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Promoting Better Access to Modern Energy Services through Sustainable Mini-grids and Low-carbon Bioenergy Technologies Among Guinea-Bissau’s Forest-dependent Communities

Project Summary

To promote integrated investment in sustainable mini-grids and low-carbon bioenergy technologies, and develop an appropriate business model for the sustainability of the system

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Direction General of Environment/Secretariat of State of Environment, Direction General of Energy/Ministry of Energy, National Institute for Research and Applied Technology (INITA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
90,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,912,702 USD
Co-financing Total
14,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
276,707 USD
Total Cost 17,502,702.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
20 Jul 2016
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Oct 2017
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2017
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Jun 2020
Project closed