PFAN Call for Proposals: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia


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United Nations Industrial Development Organization

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) provides guidance in areas such as economic feasibility, project structure, investment and financing, preparation of the business plan and introductions to investors. PFAN is one of few actors in this space addressing barriers to climate finance at the small and medium enterprises (SME) level in developing countries and emerging economies on demand and supply sides, i.e., shortage of bankable projects on the demand side and ability to assess risk and conservative lending culture on the supply side.

The objective of the PFAN Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia is to provide coaching support from experienced professionals in developing and refining a financially, socially and environmentally viable business plan; an indispensable document that will be an integral part of subsequent investor outreach. Upon the completion of the coaching phase, these projects will obtain assistance in terms of financial mobilization, follow-up support and deal making facilitation. Some qualified mature projects will have the opportunity to present to potential investors at the Asia Forum for Climate & Clean Energy Financing in Singapore in 2018.  Applications must be received by 19th July 2017 – 6 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time).


Any person or company actively operating their project in Asia region in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam. 

Focus of Call for Proposals

The project / business must promote or use clean energy and climate technologies, products or services, including, but not limited to:

Clean Energy Proposals

•    Biomass

•    Biogas

•    Bio-fuels

•    Solar

•    Wind

•    Hydropower

•    Tidal / Ocean

•    Energy Products from Forestry

•    Rural Electrification & Energy Access

•     Distributed & Off-grid Generation

•     Energy Storage & Conservation

•     Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction

•     Waste to Energy

•     Emissions Reduction

•     Clean Transport 

Submission of Applications and Supporting Material

All submissions are to be made online through PFAN’s Climate-Invest Management system. Applications sent via Email are not eligible.

To initiate the submission process, applicants are required to access the Climate-Invest registration page as linked below, fill out necessary information and activate their user account. The applicants can continue to create a new application in the system and submit at any time. However, an application can only be submitted once the registration has been completed through the PFAN team – this can take up to two working days.




The submission of applications must be made by 6 p.m. (CEST – Central European Summer Time) on Wednesday 19th July 2017 from

Please note the project proposal document to be uploaded should be in MS Word format, and should not exceed 20 pages including the cover page, contents, charts, and tables. Shorter documents are preferable to longer ones. Page setup, spacing, font size and type face are at your discretion but the document should be reader friendly. A maximum of 3 annexes may be used to provide additional information (e.g. the cash flow model in MS Excel format) provided that these do not exceed a further 10 pages of written information or the combined data volume limit. The total data volume of all files submitted to PFAN should not exceed 20 MB. Templates for the project proposal document can be downloaded from here.


Participants selected to advance into the next round will be notified by Thursday 10th August 2017. Immediately following this notification, organizers will work with the selected participants to arrange the agreed coaching support for the next stage of the Initiative.

PFAN is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).


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