Increasing Access to Clean and Affordable Decentralized Energy Services in Selected Vulnerable Areas of Malawi

Project Summary

To increase access to energy in selected remote, rural areas in Malawi by promoting innovative, community-based mini-grid applications in cooperation with the private sector, social enterprises and civil society.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy - Department of Energy Affairs (DoE), Mulanje Electricity Generation Agency (MEGA), Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA), Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management, , Selected District Councils (Mulanje, Karonga and/or Chitipa), Practical Action (NGO)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,725,000 USD
Co-financing Total
22,785,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
163,875 USD
Total Cost 24,610,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Sep 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
25 Oct 2013
Concept Approved
25 Oct 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Dec 2014
Project closed