SECO 17 – Publication of Award
The call for proposal launched on November 14th 2017 and closed on January 19th 2018 for the SECO 17 – Partnership to Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals has been completed.
The following proposals have been selected:
- BlueOrchard Finance: CHF 2’600’000
The proposed project aims to co-funding for the Sub-national Climate Fund Africa (SnCF) Technical Assistance Facility, allowing the delivery of project feasibility studies for, and subsequent investment in, waste valorization, renewable energy and energy efficiency infrastructure projects in Africa. The project aims to avoid GHG emissions and create employment opportunities in the targeted African countries.
- Meloy Fund I: CHF 1’000’000
The proposed TA Facility aims to support investing in the fisheries sector coupling private capital with investment in natural resource management. The Fisheries Ecosystem Technical Assistance Facility (FETAF) ensures that businesses engaged by the Meloy Fund achieve the latent value inherent in managing natural resources to maximize sustainability. The project aims to avoid GHG emissions and create employment opportunities in the target countries in Southeast Asia.
- responsAbility Asset Management AG: CHF 2’500’000
The proposed TA Facility provides instrumental TA support to small renewable energy projects in Africa and thereby the transition of African countries towards a climate-friendly energy production by developing and investing in small to medium-sized renewable energy power plants across Sub-Saharan-Africa. The project also contributes to the creation and retention of jobs in the target countries.
- South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd.: CHF 900’000
The aim of the project is to set up a Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), in support of the Asia Energy Transition Fund (AETF). The TAF will provide technical assistance to projects (renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage) that fail to reach an investable stage, contributing to the low-carbon and sustainable evolution of target countries in Southeast Asia and to the creation and retention of additional jobs.