Promotion of Small Hydropower-based Mini-Grids for A Better Access to Modern Energy Services in Central African Republic

Project Summary

To promote investment in small hydro-power (SHP) mini-grids and develop an appropriate business model for the sustainability of the provision of rural energy services.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Central African Republic
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
UNDP – Direct Implementation Modality
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
85,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,645,000 USD
Co-financing Total
16,658,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
251,275 USD
Total Cost 19,388,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Aug 2015
Preparation Grant Approved
04 May 2016
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2016
Project Approved for Implementation
31 Jan 2018
Project closed