time saved by…

Nigeria Off-Grid Market Accelerator (NoMAP)

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Key Facts Off-grid sector analysis of gaps/opportunities has drawn support from over 30 organisations including government, donors and impact investment funds NoMAP aims to reduce market barriers to energy access through high-impact initiatives in Nigeria, working in partnership with key stakeholders. In its first year, the market acceleration programme is focused on: Building market data…

Uganda Off-Grid Energy Market Accelerator (UOMA)

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key facts >15 innovative pilots enabled to reach unserved areas and scale productive use technology 125,000+ new connections from pilots for Uganda’s hardest to reach It is estimated that 80% of Ugandans live without access to energy and that 30% of connections are predicted to be off-grid. The Uganda Off-Grid Energy Market Accelerator (UOMA) is a…

Sure Chill

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Highlights Over 11,450 fridges sold to UNICEF India and the Indian Ministry of Health in 2020/21 which played a crucial part in the vaccine rollout Established a local subsidiary in Kenya and have built a strong initial sales team there Sure Chill has developed and patented a unique cooling technology that enables cooling equipment to…

Odyssey Energy Solutions

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KEY FACTS Over 1000 organisations in more than 50 countries are using the platform to connect project developers, investors, governments and equipment suppliers Odyssey is the platform for the Nigeria Electrification Project, the largest DER financing programme to date; over 250,000 connections have been submitted for financing Recipient of the Keeling Curve Award in recognition…

MAX (Metro Africa Xpress)

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KEY FACTS Completed 8 million trips 13,000 drivers onboarded, servicing 800,000 users Developed two-wheel electric vehicle for the African market MAX integrates ride-hailing technology with data-driven asset-finance to deliver a full-service business model, including: Mobile app for motorcycle ride hailing Driver profiling/onboarding programme that uses psychometric tests and machine learning Data-driven asset-finance to help drivers…

Inficold

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key facts Installations in over 17 states in India Ability to offer customisable cold storage solutions from 5MT to over 100MT Innovative thermal storage tech 7x cheaper to run than diesel cooling systems Inficold has developed a new thermal storage technology which can enable uninterrupted cooling where grid electricity supply is unreliable. Its current focus…

Fraym

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Key facts The largest database on African households, with socio-economic, demographic and behavioural insights Delivers detailed insights for 50+ African countries down to 1×1 square kilometres Fraym is a geospatial data company that helps companies, organisations and government agencies map populations in Africa. By weaving together billions of data points from multiple sources, including surveys…

Energy Private Developers (Rwandan Accelerator)

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Key Facts Over 100 member companies in eight Rwandan energy sub-sectors Flagship biennial sector events convene 1000 enterprises, investors and civil servants over two days in Kigali Adviser to Rwandan Minister for Energy and Rural Electrification Agency on rural electrification and consumer education Energy Private Developers (EPD) is a not-for-profit, in-country market accelerator in Rwanda,…

CrossBoundary Energy Access

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key facts Completed Africa’s first finance transaction for mini-grids, to finance 60 projects in Tanzania and bring power to around 34,000 people Mini-grids in Tanzania bring first time productive use power to over 5,000 people   CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) is a pioneering blended finance facility for mini-grids. They invest blended capital directly into mini-grid…