July 18, 2024

2024 Start-ups Digital Energy Facility Challenge Program for Africa

Applications are hereby invited from talented and highly motivated individuals to take advantage of an annual call for projects in Digital Energy Facility Challenge Program in tackling energy access issues in developing countries.

The aim of the Challenge is to support the development of innovative solutions for greater energy access, to facilitate the integration of renewable energies and improve energy operators’ performance. 


  • Organisation: Digital Energy Facility
  • Program Location: United Nations & European Union
  • Program Duration: 4 years
  • Available Slot: Several
  • Basic Qualifications: Start-ups, NGO
  • Nationality: All Nationalities

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Digital Energy Facility Challenge Program are as follows:

The 2024 Call for Projects targets projects based in Africa and owned by:

Eligible Countries

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Program Benefits

Applicants participating in the Digital Energy Facility Challenge Program will receive the following benefits:

  • Each year the Challenge will award 2 to 3 utility and
  • Technology/service provider partnership projects and
  • 5 to 8 start-up projects.
  • An annual budget of €1.8 M will enable grant-based funding, technical assistance and strategic guidance.

Challenge winners can benefit from:

  • A financial contribution
  • Technical assistance
  • A bootcamp
  • Increased visibility

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To be part of the Digital Energy Facility Challenge Program, applicants seeking For more information on each category and to apply, should visit: The Digital Energy Challenge for Start-ups and The Digital Energy Challenge for Utilities.

For further information or to be added to the Challenge mailing list please contact.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

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