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Uganda: first green energy project in construction sector

Uganda / SUNREF East Africa helps private actors seize the opportunities of the ecological transition ...

MOOC: Energetic and ecological transition in Southern countries

AFD and ENS are launching the second edition of a free online course which offers the ...

AFD supports the Nigerian banking sector with SUNREF

Nigeria / On the occasion of the visit to Nigeria of the French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, three ...

SUNREF expands in Palestine

Palestinian Territories / In a context of severe constraints on the energy market and vulnerability to climate change, ...

AFD successfully launched SUNREF in Namibia

Namibie / The 24th of May 2018 marked the start of SUNREF in Namibia. The programme, which is already ...

Strengthening the capacities of SGBS’ staff in Senegal

West Africa / Strengthening the capacities of local partner banks on technical and financial issues of ...

A video to discover SUNREF in Indian Ocean!

Mauritius / A video to illustrate how thanks to SUNREF, the AFD promotes a new model of sustainable ...

Côte d’Ivoire: CGECI and CIE raise the companies’ awareness about energy efficiency measures

Côte d’Ivoire / In order to raise the awareness of Ivorian private sector about energy efficiency measures and ...

Financing green projects: strengthening the capacities of SUNREF partner banks in Benin

Bénin / Strengthening the capacities of local partner banks on technical and financial issues of ...

Making Blended Finance Work for the Sustainable Development Goals

The global community has spoken loud and clear: more resources must be mobilised to end extreme ...

Financing the transition from brown to green

Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low ...

Niger: engineering companies, industrial and banking players sensitized on green energy

West Africa / Strengthening the capacities of local partners in technical and financial issues of renewable ...

Green bonds reach $100 billion milestone

The latest Climate Bonds Initiative analysis has shown that green bond issuances in 2017 have ...

SUNREF Club: AFD has gathered its international financial partners in Mauritius to build tomorrow’s climate finance

On the sidelines of the COP 23 summit in Bonn, Germany, chaired by the Fiji Islands, and in the ...

ODI publication: Climate finance fundamentals and the Green Climate Fund

ODI (Overseas Development Institute)  published a new briefing paper designed for readers new ...

SUNREF South Africa to be Introduced at the Southern African Energy Efficiency Conference

South Africa / At the same time as the COP 23 in Bonn, and ahead of the Paris Climate Finance Summit, Agence ...

Club SUNREF: AFD gathers its partners again to build the climate finance of tomorrow

In preparation for the Paris Summit on Climate Finance and in the margins of COP23, AFD is ...

SUNREF voted Best Financial Solution for Sustainable Energy in West Africa

On the occasion of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum held from 11 to 13 October in Dakar, AFD ...

Istanbul: SUNREF Turkey and Green Investment Opportunities introduced

Turkey / SUNREF Turkey Project’s first Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ) visit has started in İstanbul ...

Energy Efficiency: Strengthening the industries’ capacities in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso / Strengthening the capacities of local partners in technical and financial issues of renewable ...

Financing green projects: strengthening the capacities of Orabank staff

West Africa / Strengthening the capacities of local partner banks on technical and financial issues of ...

Municipal contracting: capacity building and training in South Africa

South Africa / Building capacities of companies to implement strategies for an optimized use of energy and ...

Public authorities and private players in sustainable development commit to green finance

West Africa / On 21st June 2017, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), has participated through its ...

Discover the SUNREF project cycle: How is a green finance project structured?

Discover the SUNREF project cycle First of all, discover how to structure a green finance ...

SUNREF India – Promoting affordable green housing

India / SUNREF Green Housing India: promoting affordable green housing In July 2017, the National ...

1st beneficiary of SUNREF in Uganda: financing biomass boilers

East Africa / SUNREF East Africa finances its first project in Uganda in August 2017, as the textile industry ...

SUNREF in Senegal, an encouraging progress for a greener future

Sénégal / AFD’s green finance label has been active in Senegal since 2010 to develop renewable energy and ...

Integrating international climate change commitments into national development planning

This Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) paper examines how to support the ...

SUNREF, a catalyst for innovation, according to French newspaper Le Point

East Africa / The French newspaper “Le Point”, on its African edition, released on 11th of May 2017 a press ...

What opportunities for financing green projects in Togo? A successful workshop in Togo

West Africa / SUNREF West Africa programme gathered almost 125 people for an information and capitalization ...

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV): Has time come for solar energy in Africa?

Depending on a specific country’s situation, PV and CSP are valuable contributions to the ...

Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth – OECD

This report provides an assessment of how governments can generate inclusive economic growth in ...

Workshop on green projects funding opportunities in Togo

Togo / On 8 June 2017, the AFD will organize in Sancta Maria Hotel (Lomé) a workshop about the SUNREF ...

Successful SUNREF high profile workshop in Kenya

Kenya / Agence Française de Développement (AFD), in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers ...

ESMS: An opportunity for banks

In the path towards green finance, sound environmental and social (E&S) management is ...

Burkina Faso’s solar ambitions

West Africa / SUNREF West Africa has been active in Burkina Faso since mid-2016; around twenty projects are ...

Green Talks Live: Green finance and investment

SAVE THE DATE – NEXT WEBINAR ON FRIDAY 28 APRIL ‌Green finance and investment: Using ...

In Kenya, SUNREF East Africa stakeholders share their experience

East Africa / On 28 April 2017, SUNREF East Africa will organize an event in Nairobi to share experience of ...

More Action Needed to Meet Energy Goals by 2030, New Report Finds

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable ...

SUNREF East Africa successfully launched in Tanzania

East Africa / SUNREF East Africa has been successfully launched in Tanzania during a high-level workshop ...

Capacity building of SUNREF’s partner banks: training of Bank of Africa Tanzania employees

Tanzania / The SUNREF East Africa programme’s technical assistance team undertook training for a cross ...

An outlook on SUNREF East Africa success stories

East Africa / SUNREF East Africa releases its booklet of success stories: this communication support presents ...

What is SUNREF? Discover the AFD’s green finance label in video

Discover in video how the innovative program SUNREF guides businesses in the ecological ...

SUNREF Indian Ocean: Official inauguration of the photovoltaic plant Solar Field in Mont Choisy in Mauritius

Mauritius / The photovoltaic plant Solar Field has been officially inaugurated on January 30th near Mont ...

SUNREF Indian Ocean: AFD is mapping the productive sector liquid effluents in Mauritius

Mauritius / As part of SUNREF Indian Ocean program, AFD has launched last January a study on the water ...

Raising the capacities and training of SUNREF partners in Senegal

Sénégal / Raising the capacities of national partners in the technologies, finance and economy of ...

Success of SUNREF West Africa Seminar in Cote d’Ivoire

West Africa / SUNREF West Africa seminar gathered more than 175 participants on “Energy efficiency, renewable ...

Huge turnout as AFD launches SUNREF in Uganda

East Africa / Agence Francaise de Developpment (AFD) hosted over 100 guests at the successful launch of its ...

Bank of Africa –Tanzania (BoA-T), new partner bank for SUNREF East Africa

East Africa / SUNREF East Africa is officially launched in Tanzania! On 22nd November 2016, Agence Française ...

Regional Workshop – Innovative Financial Instruments to support Energy Efficiency

Peru / Lima, Peru on November 15 & 16, 2016 The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Latin ...

SUNREF East Africa launches its activities in Uganda

Ouganda / On the 2nd of November 2016, SUNREF East Africa launches its activities in Uganda in ...

Invitation to IDFC Climate Finance Forum

Morocco / 2016 is a pivotal year to turn the Sustainable Development Goals and the COP21 agreement into ...

Discover how SUNREF encourages green investments in South Africa

Afrique du Sud / With SUNREF, AFD helps South Africa to meet the challenge of a green energy transition to take ...

SUNREF: success for green finance in South Africa with a 4th credit line

Afrique du Sud / On the occasion of the State visit of President Zuma to France, AFD and Industrial Development ...

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTB U), a new partner bank for SUNREF East Africa

Ouganda / SUNREF East Africa formally entered the Uganda market! The Agence Française de Développement ...

Société Générale Bénin: a new partner bank for SUNREF West Africa

West Africa / The bank Societe Generale Benin has joined SUNREF West Africa partners. A financing agreement ...

Sharing experience and cooperation: SUNREF workshop for partner banks

France /  SUNREF community gathering in Markseille, June 6th to 9th 2016 In order to address the ...

SUNREF East Africa is continuing its geographic deployment in Ouganda

Ouganda / SUNREF East Africa formally entered the Uganda Market after the Kenya Association of ...

SUNREF presented to French companies

France / Business France invited the 24th March its network member companies to a meeting on SUNREF ...

SUNREF, AFD’s Green Finance Label: Website Now Online

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has launched the SUNREF website for its partners and ...

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) organizes a SUNREF Indian Ocean seminar presentation in Seychelles March 7, 2016

Mauritius / Seychelles is one of the countries targeted by the program SUNREF Indian Ocean (with Mauritius, ...

AFD presents SUNREF Indian Ocean, its green credit line

Mauritius / The regional agency AFD of Mauritius and the Seychelles gathered over 150 participants in a ...

A workshop to launch SUNREF West Africa in Niger

Niger / An information and awareness workshop dedicated to SUNREF West Africa program was held in ...

Local Financial Institutions and Green Finance – Finding Ways to Share Knowledge and Experience

France / AFD, in partnership with the Banque Interaméricaine de Développement (BID) and the Organization ...

SGBCI bank and AFD’s form partnership to support investments for energy efficiency and renewable energy

Côte d’Ivoire / The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Société Générale de Banques en Côte ...