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EDF – Lusaka Transmission Distribution Rehabilitation Project (LTDRP) Low Voltage Distribution Network: Women Empowerment and Micro Small Enterprises Support – 2020

To promote an economical, cultural and social development of the African, Caribbean, Pacific and oversees countries, to strengthen peace and security and to promote a stable and democratic political environment.

1.9 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Energy
Regions European Union, Africa-Carribean-Pacific

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Priorities and funded actions

* To enable women benefitting from the subsidised electricity connections and those already connected to electricity services in the Lusaka Transmission Distribution Rehabilitation Project (LTDRP) target areas of Lusaka to have increased access to complementary services including credit facilities, business management and entrepreneurial skills training

* Priority 1: to facilitate gender inclusion by fostering women’s entrepreneurship with a focus on poor women and particularly vulnerable women (e.g. young mothers, physically challenged, socially marginalised etc.);
* Priority 2: to facilitate women’s economic empowerment, through increasing the number, diversity and resilience of women-headed businesses

Among financed actions:
* Activities targeted at fostering women’s entrepreneurship;
* Coordination, studies, training and mentoring of staff and/or users, awareness raising, information and communication activities related to above;
* Training and mentoring of women as entrepreneurs and strengthening financial literacy of women;
* Promoting local investment inter alia through development of local credit markets, and/or supporting access to microfinance, may also be considered

Additional information
* This call is a restricted call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 36 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person or and;
– Be non-profit making;
– Be a specific type of organisation including: i) an non-governmental organisation or; ii) a micro-finance institution or; iii) a financial institution or; iv) an international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulation and;
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in other countries eligible under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). This obligation does not apply to international organisations;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary


* Amount of the grant: between 1.7 million euro and 1.9 million euro
* Co-financing rate: up to 90 % of the total eligible costs

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