Call for Proposals: Women- Led Clean Energy Businesses and Projects


The USAID Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia (USAID PFAN-Asia), the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) and the Asian Development Bank, have announced a call for proposals for women entrepreneurs in clean energy. Selected woman entrepreneurs and organizations supporting the selected entrepreneurs will receive mentoring support from USAID PFAN-Asia with an aim to secure funding for upscaling their operations.

Women entrepreneurs and organizations supporting the women entrepreneurs should be from the private sector, or be proposed as a public private partnership, with a planned project in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, or Vietnam, and should be actively seeking capital up to $50 million size range.

Type of Projects and Businesses Activities:

Biomass; Biofuels; Biogas; Energy Efficiency; Hydropower; Solar; Waste-to-Energy; Hybrid (a combination of two or more technical focuses); Energy Efficiency and Clean Transport.

Award for Selected Projects:

Selected projects/organizations will receive the following support from USAID PFAN-Asia:

  • Free one-on-one coaching for a total of 10 days to develop the business plan.
  • Introduction to equity investors and/or debt providers and assistance to negotiate terms of investment/lending.
  • Technical assistance (i.e. legal opinion, review of feasibility study and others).

Note: the above support is provided in kind (not cash).

Please email to to obtain a nomination form and application document. Submit your complete application forms no later than 31 March 2017