The first call for project proposals for the Off-Grid Clean Energy Facility (OCEF) in Benin has been launched and will close on May 22, 2018. OCEF, a component of the MCF-Benin II Off-Grid Electricity Access Project, is a challenge fund providing grant financing to proven, sustainable, off-grid clean energy projects in Benin.


This first call for proposal will provide grants totalling 12 million USD for 12 to 15 projects and is open for organizations to submit a proposal that favour economic activities (generating employment possibilities) and access of poorest households to electricity. The first call includes the following windows:


  • Off-grid energy for essential public infrastructure (min 500.000 USD, max 2 million USD)
  • Household energy systems (min 500.000 USD, max 2 million)
  • Support to business models for implementation of energy efficiency measures by public institutions, households and commercial and industrial users (min 100.000 USD, max 1 million)


For more information on criteria and how to apply, please visit OCEF's website