Higher Tier Cooking Component Uganda: Results Based Financing
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Catalyzing the procurement and sales of higher-tier clean cooking appliances in Uganda
CLASP is working to help small businesses in Uganda mitigate the risks associated with procuring and selling higher-tier clean cooking appliances through a program called the Higher Tier Cooking Component (HTCC) Results-Based Financing (RBF).
Improving access to clean cooking is crucial for households and businesses in emerging economies. Clean cooking uses energy-efficient appliances and burns less fossil fuel. It lowers the health risks linked to traditional, fossil-fuel-burning cooking stoves, is safer, and it reduces carbon emissions.
The HTCC RBF program will expedite the scale and timeline of sales for participating companies. By promoting access to cleaner, energy-efficient appliances, it will improve the quality of life for households, while the finance and business development support will nurture the growth of local enterprises.
How it Works
The program provides financial subsidies to small and medium-sized companies to support the procurement of large quantities of high-quality, low-emission, and energy-efficient cookstoves. Eligible participants include manufacturers and distributors of e-cooking (electric pressure cookers and electric induction stoves) and higher tier (3-5) biomass stoves including charcoal, briquette, pellets, and firewood stoves.
How to Apply
Companies can discover details about the RBF, including procurement subsidy auction windows and how to submit a subsidy request through the Energy Enterprise Coach (EEC) program administered by NIRAS. Eligible companies can also apply there for business development support.
The HTCC Uganda RBF is administered by CLASP in partnership with the German Development Agency (GIZ) with support from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
The HTCC is part of the multi-country Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for the Clean Cooking (SEE-CC) program commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and implemented in partnership with EnDev. SEE-CC supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Uganda to enhance their business operations, access finance for upscaling, and drive innovation in the clean cooking sector.