Call for proposals: Women businesses and projects in clean energy

**Join Us to Empower Women for Sustainable Energy**

The USAID Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia (USAID PFAN-Asia), the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), announce a call for applications and nominations for women entrepreneurs in clean energy.

Selected woman entrepreneurs and organisations supporting the selected entrepreneurs will receive mentoring support from USAID PFAN-Asia with an aim to secure funding for upscaling their operations.

Women entrepreneurs and organisations supporting the women entrepreneurs should be from the private sector, or be proposed as a public private partnerships, with a planned project in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, or Vietnam, and should be actively seeking capital up to $50 million size range.

Type of Projects and Businesses Activities: Biomass; Biofuels; Biogas; Energy Efficiency; Hydropower; Solar; Waste-to-Energy; Hybrid (a combination of two or more technical focuses); Energy Efficiency and Clean Transport.

Award for Selected Projects:

Selected projects/ organisations will receive the following support from USAID PFAN-Asia:

·Free one-on-one coaching for a total of 10 man-days to develop the business plan.

·Introduction to equity investors and/or debt providers and assistance to negotiate terms of investment/lending.

·Technical assistance (i.e. legal opinion, review of feasibility study and others).

Note: the above support is provided in kind (not cash).

Please email to asia@cti-pfan.net to obtain nomination form and application document.

Submit your complete application forms no later than 31 March 2017

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